Vegan friendly Japanese salad – Creamy Shiroae Recipe


Want to satisfy yourself with a protein and fibre rich salad? Try our traditional Japanese Shiroae Salad!

Shiroae is a classic Japanese dish made of vegetables like spinach or green bean with, tofu, nutty sesame seeds, and  miso. 

Traditionally, we simply crush the tofu to keep a little bit of the tofu texture but I like to blend it until it’s smooth because I think it looks better. But if you don’t want to use a blender to make it easier, it works just the same.

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Creamy Shiroae

(recipe serves 4 as entrée )


  • 1 bunch spinach
  • 1/2 (50g) carrot
  • half sheet white or gray konnyaku
  • 2 tsp soy sauce

Sesame dressing

  • 1/2 (150g) silken tofu
  • 2 tbsp hulled Tahini
  • 2 tsp unrefined sugar
  • 1 tbsp miso
  • pinch of salt


  1. Drain the tofu by leaving for 2 hours or boil for 5 mins and leave.
  2. Wash the spinach and separate the stalks and leaves.
  3. Place the stalk of spinach in a saucepan of boiling water and cook for 30 seconds, add the leaves and cook for 30 seconds, then drain and squeeze any excess liquid from the spinach.
  4. Pour soy sauce over spinach and toss well.
  5. Shred the carrot and boil for 30 seconds.

This recipe is from Cooking With Soy. Want to learn more healthy Japanese cooking? Grab my Cooking With Soy for real knowledge of Japanese cuisine and easy recipes using soy!
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