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Appetizers, Healthy Eating, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

Tofu with ginger vinegar

Tofu with ginger vinegar
Los Angeles Times

Tofu to start a meal? Yes, tofu makes an easy, flavorful appetizer. It's topped with cilantro, green onions, sesame oil and salt. Pickled ginger, which you can find in large supermarkets and Asian stores, is what ties the flavors together. ... Read more

Total time: 15 minutes | Serves 6
  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon slivered pickled ginger
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup minced green onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 (14-ounce) carton regular tofu, drained

Step 1Combine the rice vinegar and the sugar in a small bowl. Stir in the pickled ginger. Let them stand for the flavors to mingle, 5 minutes.

Step 2Combine the cilantro, onions, salt and sesame oil in a small bowl.

Step 3Cut the drained tofu crosswise into 6 slices. Put 1 slice of tofu on a serving plate. Cut the slice in half lengthwise, then crosswise into sixths, forming cubes. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the onion mixture over the top of the cubes, smoothing it so all are covered. Repeat with the remaining tofu. Serve with the pickled ginger vinegar on the side.


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