Tofu and Shiso Caprese Salad

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Man, it’s been hot in the city… And I hate it. I absolutely hate it. I know It’s nothing when compared to the east coast or down south, but I just cant’t handle the very few humid-hot days that we get here in San Francisco. My productivity level goes WAY down due to the fact that I don’t want to move even an inch in the “sweltering” heat. And of course, in my near sedentary state, turning on the oven to bake is out of the question. That being said, today I bring you a recipe for a… (waitforit)… SALAD! Dun-da-da-daaa!
Wait, WAIT! Come back! I promise this will be worth while.

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I was browsing pinterest for inspiration and came across this unique take on caprese salad. To me, shiso is like the Japanese version of basil. It’s very aromatic and has a very distinct and strong flavor. Although the taste is hard to describe, it pairs perfectly with the bland tofu and the acidity of the dressing and tomatoes. It may be an acquired taste for some, but I hope you give it a try!

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Mmm… The chilled custard-like silken tofu, sweet tomatoes, aromatic shiso leaves and the nutty sesame oil dressing make the “sweltering” hot days bearable. Almost.

Happy salad munching!

-A

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