This salad is a dream if you like a lot of crunch: There’s shredded cabbage, thinly sliced red onion, peanuts, and crisp crumbled tofu. Broiling the tofu away from the flame allows it to crisp quickly without burning; tossed with some salt and red chile flakes, the crumbles make an irresistible stir-in or garnish. Try them on other salads, cooked vegetables, grains, or noodles. (FYI, the version in the photo above got a handful of boiled rice noodles, an extra drizzle of peanut sauce, some torn basil, and a little drizzle of chile oil; none necessary, all delicious.)
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