Asian Sesame Tofu "Croutons"

We all love a good Asian style salad but between the fried wonton strips and the heavy peanut dressing, we succumb to the black hole of hidden calories and saturated fat. That's why we've put the Tovita touch on one of our favorite meals. These versatile tofu-croutons are the healthy crunch factor your salad needs.

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Ingredients

  • 1 block of extra firm tofu, drained and sliced into ¾ inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons Bragg’s Liquid Aminos (or low sodium soy or tamari sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds 
  • ¼ cup halved cashews (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil or spray with oil to prevent sticking
  3. In a bowl, toss the cubed tofu, sesame seeds, and cashews in the sauce
  4. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until tofu becomes crunchy and crouton-like

Add to Asian style Salad pictured with:

  • 4 cups baby kale and spinach
  •  1 bell pepper, chopped 
  •  1 Cucumber, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Red onion, chopped
  •  2 stalks celery, sliced
  •  2 Tablespoons sesame ginger dressing (we like Annie's Organic Sesame Ginger)

(serves 2)

*Option to add avocado, broccoli, cabbage, mushrooms, or your favorite veggies. Get creative!

Other ideas:

  • Add to zucchini noodle pad thai
  • Asian style stir fry with brown rice, quinoa, cauliflower “rice”, or buckwheat noodles