Mixed Mint and Tofu Salad (Goi Rau Thom Dau Hu)

I recently did a cooking demo for this dish and ironically, there's no cooking! That's the beauty of this dish is that it's fast and so yummy. Forget all the not-so-appetizing comments about tofu you might have heard previously. Just try this dish! The tofu is those ones from the Vietnamese or Asian market that's fresh and locally made, and slightly fried. Just gather up some mints, leafy green lettuce and bean sprouts, and you're about to have a yummy and healthy salad. Oh, it's gluten free too!

mixed mints and tofu salad

RECIPE for 4-6 servings

1 lb of tofu cubes, lightly fried (store-bought from Asian market), quarter them
1 head of leafy green lettuce, chopped
2 handful of bean sprouts
3-4 bunches of various mints of your choice
1 tbs of roasted sesame seeds
2 tbs of fried shallot

As an option, you can saute the tofu with:
1/2 white onion, diced
1 small knob of fresh ginger, diced
1 tbs of cooking oil
1 tbs of mirin
2 tbs of soy sauce
1 tbs hoisin sauce
1 dash of sugar
1 tbs of roasted sesame seed

Salad dressing:
2 tbs soy sauce
2 tbs mirin, or lime juice
1 tbs sugar
1 tsp sesame oil

Combine and mix the veggies in a large salad bowl and top with the tofu.
Drizzle some dressing to the salad and eat up!

Oh, a video of this dish is in the works!