10 Day Detox Diet: Thai Tofu and Avocado Salad with ­Chile-Lime Dressing

Serves: 4 Prep Time: 15 minutes  

Look for organic, extra-firm tofu, which has a pleasing chewy texture and will also soak up the dressing in this 10 Day Detox Diet recipe really well.

Plant Based Note From Elise: Substitute Vegan Mushroom Sauce for the Fish Sauce or make your own Vegan Fish Sauce.


■ 1 (14‑ounce) package ­non-​­GMO ­extra-​­firm tofu, drained and cut into ½-​­inch cubes
■ ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
■ 2 tablespoons ­extra-​­virgin olive oil
■ 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
■ 1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce  
■ Pinch red pepper flakes
■ 2 cups shredded napa, green cabbage or spinach
■ 1 cup thinly sliced cucumber
■ 4 plum tomatoes, cut into eighths
■ ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion or shallot
■ ½ cup roughly chopped mixed fresh herbs (such as cilantro, mint, and/or basil)
■ 2 tablespoons slivered or sliced almonds
■ ½ avocado, pitted, peeled, and diced


  1. Place the tofu in a large salad bowl and sprinkle with the turmeric.
  2. Toss well to combine.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, fish sauce, and red pepper flakes.
  5. Pour half of the dressing over the tofu and set aside for 30 minutes to allow it to marinate while you cut up the vegetables.
  6. Set aside the remaining dressing.
  7. Add the cabbage, cucumber, tomatoes, and onion to the tofu.
  8. Add the remaining dressing to the salad and toss well to combine.
  9. Garnish with the herbs, almonds, and avocado and serve.

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories: 240, Fat: 17 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Fiber: 5 g, Protein: 13 g, Carbohydrates: 11 g, Sodium: 370 mg

Nutritional analysis per serving is based on calculations in the  10 Day Diet Detox Cookbook.

This recipe is featured in the 10 Day Diet Detox Cookbook.

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Author: Mark Hyman, M.D.
MARK HYMAN, MD is dedicated to identifying and addressing the root causes of chronic illness through a groundbreaking whole-systems medicine approach called Functional Medicine. He is a family physician, a six-time New York Times bestselling author, and an international leader in his field. Through his private practice, education efforts, writing, research, and advocacy, he empowers others to stop managing symptoms and start treating the underlying causes of illness, thereby tackling our chronic-disease epidemic. To learn more about Dr. Hyman and Functional Medicine please visit http://drhyman.com/about-2/about-functional-medicine/.


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