. . . moved on to a vegetarian recipe for a lovely tofu with bitter greens,
. . . and, today, we are looking at a gorgeous vegetarian tofu recipe I snipped out of Bon Appétit last year.
You might not know this about me, but I have a fondness for mustard. And for kale. And for limes. So when I found this vegetarian recipe for mustard-crusted tofu with kale and sweet potato, I knew it had to be mine.
And now it is yours, too.
Vegetarian recipe for mustard-crusted tofu with kale and sweet potato
1 14-ounce package firm tofu
1/2 cup whole grain Dijon mustard
4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1/2 medium onion, sliced
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1 bunch kale, stem cut from each leaf, leaves thinly sliced crosswise (about 8 cups)
1 small red-skinned sweet potato (yam; about 8 ounces), peeled, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Cut tofu into eight 1/2-inch-thick slices. Arrange on paper towels; drain 10 minutes. Spread both sides of each slice with mustard.
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and ginger; sauté 1 minute. Add kale, sweet potato, and lime juice. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until potato is tender and kale is wilted, about 12 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in another large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add tofu; cover and cook until heated through and crisp, about 2 minutes per side (some mustard seeds may fall off tofu).
Arrange kale and sweet potato mixture on plate. Overlap tofu slices atop vegetables and serve.
And in our continuing two-week series on vegetarian tofu recipes . . .
Next week, we’ll finish up our look at tofu recipes with two soups and soy-glazed tofu. All delicious!