Tofu dressing with Vegetables: Shira-ae

Tofu dressing with Vegetables: Shira-ae

Shira-ae is a very healthy side dish made from seasonable vegetables dressed with Tofu.


Baby spinach
5 oz
Tofu(Light silken or soft)
1/2 pound
Sesame paste
1 Tbs
Brown sugar
1 Tbs
Light color soy sauce
1 tsp
200 ml
Soy sauce
1 tsp


1. Put the Tofu in a pot, cover it with water, and heat it up. Once it starts boiling, take the Tofu out of the pot and place it into a colander to drain for about 20 to 30 minutes.
2. Pat with a paper towel to remove as much water as possible.
3. Julian the carrot.
4. Cook carrots in hot water until tender, take them out and put into a colander to cool.
5. Cook baby spinach in hot water then place into a bowl of ice water. Drain and squeeze well.
6. Mix water and soy sauce for the seasoning. Soak drained carrots and baby spinach in the seasoning.
7. Mash the drained Tofu in a bowl. Add sesame paste, brown sugar, and light color soy sauce, then mix well until smooth.
8. Squeeze as much liquid as possible from the carrots and spinach. Mix the carrots and spinach with the Tofu dressing.
9. You can use sesame paste, Tahini.

Story Behind this Recipe

A healthy dish that reminds me of Japan but is easy to make and easy to get ingredients in America.