Vegan Main Dishes/ Vegan Recipes

Mediterranean Tofu

mediterranean tofuHere’s a great way to serve tofu in the summer, with the season’s flavorful tomatoes and fragrant basil. Adapted from Vegan Express. Photo by Susan Voisin, FatFree Vegan Kitchen.

Serves: 4

  • Two 16-ounce tubs firm tofu, drained
  • One tablespoon light olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • One tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups diced ripe tomato (make the dice fairly small)
  • 1/4 cup oil-cured sun-dried tomatoes, cut into strips,
    with a little of their liquid
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon, or to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • A few leaves fresh basil, cut into strips

Cut each block of tofu into 6 equal slabs. Blot very well between layers of clean tea-towel or paper towels. Spread the light olive oil over the surface of a 12-inch square griddle or extra-wide skillet and heat. Arrange the slabs of tofu in a single layer, and cook over medium-high heat until golden on both sides. Sprinkle the tofu with salt.

Meanwhile, heat the extra-virgin oil in a smaller skillet. Add the garlic and saute over low heat until golden. Add the fresh and dried tomatoes and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat just until the fresh tomato wilts a bit and is well heat through, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

To serve, fan out 3 slices of the tofu on each place and divide the tomato-garlic sauce over them. Top each serving with a few strips of basil. Serve at once.

Nutrition Information:
Per serving: 415 calories; 25g fat; 80g sodium; 19g carbs; 7g fiber; 38g protein

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    Rich Tunnell
    January 18, 2013 at 8:26 am

    I am the only vegan in my house, but since I cook my family has learned to deal with it. I only had one or two recipies that everyone loves. That was until I found this site! I have made the Jumbalaya (a huge hit), the tofu scramble (also a huge hit) and now this Mediterranean Tofu. This was really easy to make and it was DELICIOUS. Another huge hit. I followed the recipie to the tee and served with vegan bread and olive oil for dipping. Thank you!

    • Reply
      January 18, 2013 at 10:04 am

      Rich, thank you so much for your kind comment, and I’m so glad you are finding dishes that help your entire family eat more plant-strong!

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    August 9, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    This site makes me hungry. Every. Single. Day.

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    Eugenia Czernek
    February 11, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Just made this, this is delicious! Thank you so much.

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