Tofu is misunderstood. What do you think of when you think of it? If you’ve never eaten it before, I bet it might have some negative connotations in your mind. Some of us just are picky eaters, or more likely just not adventurous when it comes to foods.
I’m not one of those people. I first had tofu years ago when I was in college, and when prepared well, it’s delicious. My favorite ways to eat it are with brown rice and veggies, and in stir fry with lo mein noodles. Most recently, I made a grilled tofu salad with this recipe from Nasoya:
Marinade & Dressing:
1tbls light soy sauce
3 tbsl fresh cilantro (Coriander)
1/2 inch of grated fresh ginger
1 clove of minced fresh garlic
1 tbls rice vinegar
1 tbls olive oil
2 tsp sesame oil
1 pkg Nasoya firm or extra firm tofu, cubed
1 bag spring mix or spinach
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup walnuts
1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
Preparation Method: Mix the marinade & dressing ingredients together. Pour over the tofu and let sit for at least 15 minutes for up to 12 hours.
On high, grill the tofu, flipping once there are grill marks – this will improve the texture of the tofu, making it more similar to meat. Once the tofu is lightly browned let it cool.
Toss the tofu and the remaining dressing into your salad and enjoy!
Because I eat tofu on a semi-regular basis, I really enjoyed it and the texture was perfect. Firm, and not unlike chicken.
Nasoya offers a great variety of tofu recipes on their website – from breakfast to dinner and everything in between.
Nasoya has launched “Tofu University” to help people incorporate more healthy tofu into their diets. As you might know, even people who enjoy tofu still often struggle to prepare the ingredient in their own kitchens. The goal of Tofu University is to help people learn how-to tips while having fun!
* It’s free to enroll/take the tofu pledge.
* Everyone who enrolls immediately receives a $1.00 off coupon for any Nasoya tofu product.
* “Students” at Tofu U then receive a weekly Nasoya tofu product coupon for four weeks.
* Tofu U includes helpful instructional videos on how to cook with tofu as well as several yummy tofu recipes
* Tofu U “students” who save four UPC codes from any Nasoya products “graduate” from Tofu U and receive not a diploma but a free Tofu U t-shirt or gym shorts!
Nasoya is also offering one reader a free Nasoya product of their choice. Nasoya products are sold nationwide at places like Safeway and Whole Foods.
Mandatory Entry: tell me what you would make with your tofu – you can check out the recipes on the Nasoya website for inspiration.
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This will run through 11:59pm MST on February 28, 2010.
I received complimentary products from Nasoya in exchange for my honest opinion.