Pantry ingredients and basic spices transform a package of tofu into a quick, simple meal--no slicing and dicing required.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Spring 2004
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Toast pine nuts (see Tip); set aside to cool. Mix paprika, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Drain tofu and pat dry with paper towels. Cut crosswise into 8 slices, 1/2 inch thick. Dredge the tofu liberally with the spice mixture, coating all sides. Mix boiling water, lemon juice and honey in a small bowl.

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  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; swirl to coat the bottom. Add tofu and cook on one side until brown and crusty, 4 to 5 minutes; flip and cook for another 3 minutes. Add the honey mixture to the pan (it will bubble up and evaporate very quickly) and shake to coat the tofu. Serve immediately, sprinkled with the toasted pine nuts.

Tips

Tip: To toast nuts & seeds on the stovetop: Toast in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

204 calories; protein 12.2g 25% DV; carbohydrates 9.6g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 2.3g 9% DV; sugars 6.3g; fat 14.8g 23% DV; saturated fat 1.9g 10% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 854.7IU 17% DV; vitamin c 3.1mg 5% DV; folate 4.7mcg 1% DV; calcium 122mg 12% DV; iron 2.9mg 16% DV; magnesium 19.9mg 7% DV; potassium 90.6mg 3% DV; sodium 308.8mg 12% DV; thiaminmg 3% DV.

Reviews (9)

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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2015
Loved it! The recipe was super easy to follow delicious and didn't require a trip to the grocery store! We skipped the pine nuts because we didn't have them in our pantry. Loved it! Pros: Delicious flavorful and fast. Cons: None Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2013
Fantastic! This is our favorite tofu recipe! It was so easy to prepare. Lovely flavors -- the sweetness of the honey/lemon was a great counterpart to the spices of the dredge. Also the crunchiness of the pine nuts was nice given tofu's basic texture. Only thing we did differently was cut the tofu (a half-recipe) into smaller thinner slices so we had more of the spice flavor. Great meal! Pros: Quick & easy great blend of favors and textures Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2012
Fantastic! My husband and I are big tofu eaters and I was looking for some ways to mix it up. This was excellent and very easy to make. I substituted the pine nuts for roasted sunflower seeds. Will definitely make again and again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2012
Company loved it! I made this to go along with a pasta dish I was bringing to a cousin's get together last night. (pasta artichoke hearts sun dried tomatoes fresh green beans) I kept it on the side as I wasnt sure who would eat tofu. Everyone LOVED it... a big hit for sure! Will make it for sure again! Pros: quick and easy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
One of my all-time favorite ways to serve tofu. Fast easy and delicious. I use toasted walnuts instead of pine nuts. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
My husband thought he wouldn't like tofu but he said he could have this regularly. Deliciously Healthy! Amazingly simple! Had it with cooked spinach and had dinner ready in 20 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This got me over my fear of preparing tofu. It's simple yummy and quick. I didn't have any pine nuts so I substituted with raw sunflower seeds (unsalted and shelled) and toasted them. Yum! I mixed the same seasonings used for the tofu into a pad of butter and melted it on top of some steamed veggies. Delicious. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Yummy! I didn't use pine nuts but I did everything else exactly the same except I only made a half of block. The flavor of the honey and lemon compliment the spices well. It has a slightly sweet good flavor to it. Will def. make again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Loved it! I sprinkled some fitflax on top Read More