Tofu soaks up the flavors of lemon, cumin and coriander in this marinated tofu salad. The marinade does double duty, combining with tahini to transform into a dressing with a nutty taste and creamy texture., February 2021


Credit: Victor Protasio

Recipe Summary

25 mins
55 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, coriander and salt in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add tofu; seal the bag and gently shake to combine. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the tofu from the marinade using a slotted spoon; reserve the marinade in the bag. Cook the tofu until browned on the bottom, 4 to 5 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on the other side, 4 to 5 minutes.

  • Pour the reserved marinade into a large bowl. Add tahini and whisk to combine. Add lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes and onion; toss to coat. Top the salad with the warm tofu.

Nutrition Facts

about 2 cups
331 calories; fat 26g; sodium 451mg; carbohydrates 13g; dietary fiber 4g; protein 13g; sugars 5g; niacin equivalents 1mg; saturated fat 4g; vitamin a iu 1851IU.