Tofu with Vietnamese coleslaw (for four)

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Lunch & Light Meals
4 peopleServes
Cook   20 min
  • Firm tofu, 400 g
  • Cabbage, 3 cup(s), green
  • Red cabbage, 3 cup(s)
  • Red capsicum, 1 capsicum(s), medium
  • Carrot, 2 large carrot(s)
  • Olive oil, extra virgin, 3½ teaspoon(s)
  • Sesame oil, ½ teaspoon(s)
  • Garlic, 2 clove(s), peeled
  • Rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon(s), or other vinegar
  • Lime, 2 lime(s), juice
  • Spring onion, 2 small onion(s), thinly sliced
  • Bean sprouts, 2 cup(s), washed
  • Fresh mint, ¼ cup(s), leaves
  • Coriander, ¼ cup(s), leaves
  • Soba noodle, boiled and drained, 720 g, prepared according to packet


Drain the tofu and then press between a few pieces of paper towel to remove any excess moisture. To ensure you get all the moisture out, you might like to put the tofu wrapped in paper towel between two heavy plates for 20 minutes.

Cut the tofu longways into 1.5 cm slices and then cut those slices in half.

If you're not using a pre-prepared bag of coleslaw, finely slice the green cabbage, red cabbage, capsicum and carrot  and place into a large bowl.

Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a frypan over a medium heat. Add the tofu slices and pan-fry for 2 to 3 minutes, flipping the slices to ensure they become golden, but not burnt.

In a shallow bowl, whisk together the remaining olive oil, sesame oil, garlic and rice vinegar and then add lime juice depending on your taste preferences.

Add the spring onion, bean sprouts, mint, coriander, cooked soba noodles and dressing to the large bowl and mix gently until well combined.

To serve, divide the coleslaw into bowls and top with the pan-fried tofu.

TIP: As an optional extra, toast 3 tablespoons of unsalted peanuts in a pan and sprinkle over the salad for added crunch.

To save time, you can buy a pre-prepared bag of coleslaw from the supermarket.

Nutrition facts per serve
Makes 4 serves

Note: If food units vary from the book, be guided by the following food units.

Meat & Protein 1
Bread & Cereals2
Healthy Fats & Oils1
Protein25.8 g
Total fat12.6 g
- Saturated fat1.8 g
Total carbohydrates53.1 g
- Total sugars13.9 g
Fibre19.8 g
Sodium432 mg

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