Asian-Style Grilled Tofu with Greens

Asian-Style Grilled Tofu with Greens

Makes: 6 servings
Active Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Look for Asian greens (tatsoi, mizuna and/or pea shoots) packaged as a salad mix. They're slightly more bitter than many spring greens and will stand up well to this aromatic, vinegary dressing.

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Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1 small carrot, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup prepared carrot juice
  • 2 tablespoons white or yellow miso, (see Note)
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

Tofu & Greens

  • 28 ounces water-packed firm tofu, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon black bean-garlic sauce, (see Note)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 10 ounces mixed Asian greens, or baby spinach

Preparation

  1. To prepare dressing: Puree carrot, carrot juice, miso, vinegar, oil, ginger and garlic in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. To prepare tofu: Slice each tofu block crosswise into 5 slices; pat dry with paper towels. Combine honey, oil, soy sauce, black bean-garlic sauce and garlic in a small bowl. Spread half the marinade in a large baking dish and top with the tofu slices. Spread the remaining marinade over the tofu, covering completely.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the tofu until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. To serve, toss greens with the dressing. Divide among 6 plates and top with the tofu.

Tips & Notes

Notes: The color of miso (fermented soybean paste) depends on how long it’s aged. In general, the lighter the color, the milder the flavor. It will keep, in the refrigerator, for more than a year.

Black bean-garlic sauce, a savory, salty sauce used in Chinese cooking, is made from fermented black beans, garlic and rice wine. It can be found in the Asian-food section of large supermarkets or at Asian markets. Use it in stir-fries and marinades for beef, chicken or tofu.

Tip: To oil a grill rack: Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 6
  • Amount Per serving
  • Calories 242
  • % Daily values *
  • 25% Total Fat 16g
    • 10% Saturated Fat 2g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 4g
  • 0% Cholesterol 0mg
  • 2% Potassium 70mg
  • 16% Sodium 383mg
  • 4% Total Carbohydrate 12g
    • 16% Dietary Fiber 4g
    • Sugars 5g
  • 34% Protein 17g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g

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