Thai Chopped Tofu & Dumpling Salad with Almond Butter Dressing

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All the traditional flavors you crave in a traditional Thai chopped salad with an almond butter & coconut milk dressing that is tastier and healthier than the classic peanut butter version. The recipe is also easily adapted for vegans by swapping out a couple ingredients

YIELD: 4-6 servings
For Salad:
1 Red Bell Pepper, slices into thin strips ( Sliced into thin strips )
1/2 package Shredded Carrots
1 cup Shelled Edamame
1 package Shredded Cabbage
1/2 cup Cilantro ( Chopped )
2 Green Onions ( Sliced )
1/4 cup Roasted Cashews or Almonds ( Chopped )
1/2 Package Vegetable Dumplings ( Baked and cooled per instructions below )
1/4 cup Toasted shredded coconut ( Optional. Or use Roasted Coconut Chips )
For Crispy Sesame Tofu:
1 package Extra Firm Tofu ( Drained and pressed per instructions below )
2 tbsp. Soy Sauce or Liquid Amino
2 tbsp. Honey or Brown Sugar ( Or can also be substituted with Agave )
1 tbsp. Toasted Sesame Oil
1 tsp. Asian Chili Garlic Sauce ( I like Sriracha )
1-2 tbsp. Sesame Seeds
For Almond Coconut Dressing:
1 tbsp. Soy Sauce or Liquid Amino
1 tbsp. Honey or Brown Sugar
2-3 Garlic Cloves ( Crushed or Diced )
1 1 inch Piece Fresh Ginger ( Grated or Diced )
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Chili Garlic Sauce ( I like Sriracha )
1/3 cup Light Coconut Milk ( Or use more if desired to thin almond dressing )
1/4 Cup Almond Butter

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Wrap the tofu block in a kitchen towel and set a heavy pan lid on top. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • After the 10 minutes, remove tofu from...
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Nutritions

Calories
6436

Sodium
4876mg
203% DV

Fat
141g
217% DV

Protein
71g
143% DV

Carbs
1275g
433% DV

Fiber
50g
202% DV

Stewed Okra and Tomatoes is a classic Southern dish! Flavored with bacon, onion, garlic and cider vinegar, you know these vegetables are bound to be good. Serve garden fresh okra and tomatoes during the summer months, or use canned and frozen ingredients in the off-season. Paired with a side of cornbread, this is a simple and affordable dish to enjoy year-round!

3 slices thick cut bacon
1 small Vidalia onion
2 cloves garlic
2 15.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
1 T sugar
2 t fresh thyme leaves
1 dried bay leaf
1/2 t apple cider vinegar
1/2 t Worcestershire sauce
2 c fresh or frozen okra
salt and pepper ( to taste )
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  • In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook bacon until the bacon is starting to get crispy and the fat is rendered, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the onion and garlic; saute for 5 more...
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Nutritions

Calories
1105

Sodium
1147mg
47% DV

Fat
114g
176% DV

Protein
1g
3% DV

Carbs
4g
1% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV