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Five-spiced tofu with Asian slaw

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Treat your family to this five-spiced tofu with Asian slaw for an easy and tasty vegetarian dinner.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time5 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes
Asian-style salad served with grilled tofu


  • 2 x 300g pkts silken firm tofu
  • ½ small wombok (Chinese cabbage), finely shredded
  • ¼ red cabbage, finely shredded
  • 3 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup chopped coriander
  • ¼ cup (60ml) sweet chilli sauce
  • ¼ cup (60ml) lime juice
  • 1½ tbs sesame oil
  • 1 tbs fish sauce
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1½ tsp Chinese five spice
  • 50g crunchy noodles
  • 1 long red chilli, thinly sliced

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  1. Step 1

    Drain the tofu and pat-dry with paper towel. Cut each block of tofu in half horizontally, then cut each half into 4 slices to make a total of 16 pieces. Place the tofu slices in a single layer on paper towel. Cover with more paper towel, pressing down gently to remove excess water.

  2. Step 2

    To make the slaw, combine the wombok, red cabbage, spring onion and coriander in a large bowl. Whisk the sweet chilli sauce, lime juice, sesame oil and fish sauce in a small bowl until combined.

  3. Step 3

    Preheat a barbecue grill or chargrill on medium-high. Spray the tofu with olive oil and sprinkle with the Chinese five spice. Cook tofu on barbecue for 1-2 mins each side or until tofu has browned lightly.
  4. Step 4

    Add the noodles and two-thirds of the dressing to the slaw. Toss gently to combine. Top with tofu. Drizzle the tofu with the remaining dressing and sprinkle with chilli.