Friday, September 4, 2009

Grilled Tofu with Mediterranean Salad

This dish, with its light and refreshing flavors and minimal effort, is perfect for a hot night. It’s also a perfect de-tox dinner (for those times when you need to recover from multiple dinners out and all you really want for dinner is a bowl of cereal). The recipe is from Eating Well.

¼ cup lemon juice

1 tbsp EVOO

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp dried oregano

1 package extra-firm tofu

for the salad:

2 medium tomatoes, diced

1 cucumber, diced

¼ cup chopped scallions

¼ cup chopped parsley

2 tbsp EVOO

1 tbsp white wine vinegar

1. In a small bowl, whisk lemon juice, 1 tbsp EVOO, garlic and oregano together.

2. Set aside 2 tbsp of the marinade (the lemon juice mixture) for basting.

3. Prep the tofu: drain, cut into ½-inch (or so) thick slabs and pat dry with paper towels.

4. Place the tofu slabs in a shallow dish or pie plate and add the marinade. Turn to coat every inch of the tofu. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, but no more than 8 hours.

5. Toss the tomatoes, cucumber, scallions, parsley, 2 tbsp EVOO and white wine vinegar together in a bowl. Serve the salad within an hour of tossing.

6. Lightly oil the grill.

7. Drain tofu and discard marinade.

8. Grill tofu over medium-high heat, basting with reserved 2 tbsp marinade occasionally, for about 3-4 minutes per side (or until it’s lightly browned).

9. Serve the salad on top of the tofu.

1 comment:

  1. YUM! you can come cook for my family Any time!!!