Tofu Paste Dressing (Shira-ae) 12 recipes

'Shira-ae' is a cold dish that combines boiled vegetables with well-drained tofu mashed into a paste. There are really no set rules to this, so just use whatever vegetables are in season. Each family has their own preferred style of seasoning. You could add ground sesame seeds, chopped walnuts to taste, or even a dollop of peanut butter for some extra creaminess. Just keep tabs on the amount of sugar you add. 'Shira-ae' is gently seasoned, so it'll pair well with the more robust flavors you might have in store for your main dishes. It's a simple, easy way of adding colors to your tabletop!