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Crunchy Avocado Salad Sandwich

Crunchy Avocado Salad Sandwich

Healthy! Crunchy! PLUS Avocados! What’s not to love? Don’t forget the tomato pesto and dandelion greens!


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Ingredients
  1. 1 Avocado, sliced
  2. 1 cup chopped Dandelion greens (or any green of your liking)
  3. Gluten-Free Rye Crackers (or any cracker you prefer, just needs to be sturdy)
  4. Tomato Pesto
Instructions
  1. Determine how many crackers will be needed to line the bottom of the TofuXpress. Double that amount for the top layer of the sandwich and that is how many crackers you will need.
  2. Coat crackers with a thick layer of Tomato Pesto.
  3. Line bottom of the TofuXpress with crackers, placing the uncoated side of cracker down.
  4. Line the crackers with half of the sliced Avocado.
  5. Place choppe...
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Tofu and Cabbage Salad with Peanut Dressing

Tofu and Cabbage Salad with Peanut Dressing


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Ingredients
  1. Salad
  2. 1 tbsp sesame oil
  3. 1 lb block firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch strips lengthwise
  4. 1 medium head green or red cabbage, shredded or chopped (about 2 1/2 cups)
  5. 3 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded and cut into bite-sized cubes
  6. 2/3 cup chopped green onions
  7. Peanut Dressing
  8. 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  9. 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  10. 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  11. 1/2 tsp soy sauce (light or regular)
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.
  2. Press tofu and cut into strips, then sautu00e9 until light brown (about 4 minutes per side).
  3. Combine vegetables in a large bowl.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix dressing ingredients with 2 tbsp water (puree in blender for...
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Asian Slaw with Tofu and Shiitake Mushrooms

Asian Slaw with Tofu and Shiitake Mushrooms

Slaw with an Asian twist. Bold flavors and textures make this a great pressed tofu side dish.


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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  2. 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  3. 1 teaspoon wasabi powder
  4. 1 clove garlic, minced
  5. 12 ounces firm silken tofu, pressed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  6. 4 cups lightly packed shredded napa cabbage
  7. 2 cups lightly packed shredded bok choy
  8. 2 tablespoons canola oil
  9. 2 cups sliced shiitake mushroom caps
  10. 2 teaspoons sesame oil
Instructions
  1. Press tofu for 30 minutes. While pressing whisk soy sauce, lemon juice, wasabi powder and garlic in a medium bowl. Drain water, cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  2. Place cabbage and bo...
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Kale Wraps

Kale Wraps


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Ingredients
  1. 1 brick Firm or Extra Firm Tofu (Nasoya brand is best!)
  2. 1 Tomato, chopped
  3. 1 Avocado, chopped
  4. u00bc cup Red Sweet Spanish Onion
  5. 2 tablespoons dried Cilantro or u00bc cup chopped fresh Cilantro
  6. 1 teaspoon dried Garlic Powder
  7. u00bd Orange Bell Pepper, chopped (or can use a Red Bell Pepper)
  8. 1 Habanero Pepper, finely chopped
  9. u00bd fresh Lime
  10. 6 large Romaine Leaves, thinly sliced
  11. Sea Salt
  12. Fresh Ground Pepper
Instructions
  1. Kale Leaves u2013 Blanched for 3-4 minutes (need to still be firm not completely cooked and soft. How to: Boil water in a deep pot or a wide shallow pan. Drop in Kale leaves and boil for 3-4 minutes, til bright green but not too soft as they will be used for wraps...
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Tomato Lover’s Tofu

Tomato Lover’s Tofu


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Ingredients
  1. 1 Brick Tofu (Nasoya’s Extra Firm is best!)
  2. 1 4 oz tube Tomato Paste (double-concentrated if you can find…)
  3. Sundried Tomatoes packed in oil, thinly sliced
  4. 1 bunch fresh Basil Leaves
  5. Dried Italian seasoning
  6. Sea salt
  7. Kalamata Olives
Instructions
  1. Press Tofu in TofuXpress overnight.
  2. Slice brick into thinly sliced pieces to serve. You will need to use a thin long knife to slice it both lengthwise and widthwise. It is easy to eat if you end up with slices that are about two inches in length. The thinner the thickness of the slices the more they will resemble Tomato Pie pieces or crackers.
  3. Spread a thin layer of Tomato Paste onto each piece of tofu...
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Basil Tofu Squares

Basil Tofu Squares

What do you get when you combine Pressed Tofu, Oregano, Basil, Balsamic Vinegar, & Olive Oil ? A flavorful vegan side dish!


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Ingredients
  1. 1 brick Tofu, Firm or Extra Firm (Nasoya)
  2. Basil Leaves (large) (12-24 leaves)
  3. Ground Oregano
  4. Sea Salt
  5. Balsamic Vinegar
  6. Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Press Tofu in TofuXpress for 1 hour.
  2. Cut brick into 12 squares. (We used the TofuXpress Tofu Cutter).
  3. Using small dishes, layer 1 or two Basil leaves at the base of the dish. Place one Tofu square on top. Sprinkle a dusting of ground Oregano on each Tofu cube.
  4. With a small spoon, or a measuring teaspoon, drizzle about 1 teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar onto each Tofu square. Follow with Olive Oil...
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Tofu Tomato Salad

Tofu Tomato Salad

Protein packed healthy salad with Pressed Tofu, Tomatoes, and more!


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Ingredients
  1. 2 Bricks Tofu, Firm or Extra Firm (Nasoya)
  2. 1 cup loose Basil leaves, coarsely chopped.
  3. 10-12 Campari Tomatoes (larger than Cherry Tomatoes, but smaller than regular sized Tomatoes)
  4. 1/8 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  5. 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  6. 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning spice blend (Found in spice aisle)
  7. Sea Salt
Instructions
  1. Press each Tofu brick in TofuXpress for 1 hour.
  2. Cut bricks into 12 squares. (We used the TofuXpress Tofu Cutter). This will yield 24 squares.
  3. Slice each tomato in half, length-wise.
  4. Wisk the Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar.
  5. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine Tofu, Tomatoes, and Basil...
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Crunchy Tofu and Bean Salad

Crunchy Tofu and Bean Salad

Stop eating traditional salads! This Crunchy Tofu and Bean Salad has more protein, more flavor, and more health benefits!


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Ingredients
  1. 1 Brick Tofu, House Foods Extra Firm
  2. 1 15 oz can Salad Beans, drained
  3. 2 cups Napa Cabbage, shredded
  4. 1 cup Red Cabbage, shredded
  5. 2 stalks Celery, chopped u00bd inch thick
  6. 2 Green Onions, sliced u00bd inch thick
  7. u00bc cup Red Onion, coarsely chopped
  8. u00bd cup Honey Roasted Peanuts
  9. Salt
Dressing
  1. 3 tbsp. Dijon Mustard
  2. 2 tbps. Balsamic Vinegar
  3. 3 tbsp. Date Sugar (Ground Dates found at Whole Foods)
  4. 2 tbsp. Water
Instructions
  1. Press Tofu in TofuXpress for three hours.
  2. Cut into 1-inch squares.
  3. In a large bowl, combine Cabbages, Celery, Onions, Tofu,...
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Tofu Triangles with Creamy Nut Butter Sauce with Scallions

Tofu Triangles with Creamy Nut Butter Sauce with Scallions


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Tofu Triangles
  1. 1 carton firm tofu, pressed
  2. 2 tablespoons peanut or sesame oil, for frying
  3. 2 scallions including the greens, thinly sliced on the diagonal
  4. 1 tablespoon toasted white or black sesame seeds
Creamy Nut Butter Sauce
  1. 1/4 cup regular soy sauce
  2. 1 tablespoon tamari
  3. 1/4 cup sesame paste, peanut butter, or cashew butter
  4. 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  5. 2 tablespoons white or light brown sugar
  6. 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes or chili oil
  7. 2 scallions, finely chopped
  8. 1/3 cup water or stock
  9. Pinch salt
Instructions
  1. Press tofu then slice crosswise into scant 1/ 2-inch slabs, then cut each slab into 2 triangles.
  2. Heat a large cast-iron or nonstick...
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Grilled Tofu with Chimichurri Sauce

Grilled Tofu with Chimichurri Sauce

Serves 4


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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups lightly packed chopped parsley
  2. 4 garlic cloves, halved
  3. 1 tsp salt
  4. 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  5. 1/2 tsp chili pepper flakes
  6. 2 tbsp shallot or onion, minced
  7. 1/4 cup of vegetable or olive oil
  8. 3 tbsp sherry wine vinegar or red wine vinegar
  9. 3 tbsp lemon juice
  10. 1 tsp granulated garlic
  11. 1/2 tsp smoked paprika or Hungarian paprika
  12. 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  13. 1 pound extra-firm tofu, pressed
  14. Olive oil
Instructions
  1. To prepare the chimichurri sauce, place the parsley, garlic cloves, salt, pepper, chili, shallot or onion, 1/4 cup olive oil, sherry vinegar and lemon juice ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until well chopped, but not pureed...
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