Avocado Tofu Salad is a classic fusion dish that is popular in many areas around China and Taiwan. It uses ripe avocados mixed in with silken tofu and a few Chinese sauces to make a dish that is soft, silky, and full of delicious flavors. This is a very healthy dish that is beloved by many people all around. Once you try it, you’ll instantly fall in love with it.
Tofu is one of my most favorite things to eat ever.
It is healthy, cheap and can be used to make a variety of dishes. One of which is this avocado tofu salad dish.
I first seen this dish at a restaurant when I was in Taiwan. It sounded strange to me at first because I never seen tofu and avocado paired this way before. So I just knew I had to order it.
And boy was I in for a surprise.
This dish was so flavorful and tasty that I instantly fell in love with it.
Which is why the very next day, I went out to the super market and bought myself some avocados and tofu. I wanted to recreate this dish. It took me several tries but in the end I think I got it down.
So now I am sharing this delicious recipe to all of you in hopes that you all will enjoy it just as much as I did.
Here is how you can make Avocado Tofu Salad / 鱷梨豆腐.
What Kind Of Tofu Should You Use?
To be honest, you can use any type of tofu for this Avocado Tofu Salad / 鱷梨豆腐 dish. However the preferred tofu to use is definitely going to be “Silken Tofu”. The reason for this is because silken tofu is silky, creamy and has the highest water content. It is also commonly used for many dessert type of dishes.
Which is why if you are going to be making this dish, we highly recommend you use “Silken Tofu”. It’ll make the dish taste much more flavorful.
But if you can’t find “Silken Tofu”, then you can also use other tofu’s like soft or firm tofu too.
An example of what silken tofu looks like is this picture:
Silken Tofu is pretty easy to find as the package is normally labeled as such.
What Is Tamari Soy Sauce?
Tamari Soy Sauce is a variety of soy sauce that is usually made with no wheat. It is commonly used in Japanese dishes as it provides much more flavor than the average soy sauce. It is also darker in color and tastes more balanced and less salty than the sometimes harsh bite of soy sauce, which makes it a perfect choice for dipping.
Ingredients to Make Avocado Tofu Salad
Making Avocado Tofu Salad / 鱷梨豆腐 is a very simple thing to do.
It also uses very minimal amounts of ingredients which you can probably find in almost any Asian supermarket.
The ingredients you’ll need to make this salad consists of:
- Silken Tofu – 1 Block of Tofu or about 200 Grams
- Green Onions – 1 to 2 sticks of green onion
- Avocado – 1 Avocado
- Sesame Oil – 1/2 Teaspoon
- Tamari Soy Sauce – 2 Tablespoon
- Water – 1 Tablespoon
How To Make Avocado Tofu Salad
The process to make Avocado Tofu Salad / 鱷梨豆腐 is a very simple thing to do as there is no cooking involved.
The steps to make this salad are as followed:
Take out your silken tofu from the box and place it on a serving dish.
Then cut the block of tofu into 1/2 to 1 cm slices and push down gently so the slices can start to lean towards one side of the dish.
Then take the water and pour it into the tamari soy sauce.
This will dilute it.
Pour the diluted soy sauce over the sliced tofu.
After that, pour your sesame oil over the sliced tofu as well.
Sprinkle your chopped green onions all over the sliced tofu.
Now grab your avocado, cut it in half and take the seed out.
Then scoop out the avocado.
Slice the avocado into thin slices and push it gently so that it leans to one side.
Now just place your avocado slices on top of the tofu and serve!
See that wasn’t so hard was it?
It only takes about 10 minutes to make and it will be one of the healthiest and tastiest things you have ever tried.
How To Store/Keep Avocado Tofu Salad
When you make this Avocado Tofu Salad / 鱷梨豆腐, it should essentially be served immediately and eaten right away.
However if you have leftovers or just want to save it for future eating, then you can do so as well.
This tofu salad is able to be put in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days. Just make sure the dish is well covered so that it doesn’t spoil. As for freezing however, I would not recommend it as the avocado won’t be as flavorful or creamy.
But not to worry, because I can guarantee once you make this salad, it will be gone almost instantly.
Avocado Tofu Salad Recipe (鱷梨豆腐)
- 200 Gram Silken Tofu
- 2 Stalk Green Onion Chopped
- 1 Avocado Cut into slices
- 1/2 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
- 2 Tablespoon Tamari Soy Sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Water
- Take the block of silken tofu out of the box and put it on a serving dish. Then cut the block of tofu into 1/2 to 1 cm slices. Push them down gently so that the slices start to lean towards one side of the dish.
- Pour the water into the tamari soy sauce to dilute it.Then pour the diluted soy sauce over the sliced tofu.After that, pour the sesame oil over the sliced tofu.Sprinkle the chopped green onions onto the sliced tofu.
- Get your avocado and cut it in half, then take out the seed. Scoop out the avocado and cut it into slices. Push down gently so that it leans to one side. Then place the sliced avocados on top of the sliced tofu.
- Serve immediately.
Did you try making my Avocado Tofu Salad / 鱷梨豆腐? If so, how were they? I would love to hear all about it down in the comment section below or you can connect with my on Pinterest, Facebook or Instagram.