This vibrant and nutritious cool-weather salad is layered it with different textures, but infused with a consistent tangy-spicy-sweet flavor.
1. Rinse and drain tofu. Cut tofu into 1/2-inch thick slices and place between clean kitchen towels (or paper towels). Place a heavy object such as a skillet or cutting board on top to press out excess liquid. Let sit 15 minutes.
2. To make the dressing: In a bowl, whisk together the orange zest, orange juice, rice vinegar, sesame oil, hot chili oil, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, and garlic. Cut tofu into 1/2-inch cubes, place in a shallow dish, and cover with half of the dressing. Let marinate for 15 minutes.
3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly oil a baking sheet and spread the tofu cubes evenly on the sheet. Bake tofu for 15 minutes and flip over. Continue baking for about 10-15 minutes until tofu is toasted and chewy. Remove from oven and let cool.
4. To make the salad: Toss Napa cabbage, pear, radish, and tofu with the remaining dressing and sprinkle almonds and sesame seeds on top.