Chilli Smoked Tofu & Peanut Salad

Inspired by a dish I fell in love with about ten years ago at a Sichuan restaurant, this chilli smoked tofu and peanut salad combines with a freshness and crunchiness that makes this a winning recipe, my friends.

And best of all, it takes just ten minutes to prepare with zero cooking required!

The restaurant no longer has this on the menu, so I had to rely on my memories of the meal to re-create this recipe. When I tasted the first forkful, my eyes rolled back into my head, and a huge grin spread across my face from ear to ear.

I did it. It tastes exactly as I remember!

Try not to be alarmed by the amount of chilli oil that goes into this. The heat level is medium, so if you like chilli, you’ll be able to handle it.

My chilli smoked tofu and peanut salad would make a perfect side plate, or you could serve it up with some rice, quinoa, or greens for a substantial meal in itself.

Coriander leaves, smoked tofu, salted beer nuts, chilli oil, tamari, and chilli flakes
The ingredients
Partially sliced smoked tofu on a wooden chopping board
Smoked tofu
Chilli oil, tamari, and chilli flakes in a small glass bowl ready to be whisked
Step 2: Whisk the chilli oil, tamari, and chilli flakes
Whisked chilli oil, tamari, and chilli flakes in a small glass bowl
Step 2: The whisked chilli oil, tamari, and chilli flakes
Chilli smoked tofu and peanut in a blue bowl, with a small bowl of black rice in the background
Chilli Smoked Tofu and Peanut Salad
Chilli smoked tofu and peanut in a blue bowl with wooden chopsticks, with a small bowl of black rice to the side
Chilli Smoked Tofu and Peanut Salad

Chilli Smoked Tofu and Peanut Salad

Prep

Total

Yield 4 small bowls

Ingredients

  • 200g (7 oz) smoked tofu
  • 1½ Tbsp salted beer nuts
  • 2½ Tbsp chilli oil
  • 2 tsp tamari (or substitute with soy sauce)
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • Handful of fresh coriander leaves

Instructions

  • Cut the tofu into thin strips, about ½ cm (⅕") wide.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the chilli oil, tamari, and chilli flakes.
  • In a large bowl, add the tofu strips, peanuts, and coriander leaves. Drizzle the chilli oil mixture on top and toss gently to combine.

Notes

  • Smoked tofu can be found at your local health food store.

Courses Lunch; Dinner

Cuisine Asian

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