Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Grilled Tofu Salad

I was looking for a light dinner recipe before the usual meat-fest for the 4th celebration, and came across this recipe from Wild Oats. Made a light salad with grilled tofu and it hit the spot. The peppery arugula went well with the marinaded tofu flavors.
Serves 4

15 oz. extra-firm tofu
5 Tbs. low-sodium soy sauce
2 Tbs. toasted sesame oil
2 Tbs. mirin, rice wine or sake
1 tsp. rice vinegar
1 tsp. chili paste with garlic
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups arugula
1 lb. green beans, trimmed
1 orange bell pepper, sliced thinly
1 onion, halved and cut into slivers

1. Preheat grill to medium-high.

2. Wrap tofu in paper towels, and squeeze gently to remove excess water. Pat dry. Slice horizontally into 3 pieces; cut each piece in half. Set aside.

3. Mix together soy sauce, sesame oil, mirin, vinegar, chili paste and garlic in 9x13-inch glass baking dish. Add tofu, turn over to coat and let sit 15 minutes.

4. Remove tofu from marinade; set marinade aside. Spray tofu with cooking spray, and grill until browned and crusty, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Arrange arugula on large serving platter, then arrange grilled tofu on top of arugula.

5. Meanwhile, add green beans and onion to remaining vinaigrette, and toss to coat. Grill beans and onion on perforated rack, stirring frequently, until beans are tender and browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Arrange beans and onion on top of tofu. Pour any remaining marinade on salad. Serve.

Recipe from Wild Oats Marketplace

9 comments:

The Cooking Ninja said...

hmm...interesting. I never thought of grilling tofu. :)

Judy said...

This is something new with use of tofu.
The thing is if I make it, I'll be the only one eating.

san.y said...

How does the tofu taste?

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Cooking ninja, It's nice and not too salty as I marinaded it for only 1 hour.

Hi Judy,
LOL! I totally understand that!

San.y, Tofu always takes on the flavor of the marinade so this tasted like grilled spicy, asian flavored tofu.

tigerfish said...

Like the grill marks on the tofu. :)

WokandSpoon said...

I love grilled tofu! Your marinate has teriyaki flavours! I love marinating my tofu in teriyaki sauce. MMmm.
Lovely.

isabella said...

love the tofu salad u hv there. very healthy too.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Thanks tigerfish, Wokandspoon and Isabella!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Very healthy! I like the grilled marks on the tofu too! Look a bit like grilled bread huh?