Seared Tofu with Garlic, Swiss Chard and Pine Nuts

Published May 17, 2016

SmartPoints: 2  |  Prep Time:15 min  |  Cook Time: 11 min  |  Serves: 4  |  Difficulty: Moderate


Vegetarian cuisine that never tasted so good! This fabulous combination of pine nuts, seared tofu and Swiss chard will excite your taste buds.


  • 4 tsp pine nuts
  • 1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1⁄2 tsp black pepper
  • 8 oz firm tofu, drained and sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 clove(s) garlic clove(s), minced
  • 6 cup(s) uncooked Swiss chard, fresh, rinsed well and chopped


  1. Set a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. When pan is hot, add pine nuts and sauté until golden brown, shaking the pan often to prevent burning, about 3 minutes; remove pine nuts from pan and set aside.
  2. Combine soy sauce and pepper in a shallow dish. Add tofu; turn to coat.
  3. Heat oil in the same pan over medium-high heat. Add tofu and sear until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Remove tofu from pan using a spatula and cover with foil to keep warm; set aside.
  4. Add garlic to the same pan and sauté until just golden, about 2 minutes; add Swiss chard and cook until wilted, about 30 seconds. Transfer Swiss chard to individual plates and top with seared tofu and pine nuts. Yields about 2 slices of tofu, 3/4 cup of Swiss chard and 1 teaspoon of pine nuts per serving.