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Tandoori Tofu

Tandoori Tofu
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A tandoori-inspired spice rub and smokiness from the grill flavor these tofu “steaks.” While you’re there, grill some vegetables, too, to serve alongside. Serve with: Grilled eggplant and cherry tomato skewers and brown basmati rice.

Prep: 30 Minutes | Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • 2 teaspoons
  • 1 teaspoon
    salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon
    ground turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon
    minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon
    lime juice
  • 2 14-ounce packages
    extra-firm or firm water-packed tofu, drained
  • 2/3 cup
    nonfat plain yogurt
  • 6 tablespoons
    sliced scallions, or chopped fresh cilantro for garnish
  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Combine paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt, cumin, coriander and turmeric in a small bowl. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, lime juice and the spice mixture; cook, stirring, until sizzling and fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
  3. Slice each tofu block crosswise into 6 slices; pat dry. Use about 3 tablespoons of the spiced oil to brush both sides of the tofu slices; sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. (Reserve the remaining spiced oil.)
  4. Oil the grill rack. Grill the tofu until it has grill marks and is heated through, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  5. Combine yogurt with the reserved spiced oil in a small bowl. Serve the grilled tofu with the yogurt sauce, garnished with scallions (or cilantro), if desired.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 6 servings
  • Calories173
  • Fat13 g
    • Saturated fat2 g
  • Cholesterol1 mg
  • Carbohydrates6 g
    • Dietary fiber2 g
  • Protein12 g
  • Sodium419 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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