Tofu and Cucumber Salad with Umeboshi-Sesame Dressing

Tofu and Cucumber Salad with Umeboshi-Sesame Dressing

A great side dish to make if you're in a rush. Just mix and it's done - easy!

Ingredients: 2 servings

1/2 block
1 small
about 3
Seasoning ingredients:
Ground sesame seeds
1 tablespoon
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
2 teaspoons
Bonito flakes
to taste
Toasted sesame seeds
to taste


1. Finely julienne the cucumber.
2. Pat off the excess moisture from the tofu with paper towels and cut it into bite-sized pieces. Mix with the cucumber.
3. Take the pits out of the umeboshi plums and chop up into a paste.
4. Mix the umeboshi paste and all the flavoring ingredients together.
5. Add the mixture from Step 4 into the bowl from Step 2, and mix gently so as not to crumble the tofu too much.
6. Put on serving plates, top with bonito flakes and sesame seeds, and you're done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made this when I was out of dressing. It was really good, so I've been relying on it ever since.