Thai Hot and Sour Salad With Crispy Tofu
Adapted from a recipe in Natural Health Magazine
8 ounces baked tofu
2 red chilies, de-seeded if large
2 cloves garlic
4 tablespoons light soy sauce
4 tablespoons lime juice
4 tablespoons Splenda (or other sweetener)
11 ounces rutabaga, grated
2/3 cup green beans, sliced lengthwise
1 red bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced
4 green onions, sliced
2 handfuls of fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup toasted peanuts, ground
1. Prepare the baked tofu, according to instructions.
2. While the tofu is baking, make the dressing by pounding all the ingredients in a heavy mortar or by processing them in a blender. Combine the rutabaga, beans, bell pepper, green onions, mint, and half the peanuts. Toss with half the dressing.
3. Spoon the salad onto plates and top with tofu. Toss with the remaining dressing and sprinkle with the remaining peanuts.
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