You’ll usually see some kind of “cold tofu” appetizer at your local sushi restaurant, and this is sort of like that, but with some jalapenos thrown in for a little kick. This dish is super-easy, clean-tasting, and flavored with fresh, bright herbs. Let the marinade soak up into the tofu for about 30 minutes (even better, an hour or two in the fridge) after all the work is done. It’s barely any work at all, and you’ll get some great-tasting, healthy protein to snack on!
Cold Tofu Appetizer
1/2 package silken soft tofu, cut into small cubes (a package is about 14 ounces; if you want to use the whole package, then double the amount of everything else)
1/2 jalapeno pepper, sliced thinly
1 tsp minced ginger
Roughly chopped cilantro
Thinly sliced green onions
Freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 tsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1. Arrange the tofu cubes onto a plate. Top with the jalapeno slices, ginger, cilantro, green onions, and black pepper. In a small bowl, combine the rice vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, and sesame oil, until the sugar dissolves. Gently pour the vinegar-soy mixture over the top of the tofu. Allow to stand, marinating, for about 15 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts (estimated per serving): 71 calories, 4.8 grams fat, 5 grams protein, 2.2 grams carbohydrates