Crispy Tofu, Satay Cabbage & Cucumber Salad

This crispy tofu, satay cabbage and cucumber salad is perfect for when you fancy something healthy, but don’t want another boring salad.

A fresh mix of shredded cabbage, cucumber, chilli and crispy tofu. Best part? You can make the salad ahead of time for picnics or working lunches.


  • No white cabbage? Use savoy cabbage or red cabbage instead. You could also try with kale or Brussels sprouts. 
  • No soy sauce? Swap for tamari. 
  • No char siu paste? Try with BBQ sauce.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Servings: 2


270 g Cabbages (shredded)

170 g Cucumbers (thinly sliced)

1 Chilli (thinly sliced )

For the satay sauce:

80 g Peanut butter

220 ml Coconut milk (from a can)

2 tbsp Soy sauce

2 tbsp Curry powder

1 Lime

For the crispy tofu:

200 g Firm tofu (cut in cubes)

1 tbsp Corn flour

2 tbsp Vegetable oil

1 tbsp Soy sauce

1 tbsp Sweet chilli sauce

1 tbsp Char siu paste


  1. Add the peanut butter, coconut milk, curry powder and soy sauce to a small saucepan. Place over a low heat and cook for 1 minute, mixing until everything has melted and it's turned creamy. Turn off the heat, add the lime juice, mix to combine and set aside to cool.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the tofu and corn flour. Toss until the tofu cubes are coated well-coated (this will help the tofu get extra crispy). Place a frying pan over a medium heat and add the vegetable oil, then pan fry the tofu cube for about 3-4 minutes, or until golden and crispy on all sides.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce and 1 tsp char siu paste. Pour it over the tofu, toss well until coated and turn off the heat. 
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add the shredded cabbage and sliced cucumber. Pour over the satay sauce and mix well. Divide onto plates, then top with the crispy tofu and fresh chilli. Enjoy! 
crispy tofu with satay cabbage on a white plate

How to store

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

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