Hot Tofu Corn Quinoa Salad

Instant pot 1 min Quinoa

Tofu – Quinoa – yep that’s the salad.

Quick and easy. Healthy and Nutritious. Yummy and Tasty and on and on and on. It can be anything and everything as both Tofu and Quinoa are easy and quick to absorb the spices and flavors of their additions and the salad comes together in exactly 30 mins.

It starts with cooking quinoa in instant pot for 1 min. Yep, that’s all it takes. Pretty easy and no babysitting to check if quinoa is done. While the quinoa is swirling around in hot water, you can prep Tofu by washing, squeezing and then cutting it into cubes. From there, it’s the veggies and spices you have to go along with the joy ride.

Tofu Corn Quinoa Salad

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Tofu Corn Quinoa Salad


  • Tofu – 1pkg
  • Quinoa – 1 cup
  • Corn – 1 cup
  • Onion – 1
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Paprika – ½ tsp
  • Curry Powder – 1 tsp
  • Avocado oil – 1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp


  1. Add 1 cup quinoa and 2 cups of water in instant pot. Use the pressure cook option and cook for 1 min on high pressure.
  2. Wash and squeeze out the water from the tofu by wrapping it around with kitchen towel and top it with some weight for 10-15 mins.
  3. In a pan over medium heat, add avocado oil and once it is hot, add onions and fry them well until they turn pink.
  4. Now add cut and cubed tofu pieces and cook them for 3-4 mins uncovered on high heat. Make sure you toss them around every couple of mins. This will remove the water from tofu pieces and help them to crisp up.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium and cook the tofu pieces and onions for another 8-10 mins or until they look done and crisp.
  6. Add corn and fry them for 3-4 mins with lid on the pan. Once they are done, add quinoa and toss it around for 5 mins.
  7. Finally add salt, paprika, curry powder and mix it well and let it sit in the pan for 2-3 mins. Cover the pan to retain the moisture.
  8. Lastly add lemon juice and mix it one more time. Remove from heat. The hot salad is ready to serve. Enjoy !!

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Author: Smithasbakelove

Hi, This is Smitha. Thanks for stopping by to share my passion for baking easy and yummy food. Happy to have you here.

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