Cilantro-Scented Tofu Rice Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

A very unique salad that tastes great!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the tofu into 1/3 inch thick slices and drain in a colander for 15 minutes.
  2. Crumble to tofu in small pieces and place in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the rice, cilantro, cucumber and carrots, tossing evenly.
  4. Combine the dressing ingredients in a blender and process until well mixed.
  5. Pour the dressing into the tofu/rice mixture and toss to coat evenly.
  6. Let the flavors blend for 20 minutes in the refrigerator.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste, garnish with toasted pumpkin seeds if desired.
  8. Put the lettuce leaves on 4 plates; evenly divide the rice and place on top of the lettuce.
  9. Sprinkle the onion over each salad and serve.
Most Helpful

This I loved! just made it for lunch... unfortunatly my BF said it tasted "strange"...I guess the combo of cilantro and tofy just didn't go down too well with him... he's more into steak and chips...shame, because I really enjoy experimenting with "different" things (diffferent to him that is, I love cilantro...and tofu). Refreshing and just a little bite from the cilantro and the onion. Nice textures from the rice and the tofu and just the right zing from the vineagrette

Samuel Holden November 19, 2001

i loved this! it's like old-school vegetarian (brown rice and tofu) with a nice zip coming from the cilantro. nice textures and a refreshing blend of flavors. thanks!

georgie October 15, 2003

I thought these were great. They have just the right amount of flavoring and they are surprisingly filling. I'm not sure if someone who isn't accumstomed to healthy eating would find them quite as satisfying but speaking as someone who appreciates healthy food, this recipe is a definite winner.

evolvevlove April 17, 2010