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I came across the ingredients for this recipe a while back. I made a few changes to suit me and thought my kids love tofu I was a little surprised that it was such it was a hit in this house! We all do the vegan thing every now and then for stretches as long as a month. Just may be time for another…

Ingredients:

  • 1 Package of extra firm Tofu

Mint Lime Sauce

  • 6 Tbs Sugar
  • 6 Tbs Soy Sauce
  • Juice of one Lime
  • Zest of above lime
  • 5 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 10 Mint Leaves sliced thinly

Quinoa

  • 2 cups uncooked Quinoa
  • Zest of one Lime
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 Cups Water

Veggies

  • 2 Bunches of Collard Greens, washed and chopped
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3 Tbls Lime Juice

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl, stir. Set aside
  2. Add all ingredients for the quinoa in a dutch oven over med-high heat. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer on low for 20 minutes. Turn off, let sit 15 minutes.
  3. While the quinoa is cooking you can start cutting your tofu in chunks. Add them to a skillet over med-high heat. ( you may add a touch of EVOO if you like – I find it impossible to NOT use it cooking tofu!) Be sure to “press” the water out with your spatula. Cook on the first side for 15 minutes. repeat process.
  4. Using a metal spatula carefully scrape the yummy browned tofu crust off the bottom on the pan and turn each over – it’s okay if you screw up just make sure that you scrape that yummy goodness of the bottom – the crunchy bits ROCK in the end – TRUST me!
  5. While your Tofu if browning you can chop your greens. 
  6. Heat a large skillet or pan over HIGH. Add to it the water, lime juice and salt. First put the shredded carrots in and then the greens. Cover. Check on them in 3 minutes. If you need to add a bit more water, do so.  You want them still bright green (and the carrots orange) but slightly cooked.
  7. When your tofu is nice and crispy and hot pour your sauce in the pan and stir it all up. Remove from heat.
  8. Serve the veggies on a bed of quinoa and the tofu on top of that.
  9. ENJOY!!
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