Asian-Style Grilled Tofu with Greens

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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.

 Asian-Style Grilled Tofu with Greens
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

  • 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

Directions
  1. 6 servings

  2. To prepare dressing: Puree carrot, carrot juice, miso, vinegar, oil, ginger and garlic in a blender or food processor until smooth.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
6
Per serving
Calories
242
Carbohydrates
12g
Fat
16g
Saturated Fat
2g
Monounsaturated Fat
4g
Protein
17g
Cholesterol
0mg
Dietary Fiber
4g
Potassium
70mg
Sodium
383mg
Added Sugars
3g
Exchanges
1 1/2 vegetable
2 medium-fat meat
1 fat (mono
Carbohydrate Servings
1
Vitamin A (90% daily value)
Iron (25% dv)
Vitamin C (25% dv)
Calcium (20% dv).

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