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“Happiness Salad” with Quinoa, Orange & Peanut Tofu

Happiness Salad

This salad really makes me happy! Hence, the name. 🙂 There is so much goodness in it and it looks incredibly pretty on top of that! So if you’re having a bad day, give it a try because this salad can definitely pick you up!

Not only that, it also fills you up pretty well and leaves you feeling nourished and satisfied. It’s one of my favorites for sure! If you want to make a less extravagant version, just leave out the fried tofu. Or fry it in peanut butter instead of the more elaborate peanut dip. You can use any kind of lettuce or greens you want (e.g. arugula, corn salad, red leaf…) and add more ingredients if you like – get creative!

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Ingredients:

  • 250g quinoa
  • 1 head of lettuce (or any other kind of green)
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 oranges (or blood oranges to add some color)
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 1/2 purple onion
  • 1 block of tofu
  • peanut butter, or the recipe for the peanut sauce below

For the dressing:

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • white wine vinegar (to taste)
  • olive oil (to taste)

Instructions:

  1. Cook quinoa according to instructions on the package.
  2. Cut tofu into small cubes and roast in a little bit of oil until slightly browned. Then add peanut sauce and roast tofu in it for a few minutes.
  3. Wash & cut lettuce, cut the avocado into small cubes and the onion into stripes.
  4. Peel the oranges, cut in halves and then slice. Cut the pomegranate into quarters and remove seeds (this works well if you fill a big bowl with water and break the pomegranate apart under water! The seeds will sink and the white skin will float, so you can skim it off the surface)
  5. Prepare the dressing. Finally, mix everything together and enjoy the feast!

 

"Happiness Salad" with Quinoa, Orange & Peanut Tofu
Serves 2
If you're having a bad day, give this a try because this salad can definitely pick you up!
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Ingredients
  1. 250g quinoa
  2. 1 head of lettuce (or any other kind of salad)
  3. 1 avocado
  4. 2 oranges (or blood oranges to add some color)
  5. 1 pomegranate
  6. 1/2 purple onion
  7. 1 block of tofu
  8. peanut butter, or the recipe for the sauce below
For the dressing
  1. 1 tsp salt
  2. 1 tsp pepper
  3. 1/2 tsp sugar
  4. white wine vinegar (to taste)
  5. olive oil (to taste)
Instructions
  1. Cook quinoa according to instructions on the package.
  2. Cut tofu into small cubes and roast in a little bit of oil until slightly browned. Then add peanut sauce and roast tofu in it for a few minutes.
  3. Wash & cut lettuce, cut the avocado into small cubes and the onion into stripes.
  4. Peel the oranges, cut in halves and then slice. Cut the pomegranate into quarters and remove seeds (this works well if you fill a big bowl with water and break the pomegranate apart under water! The seeds will sink and the white skin will float, so you can skim it off the surface)
  5. Prepare the dressing. Finally, mix everything together and enjoy the feast!
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Spicy Peanut Dip
This spicy peanut dip goes well with summer rolls, tofu, and basically everything else you dip in sauce! 🙂
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Ingredients
  1. 90g peanut butter (1/3 cup)
  2. 2 cloves garlic
  3. 1cm long piece of ginger
  4. 1 mini dried chili (spicy)
  5. 2 tbsp maple syrup
  6. 2 tbsp lime juice
  7. 80ml water (add to taste)
Instructions
  1. Chop the garlic & ginger, if you like sauté it in sesame oil to bring out more flavor.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a blender, adding water at the end until you are happy with the texture.
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Zutaten:

Für den Salat:

  • 250g Quinoa
  • 1 Kopf Salat (oder Rucola/ Feldsalat/ was immer ihr möchtet)
  • 1 Avocado
  • 2 Orangen (oder Blutorangen)
  • 1 Granatapfel
  • 1/2 lila Zwiebel
  • 1 Block Tofu,
  • Erdnussbutter, oder Erdnusssoße (siehe Rezept oben)

Für das Dressing:

  • 1 TL Salz, 1 TL Pfeffer, 1/2 TL Zucker
  • Weißweinessig (nach Belieben)
  • Olivenöl (nach Belieben)

Zubereitung:

  1. Quinoa nach Packungsanweisung kochen.
  2. Den Tofu in kleine Würfel schneiden. Dann in etwas Öl (z.B. Sesam) anbraten, bis er leicht braun ist. Erdnusssoße dazu und nochmal kurz anbraten.
  3. Salat waschen, Avocado in Würfel schneiden, Zwiebel in Scheiben schneiden. Orange schälen, halbieren und in Scheiben schneiden. Dann aus dem Granatapfel die Kerne entfernen (das funktioniert am besten in einer großen Schüssel, voll mit Wasser. Der Granatapfel lässt sich darin ohne große Sauerei brechen, die Kerne sinken auf den Boden und die weiße Haut setzt sich an der Oberfläche ab)
  4. Salatdressing vorbereiten.
  5. Zum Schluss alles zusammengeben und genießen! 

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