Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Grilled Lemon Basil Tofu Salad

Courtesy of Emily Coyle
Culture CheatSheet

Hi Friends,

When it comes to grilling, vegetarians don’t have to stick to vegetables. They can also try out tofu. See this recipe from Eating Bird Food for a grilled lemon basil tofu salad for inspiration. Get your tofu out of the kitchen and take it to the grill. It will only cook on each side for 3 to 4 minutes, and it will soak in a marinade for at least an hour before that. Once you serve your protein over a bed of greens with other vegetables, you’ll have no trouble nixing meat for a night.

  • ⅓ cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons spicy Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice (the juice of about 2 lemons)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound extra firm tofu, drained and pressed
  • Salad greens and fresh veggies

Directions: Combine all ingredients except tofu in a small bowl. Cut tofu crosswise into 6 slices. Place tofu slices into a container with the marinade and let sit for at least a hour.

Prepare grill. Remove tofu slices from marinade, making sure to leave any access marinade in the container. Place tofu slices on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill for 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Serve tofu over a bed of greens and other veggies. Drizzle extra marinade over tofu to use as a dressing and serve.

Bon Appétit...

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