When it comes to vegetarian meals, veggies and tofu are a true power couple. Here, fresh herbs and a turn on the grill add big flavor to the classic combo.
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- Servings: 4
Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2012
- 1 package (14 ounces) firm tofu
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for grilling
- 4 teaspoons lemon juice, plus wedges for serving
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- Salt and pepper
- 2 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch slices on the diagonal
- 1 small eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch rounds
Line a plate with paper towels or a clean kitchen towel. Place tofu on towels and top with another plate; weigh down with canned goods or a heavy skillet. Refrigerate 2 hours (or up to 8 hours). Cut crosswise into 8 slices.
Whisk together oil, lemon juice, and parsley; season with salt and pepper. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. Brush both sides of tofu, zucchini, and eggplant with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side, working in batches if necessary.
To assemble, lay an eggplant slice on each plate, then top with tofu and zucchini; repeat. Drizzle each stack with dressing and serve with lemon wedges.
Weight It Out
Pressing tofu rids it of excess water and gives it a firm, meaty texture that's ideal for grilling. Start pressing tofu in the morning and it will be ready to use when you get home.