Tea-Crusted Tofu Over Greens


Tea-Crusted Tofu Over Greens


Quantity Ingredients
1/2 cup boiling water
2 green tea bags or 2 tsp loose green tea
2 tbsp minced green onions
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tbsp honey
2 tsp fish sauce
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 (12.3-ounce) package reduced-fat extra-firm tofu, drained
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp loose green tea or 2 green tea bags, opened
1 1/2 tsp sesame seeds
1/8 tsp salt
4 cups gourmet salad greens
2 cups cubed Asian pear or ripe pear (about 2 pears)
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes (about 8 ounces)


To prepare vinaigrette, pour boiling water over tea bags in a medium bowl. Steep 3 minutes; strain tea leaves or discard tea bags. Combine the tea, onions, and next 4 ingredients (onions through garlic); set aside.

To prepare salad, cut the tofu into 8 squares. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons tea leaves, sesame seeds, and salt; stir-fry 30 seconds or until fragrant. Arrange tofu on tea leaves mixture; sauté for 6 minutes or until golden brown, turning after 3 minutes. Place tofu on a paper towel. Combine greens, pear, and tomatoes in a large bowl. Drizzle with vinaigrette; toss well. Arrange 1 1/4 cups salad on each of 4 plates. Top each serving with 2 tofu slices.

Yield:  4 servings

CALORIES 166 ; FAT 5.6g (Sat fat 0.8 g,); CHOLESTEROL 0 mg; CARBOHYDRATE 23.7 g; SODIUM 400 mg; PROTEIN 8.6 g; FIBER 3.7 g

Source: cookinglight.com