I once had this amazing tofu and celery salad with a green oily dressing at a Chinese restaurant. It was one of the most unique salads I had ever tasted and I would eat it every day if I could. The tofu was firm, I think they call it pressed and the celery, which I only recently came to love (read about that here), was crunchy and tasty. The secret was in the sauce.
I was told that it was just scallion oil, whatever that meant and so it began, a mission to recreate this salad. To be honest I didn't even try for a while thinking it way beyond possible. I spent some time online thinking I would find a similar recipe and after coming up empty felt pretty hopeless. Then when we decided to do this special kosher Chinese food recipe link up I got inspired to try again. I found a few versions online, but none sounded exactly right, most seemed to cook the celery and tofu and I am pretty certain it should not be cooked. Anyways, I can't say that I am a complete success, but I did create a pretty darn good salad that I am excited to make again and I know you will all enjoy.
Please try this very different salad and make sure to come back and let me know how much you loved it.