Thursday, July 16, 2009

Honey Sesame Pasta & Tofu Salad

Combine in a large bowl:
1 recipe Honey Sesame Tofu, cut into cubes
4 cups cooked pasta (thin spaghetti, linguine, soba noodles, or other pasta)
1 recipe Honey Sesame Dressing
Veggies (see below)

1/2 c. diced red bell pepper
1/4 c. diced raw carrot
1/4 c. chopped scallions
2 tbl chopped fresh herbs (basil, cilantro, mint, or a combination of those)

Honey Sesame Tofu:
12 oz. firm tofu, cut in 1/4" thick slices
2 tbl honey
1 tbl sesame oil
1 tbl soy sauce
Preheat broiler. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Place the tofu slices on the baking sheet.
Combine the honey, oil, soy sauce and water or broth. Drizzle half of it over the tofu and spread around with the back of a spoon.
Broil the tofu 5 min. or until browned, being careful not to burn it. Flip the slices over, drizzle with the rest of the honey mixture, and broil another 5 min. or until browned. Set aside. When cool, cut into cubes.

Honey Sesame Dressing:
2 tbl honey
2 tbl rice wine vinegar
2 tbl sesame oil
1 tbl canola oil
1 tsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp onion salt
Whisk all ingredients together.

4 servings


Tina said...

It sounds yummy but can you eat pasta? I have trouble with it (that is when I have a decent fill) I am in the midst of an open period and enjoying it but can't wait for my fill appt. on Wednesday at the same time...such a double edged sward this band is :)


Jean said...

Tina, right now I can eat pasta because my band is completely unfilled, so I'm taking advantage of that. Ordinarily I would prepare a dish like this and set aside my own portion of tofu & veggies before mixing it all together with the pasta. That way, I get my goodies and my husband gets the pasta he loves.