Broccoli and Tofu Salad with Peanut dressingTofu & Broccoli Salad is a hearty and delicious dish that is great to pack for lunchbox.

My husband recently has been asking me to make salad for lunch and dinner. I love salads but I wasn’t sure how it would taste when packed for lunch. A quick google search landed me on the Kitchn’s site and their yummy looking Tofu & Broccoli Salad looked like a total winner.Broccoli and Tofu Salad with Peanut dressingThis salad is very convenient to make because it calls for store bought broccoli slaw. I always have a bag of broccoli slaw in the fridge. It has grated broccoli, along with thinly grated purple cabbage and carrot. I always keep a bag of it in the fridge for quick meals like today’s salad and to add to stir fries and rice dishes.

My favorite part of this salad is the peanut dressing and if you already didn’t know I love peanut butter dressing. I have quite a few recipes that have that dressing like this Thai quinoa salad and this vegan Buddha bowl. I add sriracha sauce to add a little kick to the dish.Broccoli and Tofu Salad with Peanut dressingSalad is topped with baked tofu. You can either buy store bought or make it yourself. This is another one of those ingredients that I always keep in the fridge, but I made my own baked tofu this time and it was absolutely delicious. I used half of it on the salad and the other half my kids ate it as is. It can be served as a snack for kids – it’s that good.Broccoli and Tofu Salad with Peanut dressingThis is probably one of my favorite lunchbox recipes that I made for this week. I can see myself making it often in the future.

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Tofu & Broccoli Salad
Tofu & Broccoli Salad
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Tofu & Broccoli Salad is a hearty and delicious dish that is great to pack for lunchbox. Broccoli slaw and baked tofu with a creamy and spicy peanut dressing.
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Tofu & Broccoli Salad
Tofu & Broccoli Salad
Yum
Print Recipe
Tofu & Broccoli Salad is a hearty and delicious dish that is great to pack for lunchbox. Broccoli slaw and baked tofu with a creamy and spicy peanut dressing.
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
For the Peanut Butter Dressing:
  • ½ cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp Sriracha Sauce (Adjust as per spice preference, start with 1tsp if you don't like too spicy food)
  • 1 tsp Toasted Sesame oil
  • To taste Salt Pepper
For the Salad:
  • 4 cups Broccoli slaw (shredded broccoli, carrots and purple cabbage)
  • 1 Medium Red Pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups Baked Tofu (store bought or homemade) Recipe coming up very soon
  • ¼ cup Edamame (thawed if frozen)
  • ¼ cup Roasted Peanuts, chopped, for garnish
  • 3 tbsp Cilantro, chopped
Servings: Servings
Instructions
Make dressing:
  1. Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a bowl and whisk until smooth and well combined. Set aside.
Assemble Salad:
  1. In a large bowl, combine broccoli slaw and red pepper, toss and set this in the fridge until ready to serve. At this point veggies can be portioned into individual lunch boxes and stored in the fridge along with baked tofu and edamame.
  2. When ready to serve, top the slaw mixture with tofu, peanuts and cilantro. Drizzle (generously) with the peanut dressing and ENJOY!!
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17 thoughts on “Tofu & Broccoli Salad Recipe”

  1. The first click is so yum Pavani. It is only recently that I have learnt to appreciate broccoli to the fullest. Though a little on the expensive side here, I make it sometimes but the kids are not too fond of it. I am sure this salad tastes great with the baked tofu and broccoli and that peanut butter dressing

  2. One healthy lunchbox recipe you got here , Pavani. Love all the ingredients get into this salad dressing. With that salad dressing, it must be flavorful & delicious!!

  3. We love peanut butter sauce as well,. Pavani. This bowl of salad will be paradise for my older one. I should try this broccoli slaw sometime. I always steam broccoli and season it for salads. Also the edamame looks super fresh in the bowl. Must replenish my freezer with edamame.

  4. What a lovely medley of catchy and attractive vegetables loaded salad, never thought of dishing out a filling and super healthy salad with tofu like this. Now am so tempted to make this sort of tofu based salads often at home. Lovely salad.

  5. I was planning for buddha bowl and perfect timing, This salad with easy ingredients is a wonderful recipe to put together .. Loving how you presented them in the lunch box and in a bowl two different ways. I got some edamame in the weekend to make a salad would love to try this looks so yummy !! Peanut dressing for this salad makes it more delicious and adding siracha must have added such a kick .. I am salivating writing this sometimes I crave for this kind wholesome salad, the is a very colorful bowl of salad Pavani !! kudos !!!

  6. I am a salad lover, but you know what sometimes we do not get all the ingredients here and once you start substituting, the complete taste varies.I love this salad and like the idea of broccoli slaw..lovely dressing which must be so yum.

  7. broccoli slaw readymade ?? ! wow that’s new to me.. this lunch box is too perfect to dig in .. wish you pack this for me, Pavani ! I will switch over to eating Tofu 😀

  8. Even I have started packing salads for my husband’s lunch box too. So easy to put together and taste refreshing and healthy too. Love the addition of baked tofu, adds a nice crunch to the salad.

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