This tofu broccoli salad is an easy Korean broccoli side dish made with crumbled tofu and steamed broccoli. Seasoned with Korean soup soy sauce and sesame oil, it’s delicious to accompany many Korean meals or eat alone as a light salad.

Tofu Broccoli salad on a serving dish with chopsticks.

If you are looking for Tofu recipes that are gluten-free, low-carb, vegetarian & vegan dish all together, this tofu broccoli salad will fit all the requirements. Korean broccoli side dish is always popular in many Korean restaurants.

Last month I drove over 4 hours to Singapore with my family to watch “Wicked,” the famous Broadway show. It was undoubtedly a great show and my kids just loved it.

But for some very WICKED reason, I kept thinking of “broccoli” while I was watching. How bizarre!

It could be Elphaba’s green face or the green emerald city in the land of Oz on the stage. Or it could simply be that I’d gone mad, which happens from time to time. Whatever the reason was, I was inspired with broccoli and happy to present it today.

Broccoli and tofu.

I never had broccoli as I was growing up in Korea, nor I have seen it until I came to U.S over 20 years ago. Although broccoli wasn’t widely available for my childhood, which some of you might think that as “lucky”, you can find them very easily anywhere in Korea these days.

My first encounter to broccoli was “scary”! I thought I was eating a wicked moss ball. After a few attempts, I began to enjoy their green beauty! I love them.., I love them to death now.

Here is one dish that you can fuse this glorious vegetable with tofu. It is easy and delicious, not to mention of their super healthy power. You just need to know a simple technique to bring out the true radiance of Ms. Broccoli.

Also try my sesame broccoli salad recipe for another great idea for broccoli recipes.

How to make Tofu Broccoli Salad

Chopping a head of broccoli into small florets.

Cut up the broccoli florets into small pieces.

Steaming broccoli in a pot.

Place broccoli and tofu in a hot steamer and steam for 2-3 minutes until the broccoli is tender yet retains their green beauty.

Transferring steamed broccoli from a pot.

Tender yet green…,  hard to achieve, isn’t it?

Rinsing broccoli in running water.

Rinse them in the cold water to stop cooking further.

Wrapping tofu block with kitchen cloth.

Wrap tofu with fine cotton cloth (or cheese cloth) and squeeze out to remove some water.
Then, crumble your tofu.

Combining broccoli and crumbled tofu.

Place them in a shallow bowl but don’t combine yet.

Seasoning ingredients for broccoli tofu salad.

Get these stuff. Sesame seeds, Korean soy sauce for soup, sesame oil and garlic (minced).

Korean soup soy sauce.

Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of this “Korean soy sauce for soup” to tofu and the other 1 teaspoon to broccoli

Adding seasonings to broccoli and tofu mixture.

Oh, don’t forget to add chopped garlic and green onion, sesame oil and sesame seeds .

A hand tossing tofu with seasoning.

Start massaging around your tofu with seasoning… because you love him so much.
This step will season the bland tofu without bruising the broccoli.

Tossing broccoli and tofu with a hand.

Now, gently toss all together. Taste and season with salt if you need.

Tofu and broccoli mixed in salad.

Done! Lovely!

Easy, pretty, delicious, healthy, vegetarian/.vegan worthy, gluten-free and low-carb! This salad has it all. So, please, don’t miss out.

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Broccoli tofu salad in a serving plate.

Broccoli tofu salad on a dish.

Tofu Broccoli Salad

Easy tofu recipe made into salad with broccoli. This tofu broccoli salad is a great vegetarian or vegan dish. It's gluten-free and low-carb.
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  • Cut up the broccoli florets into small pieces.
  • Place a steamer over gentle boiling water on medium heat, place broccoli and tofu and steam for 2-3 minutes or until the broccoli is tender yet retains their green color. Take them out and rinse in the cold water. Place broccoli in a large shallow mixing bowl, set aside.
  • Wrap tofu with fine cotton cloth (or cheese cloth) and squeeze out to remove some water. Crumble the tofu and place next to the broccoli in a mixing bowl but don’t combine them yet.
  • Add garlic, green onion, 1 teaspoon of Korean soy sauce for soup over crumbled tofu and massage around the tofu so that tofu gets seasoned alone.
  • Drizzle the rest 1 teaspoon soy sauce and sesame oil sesame seeds over broccoli and tofu, and toss all together very gently. Season further with salt if you need.
  • Serve cold or at room temperature.
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