Sunday, April 10, 2016

Mystery lunch

Mystery lunch - Tofu with parsley pesto and avocado on a bed of Jasmine rice

The kids surprised us with a mystery lunch!  A fun and healthy alternative to going out to eat. I took pictures while they cooked. The photos are from a doubled recipe. The write up is for a regular recipe of 4 servings. The parsley pesto sauce packs a lot of flavor and brings it all together, so it's a good recipe to serve to people who think tofu is boring.

1 block of firm tofu
1-2 cloves garlic (or to taste)
1 bunch fresh parsley
1 ripe avocado
oil for frying (I used grape seed oil, but any light oil would do)
1-2 T. olive oil
Jasmine rice
Seeds - about 1 t. each - sunflower, sesame, flax

Rinse and cook rice according to package directions - about 18 minutes. While rice is cooking, blot tofu dry with paper towel. Cut into 1/2 inch strips.


Heat oil and fry tofu until golden on all sides, turning with spatula

Rinse parsley and remove thick stems. Peel garlic.

Pulse parsley, lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic in food processor to combine it into a sauce.

Transfer mixture to bowl and add flax and sesame seeds and salt to taste.

Cut wedges of avocado

To assemble you may sprinkle sunflower seeds on the bed of rice, top with tofu with sauce drizzled on top. Add avocado on side.

This is a recreated version with all the seeds mixed into the sauce. Both are delicious. Enjoy!


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