Kale & Tofu Salad With Peanut Butter Dressing

Kale & Tofu Salad With Peanut Butter Dressing

thebbse@gmail.com January 25, 2022

The Nutritional Value

The Ingredient List (Serves 4)

For the salad:

  • 14 oz. (400g) natural tofu
  • 3 cups (90g) kale, chopped
  • 1 cup (100g) purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • ⅔ cup (30g) carrot, grated
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil

For the dressing:

  • 3 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp. coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • ½ tsp. chili flakes
  • 1-2 tbsp. water

How Do You Make The Kale & Tofu Salad With Peanut Butter Dressing

  1. Wrap the tofu in a kitchen cloth and place something heavy on top of it – this will cause the moisture in the tofu to release.
  2. In the meantime, prepare your vegetables. Toss the chopped kale, grated carrot, and shredded cabbage in a salad bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, mix all the dressing ingredients.
  4. Heat the coconut oil in a pan. Cut the tofu into strips and season with salt and pepper — fry on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  5. Divide the salad between bowls, top with tofu, drizzle with the salad dressing, and season with black pepper to serve.
  6. Tip: If you prefer a meat version of this salad, then it will go perfectly with a grilled chicken breast instead of the tofu.

Perfect Side Dish With Our Famous Zucchini Fries ~~ Learn How To Make These

Do you love salad as much as I do? They’re easy to make at home and to order in a restaurant when dining out. And, with their multiple health benefits, consuming a serving of leafy greens each day can be one of the best habits to get into, summer or winter.

To get the most nutritional impact from your salads, let’s look at some of their benefits, what ingredients add extra dietary punch, and what to avoid to ensure that your dish stays nutritious and healthful.

What Are The Top 5 Benefits Of Eating Salad?


Your leafy greens and raw veggies are a superb source of natural fiber, and consuming enough fiber each day has several health advantages:

  • Fiber helps to reduce LDL or “bad” cholesterol.
  • It helps to control blood sugar.
  • Adequate fiber intake helps with weight loss and healthy weight maintenance.
  • It normalizes bowel movements and aids in the prevention of bowel disease.
  • Proper fiber intake has been shown to reduce the recurrence and prevention of a number of cancers including colorectal, breast, mouth, throat, and esophagus

The idea that fresh vegetables and fruits are essential to our good health and well-being isn’t anything we haven’t heard before, but it’s good to be reminded of it every so often. The following quote is from an article at the Harvard School of Public Health:

A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, prevent some types of cancer, lower risk of eye and digestive problems, and have a positive effect upon blood sugar which can help keep appetite in check

It’s important to eat a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, in as many different colors as possible. Combining them in a salad is both easy and delicious! Loaded with vitamins and minerals, eating a salad a day will also increase the level of powerful antioxidants in your blood.


Eating a fiber-rich salad before your entree will help you to feel full faster, so you’ll consume fewer calories than you might when a meal is served without this appetizer. The more raw vegetables you can incorporate into your salad, the greater the potential positive effects will be.


Add a couple of tablespoons of mixed raw or roasted seeds like pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, and ground flax or chia to boost your daily intake of good fats. Experimenting with different kinds of oils in your dressings will help with this, too. Slicing a quarter of an avocado and adding it to your greens will also give you a boost. These foods also help the body to absorb all of the protective compounds, phytochemicals, and lutein.

Adding a healthy fat to your salad via the dressing, or by adding healthy raw nuts or avocado will also make it more filling, as fats are among the most satiating.


Low vitamin K levels have been linked with low bone mineral density in women. For healthy bone growth, a recommended full daily serving can be found in just 1 cup of watercress (100%), radicchio (120%), or spinach (170%).


Adding fresh herbs goes a long way toward improving your nutrition, as many are densely packed with vitamins and various phytonutrients. Because these vitamins and phytonutrients are produced so intensely, they’re especially nutritionally dense – meaning they’re thermogenic and may help to naturally increase your metabolism.

Are You Meal Prepping ?

What has really helped me lose weight is learning the art of portion control. Learning how to track the calories I put in my body each day. This is why I started to meal prep. Have you ever tried this?

The Benefits Of Owning Meal Prep Containers Are Just Endless!

-It Allows You To Prepare Food In Advance So Cooking Always Works With Your Schedule

-Save Time Each Night By Simply Pulling Out Your Prepared Ingredients Or Meals That Are At The Read

-Save Money By Avoiding Fast Food Since Your Meals And Ingredients Are Already Prepping And Waiting

-Stay Healthy By Sidestepping Junk Food And Regulating Portion Control

-Avoid Food Waste And Keep Food Fresher When You Prepare Ingredients Ahead Of Time

-Protect The Environment By Avoiding Single-Use Plastics And Individual Snack Packs.

Which Meal Prep Containers Do I Use? Check Them Out Below!

Simple glass Meal Prep Bowls: Perfect for reheating your breakfast in the microwave

Meal Prep Bowls with Dividers: I love these when I want to separate ingredients, like fruit, nuts, and my main meal.

Mason Jars: For overnight oats or yogurt parfait.

Glass Bottle: Perfect for smoothies on the go!

I wanted to end today with a thank you. I appreciate you checking out today’s recipe. I offer three different meal prep recipes a week. (Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday). New Blog posts every single Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. To finish it off, we offer fitness routines every single Friday. To leave you off with a question, what are you serving your hummus with today? Thanks so much, I hope you have an amazing day.