Recipe for Swiss Chard Topped with Tofu
It happened again! Our Swiss chard outgrew its pot on our balcony. That meant I had no choice but to find a recipe for Swiss chard for all of us to enjoy. Since I shared a non-tofu recipe with you last week, I decided to go back on my tofu kick and cook up a recipe that included some of the soy product as well (sorry, Eileen!).
This week’s recipe for Swiss Chard Topped with Tofu was modified from one I found on my favorite cooking website, Clean Eating Magazine and I think you’re going to really enjoy it, even if you don’t have a Swiss chard plant in need of some taming.
Why do I think you’ll love it? Well, for starters this dinner will be done in 20 mins or less. For most of you I think that fact can also count as my “for finishers” comment (or whatever those who know English better than I do would say). In keeping with the quick timeline of this meal, let’s get to it with your ingredients list:
Ingredients* to Serve Swiss Chard Topped with Tofu to Four:
32 -oz extra-firm tofu
3 tbsp pure maple syrup or raw honey
3 tbsp Dijon mustard
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp smoked sweet paprika
Pinch ground cayenne pepper
Olive oil cooking spray
20 oz Swiss chard, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
2 oz low-fat feta cheese
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Putting it all together:
Step One: Preheat your oven’s broiler and place your oven rack up top.
Step Two: Drain the water out of your tofu. Get it done by placing your tofu on paper towels and pressing firmly. If you want to multi-task, sandwich your tofu between two layers of paper towels and put a heavy pan on top.
Step Three: Create your tofu glaze. Mix together all remaining ingredients through the cayenne pepper in a bowl to make your glaze.
Step Four: Cut and glaze your tofu. Cut your tofu into 1/2 inch thick strips and toss it in the the glaze mix. Once it’s good and glazed, place your tofu on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Add one more coating of glaze to the top before placing it in your oven to broil for 8 to 10 mins. Halfway through, flip your tofu “steaks” and add the last of the glaze.
Step Five: Cook up that chard. Mist a pan with cooking spray and heat it to medium-high. Add your Swiss chard and then your garlic. Stir both together for three minutes or until your chard wilts.
Step Six: Create your masterpiece. Divide the Swiss chard evenly among four plates. Top it with 1/4 of your feta cheese and 1/4 of your tofu.
Try to enjoy a piece of Swiss chard, tofu, and feta with every bite to get the full effect.
What do you think of this recipe? Would you try it? Share the recipe with anyone you know who loves tofu or has an out of control Swiss chard plant and then share your thoughts with a comment below: