I whipped this salad up when I felt the need for something full of noodles but did not want either peanut sauce or tomato sauce:-). The vegetables can be infinitely varied but this is the combination I liked. The sauce comes from Vegan with a Vengance and I use it for a million and one things in my kitchen. It's DELECIOUS. Tofu or Soy Puffs are pre-fried tofu cubes that are puffy and soft. They are available at most Asian grocers. If you cannot find them substitute pan-fried, extra firm cotton tofu.