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  • Writer's pictureAlissa Love

Marinated Sesame & Soy Cold Tofu

I recently discovered the world of "marinated raw tofu" and I am proud to share that I have been extremely creative with my endeavour. There are a myriad ways you can make this incredibly healthy dish - you just need to get the basic marinate right, invest in great ingredients and you'll have yourself a quick and healthy lunch!

Tofu is a good source of protein, is gluten-free and low in calories. This super food can lower "bad " cholesterol and is an excellent source of iron, calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc and vitamin B1.

This list can go on... but I digress because I am super excited to share with you my recipe! There is zero cooking (YAY), the dish is served cold (perfect for prepping hours in advanced), and the topping variations are infinite (get creative!)



  • 1 packet silken tofu

  • 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon garlic oil


  • 1 teaspoon garlic chips

  • Sliced radish

  • Chopped ulam raja leaves (this herb is full of health benefits, best eaten raw)



  1. In a bowl or serving plate, gently topple out the silken tofu.

  2. Score the top of the tofu, 1cm slices on both sides. Be careful to only slice halfway or the tofu will break up. This step is to ensure the seasoning penetrates INTO the tofu.

  3. Pour over the 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, 1 teaspoon garlic oil and sprinkle on some salt to taste.

  4. Add the sliced radish and fresh chopped herbs on top.

  5. Leave in the fridge until you are ready to serve.

  6. Scoop over some crunchy garlic chips before serving.

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