Seared Tofu with Garlic, Swiss Chard and Pine Nuts

1
Total Time
26 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
11 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Vegetarian cuisine never tasted so good! Toasted pine nuts and seared tofu combined with the rich flavor of Swiss chard will excite your taste buds.

Ingredients

pine nuts

4 tsp

low sodium soy sauce

1 Tbsp

black pepper

½ tsp

firm tofu

8 oz, drained and sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices

olive oil

2 tsp

garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), minced

uncooked Swiss chard

6 cup(s), fresh, rinsed well and chopped

Instructions

  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.

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