Sunday, August 11, 2013

BBQ Tofu Summer Salad

This isn't so much a recipe as it is a list of delicious, summery ingredients that make for one great salad! It's a super simple tofu preparation that I've been enjoying all summer long. 


Romaine lettuce, chopped
Fresh or frozen (and thawed) corn kernels
Carrots, cut into thin matchsticks
Avocado, diced
Firm tofu
BBQ sauce (my favourite storebought brand is Dad's Amazing BBQ sauce)
Your favourite salad dressing (Ranch or Blue cheese dressing works really well here, as does a lighter citrusy vinaigrette)


Prepare the BBQ tofu by cutting it into strips and pressing as much water out of it as possible. Place in a container or bowl, smother in BBQ sauce, and allow it to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Overnight is best for the most flavour!

Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Cook the tofu until it is warmed through and slightly crispy on the outside. Reserve the BBQ sauce left in the container. Alternatively, you could place the tofu on a parchment covered baking sheet and broil on high in the oven for 8-10 minutes, flipping them halfway through. Cover the cooked tofu with the reserved BBQ sauce.

Prepare the salad vegetables, then add in your dressing of choice and toss to coat. Plate and place the BBQ tofu on top. Enjoy!

*Recipe by Brooke McMillan

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