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Asian Spinach Salad

January 3, 2023 - By Sabrina Lamarre

Temps de lecture 2 minutes

This Asian inspired colorful salad is rich in iron thanks to the spinach. If you’re allergic to peanuts, you can replace the peanut butter with almond butter, and the peanuts as a garnish can be replaced with sliced almonds, which is just as delicious! Perfect for a weeknight rush, this spinach salad recipe will be ready in less than 30 minutes!

Servings : 4

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes


  • ½ tbsp (7.5ml) olive oil
  • 1 package (454g) firm tofu, diced
  • 8 cups (2L) spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups (500ml) cooked brown rice or other rice, ½ cup (125ml) per person
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) peanuts, chopped

Cooking Sauce:

  • ¼ cup (60ml) peanut butter
  • ¼ cup (60ml) vegetable broth
  • ½ tbsp (7.5ml) low-sodium soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp (7.5ml) Miso
  • Juice of half a lemon, equivalent to about 1 ½ tablespoons (22.5ml)
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) maple syrup
  • Black pepper (no salt as miso is high in sodium)


  • 1 tbsp (15ml) sesame oil
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • ½ tbsp (7.5ml) rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) of the cooking sauce prepared beforehand


  1. Combine all ingredients for the cooking sauce in a microwave-safe dish.
  2. Heat the sauce for 30-45 seconds to soften the peanut butter. Stir until well blended. Reserve 2 tbsp. of cooking sauce for dressing.
  3. Prepare the dressing by mixing all the ingredients, set aside in the refrigerator.
  4. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and add tofu. Cook until toasted on all sides.
  5. Reduce heat and add the remaining cooking sauce. Coat tofu well with sauce.
  6. Divide spinach, rice, tofu, carrots, basil, and peanuts onto plates.
  7. Top with dressing and enjoy.

To try others salads with spinach :

Nutritional information per serving: 507 calories | 27g fat | 40g carbohydrates | 7g fibers | 30g proteins

Asian Spinach Salad is a post from Nautilus Plus. The Nautilus Plus blog aims to help people in their journey to fitness through articles on training, nutrition, motivation, exercise and healthy recipes.
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