Extra Healthy Spinach Salad

READY IN: 43mins




  • To make Tofu Croutons:
  • Preheat oven to 350F and bake tofu 20 minutes.
  • When the tofu is dry, cut it into 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch cubes (about the size of a crouton).
  • Beat egg in small bowl.
  • In another bowl, combine flour, garlic salt, onion powder and black pepper.
  • Dip tofu cubes in egg, and dust with flour mixture.
  • Heat oil in nonstick pan or, for extra iron, in a well seasoned iron pan over medium-high heat.
  • Fry tofu cubes until golden and crispy on all sides (takes about 10 minutes) and cool (if you're using an iron pan, watch very carefully so tofu doesn't burn).
  • To make Salad Dressing:
  • Combine all ingredients in nonreactive pot (such as stainless steel, enameled aluminum or anodized aluminum - don't use a regular aluminum pan as it will react with the acid.).
  • Cook over medium heat 2 until sugar dissolves (takes about 2 to 3 minutes).
  • Pour dressing into a cruet or other small container and cool.
  • To make Spinach Salad:
  • Place all ingredients in large serving bowl.
  • Pour in half of dressing, toss until coated, garnish with croutons and enjoy.