Tofu can be the most versatile ingredient, as it takes on whatever flavor that you choose to marinate with. I made this salad a few nights ago and it came together in a cinch. The most time consuming part is baking the tofu, which took about 20 minutes, not bad at all for a quick weekday night dinner where I have conference calls to attend in the evening.
Marinated Baked Tofu Salad
Marinated Tofu: 4 pieces of firm tofu (sliced into small dice sized squares, for marinate: 1 tbsp of rosemary, 2 cloves of garlic, 3 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp of mustard, 1 tsp of balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper
Directions: Pat the tofu dry with a clean tea towel and put it in a bowl, blend all the marinate ingredients together in a blender, pour marinate mix into the bowl of tofu and mix well, let it stand for about 15 minutes while pre-heating the oven to 180 celsius. Bake tofu for 20 minutes.
For salad: romaine lettuce, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, cucumber, carrots, sweet corn and any beans of your choice (chickpeas, kidney beans etc)
Once the tofu is baked, serve it on the bed of salad.
This is a balanced, nutritious, and quick meal which I always go for when crunching for time, the great flavor from the tofu made the salad shine.
Hope you’ll give it a try soon, for family, friends or just for yourself on a solo weeknight dinner and a pup/kitty to cuddle while you eat. 🙂