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Marinated Tofu and Watermelon Salad / www.quichentell.com

Marinated Tofu and Watermelon Salad

Quiche 'n' Tell
An Asian-style tofu and watermelon salad.
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4


  • 600 g watermelon, seeds removed and cut into medium cubes
  • 400 g silken tofu, cubed
  • 2 tbsp peanuts, roasted and coarsely crushed
  • 2-3 spring onions (scallions) , green parts only, chopped

For the dressing

  • 1 fat garlic clove, grated
  • 4 tbsp Chinkiang black vinegar
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce (optional), or light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tsp sugar


  • To make the dressing, whisk together all the ingredients making sure that they're well combined.
  • Place the tofu in a flat dish and pour half the dressing over, mixing very gently with a spoon to ensure all the tofu pieces are sitting in the dressing. Cover and set aside for 20 mins.
  • Arrange the watermelon pieces all around a large platter or shallow bowl. Gently heap the tofu in the centre and sprinkles the scallions all over.
  • Pour the remaining dressing all over the salad, scatter crushed peanuts and serve immediately.