Grilled Sesame-Tofu Salad

This is a flavourful way to cook tofu’crusted with sesame seeds, then grilled to perfection.

Best Health Magazine, Summer 2012; Photo by Ian Wallace

 

Grilled Sesame-Tofu Salad
Grilled Sesame-Tofu Salad
Servings
4side servings or 2 main dishes
Servings
4side servings or 2 main dishes
Ingredients
Servings: side servings or 2 main dishes
Units:
Ingredients
Servings: side servings or 2 main dishes
Units:
Instructions
  1. Preheat barbecue to medium-high.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, green onion and ginger, as well as fish sauce and chili, if using; set aside.
  3. Sprinkle sesame seeds onto a plate. Press tofu into the seeds so that each slice is well coated. Grill tofu for four to six minutes on each side, until golden brown. (It's fine if the sesame seeds hiss and spit slightly, but don't let them burn.)
  4. Meanwhile, steam sugar snap peas and asparagus for two to three minutes until tender-crisp. Drain and place in a bowl of iced water, then drain and dry on a clean tea towel.
  5. To the large bowl with dressing, add sugar snap peas, asparagus, carrots and spinach. Toss to combine. Divide salad among four plates, top with grilled tofu slices and sprinkle with cilantro.
Recipe Notes

Tip: Firm tofu is sold in blocks. It's easier to grill than softer textures, and will hold its shape nicely.

Per side dish serving:  322 calories, 25 g protein, 19 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 19 g carbohydrates, 8 g fibre, 0 mg cholesterol, 144 mg sodium