This tofu, sticky rice, and sriracha salad with vegan poppyseed dressing is a fresh, flavorful, and filling entree with Asian inspired flavor.
recipe originally published April 3, 2016
Waikiki Breakfast Salad
I recently spent 10 days in Honolulu with my mom, soaking up the sunshine and eating fresh food. It took a couple days to adjust to the time difference - the first night I couldn't get to sleep until past midnight, and still woke up at like, four in the morning.
Nothing a nap in the sun cannot fix, right?
We never really got past the early morning hours, though - always up by 5:30 or so. Most of our time on the island was spent at one of my favorite places, Embassy Waikiki Beach Walk. About two minutes to the beach, right in the middle of Beach Walk action and shops, daily cocktail hour and great breakfast.
Easy Poppyseed Dressing
I was able to find great plant based options at breakfast, and I ended up enjoying a massive salad pile each day. Salad for breakfast - I made it a thing.
I loved that there were massive bowls of greens available at the breakfast buffet! I had a salad from day one, and just never looked back. Miso soup was available, so there was a big bowl of tiny tofu cubes for the miso. I topped my salad with them instead.
Not a fan of salad for breakfast? These vegan breakfast recipes will have something to suit your cravings.
My salads in Hawaii had sriracha instead of dressing, but for this post vacation version I whipped up an Easy Poppyseed Dressing. I was looking for a slight punch of sweet, but you can use any dressing you like.
so, who's with me - salad for breakfast?
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Salad with Vegan Poppyseed Dressing
A fresh, flavorful, and filling start to the day, with Asian inspired flavors of the islands.
- 3-4 ounces mixed greens
- 1-2 tablespoons Easy Poppyseed Dressing (recipe follows)
- 2 ounces extra firm tofu
- ⅓ cup cooked sticky rice
- 1 tablespoon furikake (*check label for vegan)
- 1-2 tablespoons sriracha
- ¼ cup pineapple juice (adjust for consistency preference)
- 2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise (or cashew cream)
- ½ tablespoon vegan granulated sugar
- ½ tablespoon white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon poppyseed
- Slice tofu into small (1 centimeter) cubes.
- Arrange mixed greens on salad plate or bowl. Drizzle with Easy Poppyseed Dressing.
- Top with tofu cubes and warm sticky rice. Top with furikake and sriracha.
- To make the poppyseed dressing, whisk together all ingredients.
- Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to one week.
dairy, egg, and gluten free, vegan
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 432Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 459mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 8gSugar: 9gProtein: 15g
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Sophia @Veggies Don't Bite says
This looks SO good! I would be on that for breakfast! When I was in Hawaii I ordered a bowl of sauteed greens and topped it with avo and a veggie sausage patty and chefs house made hot sauce. INSANE.
I love the idea of salad for breakfast!
Becky Striepe says
Salad for breakfast sounds good to meeee!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
Wow, jealous! Haha!
But such a beautiful and unique dish!
Citra Kale @Citra's Home Diary says
Now this is my fave salad! and I hearty of tofu... I eat it like forever 🙂
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious says
I am such a fan of the idea of salad for breakfast. YES!
Adriana Lopez Martin says
what a yummy flavorful and fun salad like this I can certainly consider trying tofu
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says
I'm down with breakfast salad! I'm going to be that girl and say I'll put an egg on it though. LOL!
Seriously - I drooled all over your Hawaii pics. I'm going to need this in mah belly.
Alisa @ Go Dairy Free says
Now that's a cool thing. I've never had salad for breakfast, let alone one with sriracha! Definitely inspired. And I'm SO jealous of your trip!
Heather McClees says
This is gorgeous! It actually makes me want to like tofu, ha:) Great flavor combos!