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nutty tofu with collard greens

07 Oct

Give tofu a chance!  It really is a blank canvas since it takes on the flavors of the sauces it is cooked with.  In this case, the tofu is coated in a tasty almond butter sauce. 

Nutty Tofu with Collard Greens

  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 cups collard greens, rinsed and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 14 oz. block of extra-firm tofu, diced to 1/2″ pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 6 Tbsp. almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp. mirin
  • 2 tsp. rice vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 lime, cut into quarters

Heat the sesame oil in a medium fry pan over medium-high heat.  Add onion, garlic, and ginger; turn heat down to medium and saute for about 4 minutes or until the onion is soft, stirring frequently.

Add the tomatoes, collard greens, salt, and red pepper flakes.  Stir and cook for 3 minutes (the greens will start to cook down).  Add the tofu and tamari and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.

In a small bowl, combine the almond butter, mirin, rice vinegar, and 1-2 Tbsp. water.  Stir to dissolve almond butter.  Add sauce to the collard mixture, and cook for 2-3 more minutes.

Taste the collard greens;  they should be tender.  If you want them softer, cook them for a little longer.  Serve over rice and top with lime wedges and cilantro.  Serves 4.

Recipe from bistrokatie.com

 Each serving (without rice) has 4 Weight Watcher PointsPlus.

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Posted by on October 7, 2011 in points plus, vegetarian

 

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