Crispy Tofu & Trímma Warm Salad

Hot mess or....? Yes, platting food in a sexy manner is hard. Don't yell at me.⁠

Warm-ish salad where lightly crispy tofu and Trímma are the stars of the show.

What you need (no measurements - play by ear with what suits you):

  • Leaves; I used rocket which had some of that chunky cress in it (yea don't moan at me for not be super specific... just have fun with it ;) )
  • Quinoa
  • 1 Lemon
  • Roasted Red Peppers (ones from the jar)
  • Black Olive & Sun-Dried Tapenade (or use any kind of olive OR tomato pesto/paste) 
  • Tofu; extra firm
  • Spices; Salt, black pepper, garlic, chilli flakes (optional)
  • Sesame seeds
  • Cornstarch
  • Oil ( and tiny bit for frying)
  • Spring onions
  • Food by Sumear Trímma cheese
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Food by Sumear Soured Cream (optional)

What to do


  1. Cook as per instructions with salt in the water. I made a fair bit, about 30gs is the usual amount per person I think.
  2. I usually cook 1 part quinoa in grams, with 2 parts water on the hob, covered. As soon as the water starts to boil, put on simmer for 10mins. Then turn off the heat and wait for minimum of 5 mins. Fork through after.
  3. Squeeze some lemon juice over
  4. Let cool down before plating with everything else


Crispy-ish Tofu

  1. Drain tofu and lightly squeeze off any excess water
  2. Cube up
  3. Slice up roasted red peppers
  4. Toss tofu in a bit of oil, and all the spices, and sesame seeds
  5. Lightly coat in cornstarch
  6. In a frying pan, heat on medium-high heat with a bit of oil. Lightly fry. Turn tofu until lightly brown. It should be light brown in colour. A bit crispy. Inside is still squidgy. Takes about 10mins.
  7. With the frying pan still on, add a table spoon of the olive paste. Coat the tofu and fry for a few mins
  8. Add the sliced roasted red peppers, fry for a bit longer
  9. Remove all from the pan and let cool down for a bit

Plating up!

  1. Add rocket and quinoa
  2. Add tofu and pepper mix
  3. Dollop some hummus in the middle
  4. Chuck some Food by Sumear Trímma cheese
  5. Garnish with chopped spring onions
  6. Dress with Balsamic vinegar & Food by Sumear Soured Cream 

Messy? Yes. Good? That's for you to find out (yes).⁠