Ginger Pesto Tofu Salad
Yesterday was Pasha's last day here, so for dinner I made my favorite tofu recipe. It came out OK. I think I stir fried the vegetables a bit too long, they could have been crisper.
This recipe is a bit of work, but it is worth it. Here it goes...
1 package extra firm tofu
1 cup soy sauce
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp crushed fresh or jarred ginger
2 tbsp crushed fresh or jarred garlic
1 tbsp fresh cilantro, pulled from the stems
2 green onions, sliced
1 tsp sesame oil
1 small sweet onion
1 red bell pepper
1/4 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup bean spouts
1/4 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced
Spring greens mix
1/4 cup Pesto (I used a store bought jar, but you can insert your favorite pesto recipe)
1/4 cup crushed fresh or jarred ginger
2 tbsp Asian sesame salad dressing
Mix tofu marinade until sugar dissolves. Cut tofu into 1 inch slices. Place slices in a baking dish. Pour marinade over the tofu. Marinade for an hour and a half. Turning every 20 minutes or so.
Slice vegetables into strips and stir fry in sesame oil. Grill tofu 4 minutes on each side.
Mix pesto and ginger. Toss greens in salad dressing. Cut tofu into chunks.
Arrange greens on plate. Add a layer of vegetables followed by a layer of tofu, another layer of vegetables and the remaining tofu on the top. Splash with ginger tofu.