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Grilled Ginger Tofu and Avocado Salad

Keyword: Vegan
Author: Makini Howell

Ingredients

Salad

  • 8 pieces ginger tofu (from a market deli, or use the recipe included)
  • Lite oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/2 small pineapple peeled, trimmed and sliced 1/2-inche thick
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 English cucumber sliced into half-moons
  • 1 bag or carton super greens salad mix
  • 1 avocado quartered
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • soy sauce to taste

Ginger Tofu

  • 1 lb firm tofu freeze before use for better texture
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger finely grated or minced
  • 1 tsp fresh garlic finely minced
  • 3/4 tsp gluten free, wheat free tamari soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Mirin rice wine
  • 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds

Instructions

Salad

  • If you have bought the tofu from a deli simply heat a nonstick pan to med high and grill tofu on either side until golden brown. If you are making tofu follow ginger tofu recipe below.
  • Heat grill pan, grill, or broiler.
  • Brush pineapple with 1 tablespoon oil.
  • Grill or broil (in batches on rimmed baking sheets) until pineapple is slightly charred about 3 minutes per side on the grill or 6 to 8 minutes in broiler (rotating pan and turning food over halfway through).
  • Meanwhile, in bowl, whisk together lime juice, 2 tablespoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper, cilantro and soy sauce.
  • Toss with onion.
  • Cut grilled pineapple into smaller pieces. Add to bowl with onion along with cucumber and shrimp and toss to combine.
  • Fold in greens and avocado.

Ginger Tofu

  • Rinse tofu, pat dry, and cut ½’’ thick into large triangles marinade tofu overnight.
  • Once tofu is marinaded heat a sauté pan over a medium heat, add toasted sesame oil.
  • Carefully place tofu into pan, turn down heat if necessary. Sauté for 5 minutes turning the tofu to brown it on all sides.
  • Combine remaining ingredients, pour over tofu, and stir gently.
  • Bring to a gentle boil, turn down the heat, and simmer for 6-8 minutes. Cook on a low heat until liquid is reduced and tofu is lightly glazed.

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