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Kaua‘i's Favorite Recipes

Tofu Salad

Type of Cuisine: Japanese
Provided By: Helena Kodani
Category: Soups & Salads
From: Wailua

"It’s a recipe we share as a family and yet depending on who makes it, it tastes a tad bit different. Granny used to use tuna in her version. Aunty’s was a little saltier, probably the brand of shoyu. I’ve started using salmon instead of tuna and my daughter seems to like it better." -- Helena Kodani



1/2 cupoil (sesame + vegetable)
1/4 cupshoyu
3 clovesgarlic


1 bunchwatercress, blanched
1 blocktofu, drained and cubed
2 - 3tomatoes, diced
1onion, thinly sliced
1 - 2 canssalmon


To tastebean sprouts
To tastegreen onion
To tastetoasted sesame seeds



  1. Warm oil, add garlic and brown
  2. Add sliced onions
  3. When cooled, add shoyu


  1. Layer tofu, watercress, salmon and tomatoes
  2. Pour dressing on top of layered vegetables
  3. Chill in the refrigerator before serving

Recipe submitted by Helena Kodani