Spice-Crusted Tofu

Spice-Crusted Tofu

Makes: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Pantry ingredients and basic spices transform a package of tofu into a quick, simple meal - no slicing and dicing required.

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 14- to 16-ounce package extra-firm tofu
  • 3 tablespoons boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation

  1. Toast pine nuts (see Tip); set aside to cool. Mix paprika, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Drain tofu and pat dry with paper towels. Cut crosswise into 8 slices, 1/2 inch thick. Dredge the tofu liberally with the spice mixture, coating all sides. Mix boiling water, lemon juice and honey in a small bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; swirl to coat the bottom. Add tofu and cook on one side until brown and crusty, 4 to 5 minutes; flip and cook for another 3 minutes. Add the honey mixture to the pan (it will bubble up and evaporate very quickly) and shake to coat the tofu. Serve immediately, sprinkled with the toasted pine nuts.

Tips & Notes

Tip: To toast nuts & seeds on the stovetop: Toast in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4
  • Amount Per serving
  • Calories 205
  • % Daily values *
  • 23% Total Fat 15g
    • 10% Saturated Fat 2g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 4g
  • 0% Cholesterol 0mg
  • 3% Potassium 88mg
  • 13% Sodium 308mg
  • 3% Total Carbohydrate 10g
    • 8% Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Sugars 6g
  • 24% Protein 12g

* 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

Recipe by EatingWell.com

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