Fried Tofu with Cucumber Herb Salad

Smell the fresh herbs!

Prepare tofu:

1) Wrap tofu well in paper towel.
2) Place a large cast iron skillet filled with canned goods on top of the tofu. Press for 30-60 minutes or until most of the liquid has been removed.
3) Crumble the tofu into a bowl and toss with corn starch.
4) Heat the sesame oil and cayenne olive oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add in the tofu and cook for 5-7 minutes or until golden and crispy.
5) Reduce heat to medium and add in soy, garlic, and hoisin. Cook for an additional 7-10 minutes.
6) Season with salt and pepper.

Prepare cucumber herb salad:

1) Place the cucumber and herbs in a large mixing bowl and toss to combine.
2) Mix with extra virgin olive oil and citrus juice.
3) Season with salt and pepper.


1) Spoon the cucumber herb salad onto a plate.
2) Top with fried tofu.
3) Drizzle sparingly with Cayenne Olive Oil, or an Extra Virgin Olive Oil if desired.

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