Quinoa Salad With Baked Marinated Tofu

105 mins (prep 30, cooking 75)
18 ingredients
8 servings
I have no idea where I found this recipe.I made it because we are trying to eat less meat in our diet and tofu is probably one of the best ways to substitute for it. This was very tasty. I plan to make this again but will experiment with different marinades. I pressed my tofu before using it. To do this I got myself a brick and covered it with tin foil. Then I put the tofu block on a dinner plate and put a rectangular plate on top of the tofu and set the brick on it. I let it sit for 20 minutes. Then flipped the tofu over and pressed it again for 15 minutes. It got most of the water out of the tofu which is important because you want the marinade to be absorbed into the tofu as much as possible. I think you could do all sorts of different marinades and have the dish turn out good each time. I changed a few things to suit my tastes. Instead of using celery I used snow peas. I added sauteed mushrooms and asparagus spears which I cut up and put into the cooked quinoa. I used powdered chipoltle chili instead of cayenne and agave nectar instead of the th honey. I found this to have a strong Dijon mustard taste, so I will probably cut back on that next time. I didn't add the cilantro because I didn't have any, but would have if I did. The rest was pretty much the same.

Categories:  pasta,-rice-and-grains , grains , beans , <-4-hours , soy~tofu , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (44.29 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 59.28 Calories from Fat 21.33
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.37g 29.21%
Saturated Fat 0.32g 12.62%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 79.0mg 26.33%
Total Carbohydrate 7.53g 20.08%
Dietary Fiber 1.27 g 40.77%
Sugars 1.32 g %
Protein 2.24g 35.83%
Vitamin A 2.84IU% Vitamin C 0.15mg%
Calcium 44.23mg% Iron 1.02mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
firm tofu, pinch salt, lettuce leaves, roasted almonds, celery ribs, reduced sodium soy sauce