Easy Spinach and Mashed Tofu Salad with Aromatic Sesame Seeds

Easy Spinach and Mashed Tofu Salad with Aromatic Sesame Seeds

People who are on a diet, following a macrobiotic lifestyle, or have iron deficiency -nobody can go wrong with this staple side dish.
Just one extra step of roasting sesame seeds changes the flavor of the dish.

Ingredients: 3-4 servings

1 bunch
1 medium
Shiitake mushrooms
1/2 block
150 g
Sesame seeds (white or black)
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
★Honey (or sugar)
1 tablespoon
★Soy sauce
1 tablespoon


1. Remove the roots of the spinach, and wash well. Wrap with plastic wrap, and microwave for 2-3 minutes, then soak in water. Strain away the excess water, and cut into 3 cm lengths.
2. Wash the konnyaku, and julienne the carrot, shiitake mushrooms, and konnyaku. Arrange in a heatproof dish, and microwave for 2 minutes without plastic wrap.
3. Roast the sesame seeds in a frying pan for 2-3 minutes without burning them. Coarsely grind them.
4. Put lightly drained tofu, roasted sesame seeds, and the ★ ingredients into a bowl, and mix well.
5. Add the spinach, carrot, shiitake mushrooms, and konnyaku to Step 4, then mix.

Story Behind this Recipe

This recipe is a part of my easy healthy food project!
I'm experimenting with staple side dishes that have lots of vegetables with as little oil and sweet ingredients as possible.