japanese tofu salad with bonito flakes on white round plate

Quickest, Coolest Japanese Tofu Salad

Incredibly cooling and quick to make, this salad feels like a smooth, creamy popsicle on the palate. 
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword cold tofu recipes, healthy salads, summer salad
Servings 2
Calories 171kcal
Author Asian Test Kitchen


  • 1 block soft or silken tofu preferably organic
  • 2 Tb soy sauce the best one you have
  • 1 Tb sesame oil
  • 1/4 c bonito flakes
  • 1 Tb sliced green onion


  • Carefully remove the block of soft tofu from packaging without breaking. Cut into bite sized cubes and transfer to serving plate. 
  • Dress with soy sauce and sesame oil. Garnish with bonito flakes and green onion.  
  • Serve immediately. 


  1. The silken, also called soft, tofu will continue to leech water as it sits.  Cut and plate the tofu just prior to serving.
  2. Slice the green onions as thinly as possible.  It will look nicer and match the delicacy of the tofu.


Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 1084mg | Potassium: 294mg | Iron: 0.4mg