High Protein Gluten Free Recipe: "Noodle" Salad

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    Slurps like a noodle, tastes like a noodle, but totally gluten free, very high protein, and doesn’t even require cooking! This cold noodle cucumber salad is made with tofu skin, a byproduct of soy milk and packed with more protein than meat on a per gram basis. Dinner done in just 10 mins ✨

    What Are the Benefits of Tofu in Traditional Chinese Medicine?

    Within traditional Chinese medicine, tofu products are seen as a comforting food for digestion, the stomach, can help increase inner moisture (great for skin), and benefit the circulation of qi or life energy. While most tofu recipes feature the traditional tofu blocks, I think tofu skin is an even better way to enjoy the benefits of tofu, especially given its low carb, high protein content.

    The Ultimate Gluten Free Cold “Noodle” Salad Recipe:


    • 3-4 sheets of frozen thawed tofu skin (use code ASUN15 for 15% off)

    • 1/4 cup of mixed nuts (I used peanuts and pistachios)

    • 1 cucumber, roll cut

    • For the sauce:

      • 1 tbsp Everything Bagel Seasoning

      • 1/4 cup neutral oil, heated to smoking

      • 1/2 tbsp pepper flakes

      • 1 garlic clove, diced

      • 1 scallion, 2 chives, or few stalks of cilantro, finely chopped

      • 2 tbsp soy sauce

      • 1 tbsp black vinegar (use code ASUN15 for 15% off) — can also sub with balsamic vinegar!

      • 1 tbsp oyster sauce


    • Roll the tofu skin up into a cylinder, then make 1/4 inch slices to cut the tofu skin into “noodles” — see video on IG or TikTok for demonstration :)

    • To a bowl, combine the cucumbers, tofu skin, and nuts

    • For the sauce, mix together the everything bagel seasoning, pepper flakes, chopped herbs, and garlic clove to a heat proof bowl

    • Pour in the piping hot oil, then mix well and add in the soy sauce, vinegar, and oyster sauce

    • Taste the sauce and see if you need to add some 1 tsp more salt or sugar to balance out the flavors

    • Pour the sauce over the cucumber, tofu skin, and nuts, then mix well