Melissa Rose (_melodic_) wrote in vegancooking,
Melissa Rose

Pistachio crusted orange baked tofu over mixed greens and peaches

I'm back with a bit of a healthier recipe this time!

1 pound of extra firm tofu
1/2 cup of orange juice
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of rice vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup of pistachios
1 bag of mixed greens (spinach, mesclun, romaine... whatever you prefer!)
2 fresh peaches

Preheat your oven to 375. In a glass baking pan whisk together orange juice, olive oil, vinegar and soy sauce as well as salt and pepper to taste. Slice tofu length wise to produce about five or six blocks of tofu. Dredge tofu through mixture so both sides are coated and then place in pan with liquid but ensure that they aren't stacked (it's okay if they touch). Bake for 15 minutes on one side and then flip and bake for an other 15 minutes on the other side. Feel free to leave in the oven a little longer as it will absorb more flavour as it cooks.

In the meantime wash and dry your mixed greens and top them with fresh sliced peaches. Take your pistachios and grind them in a food processor so that they break down into smaller pieces but have not yet turned into dust. Spread the crumbled pistachios on a baking pan lined with parchment paper and place in oven for 5 minutes so to lightly toast the nuts.

After 30 minutes remove the tofu and allow to cool for a few minutes before rolling the tofu over the toasted pistachios. Place over salad and enjoy! I like to use the leftover marinade in the baking pan as a dressing for my salad.

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Tags: tofu
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