Do you guys follow The First Mess? You should. I love this blog- it is one of my favorite sources of inspiration for dinner. Sometimes she gives me great ideas, but some other times I just need to make it exactly as she does. Because her recipes are that good.
Ever since I moved to Chicago, I have been seriously missing tofu. Since I haven’t found a restaurant that cooks it really well (yet!), I have finally found a recipe to do it myself!
Here’s how you make it!
1 lemon, zest and juice
1 garlic clove
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 sprigs rosemary, leaves chopped
2 sprigs thyme, leaves chopped
salt and pepper
3 tbsp olive oil
1 package extra firm tofu, cut into cubes
1 bunch kale
handful of pine nuts
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine lemon zest, garlic, red pepper flakes, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper. Either grind with a mortar and pestle or chop it in a food processor. Add lemon juice and olive oil and mix until combined.
Cut the tofu into cubes and add to a mixing bowl. Pour half of the oil and lemon mixture over the tofu. Remove the kale leaves from the stem and rip into pieces. Pour the other half of the oil and lemon mixture over the kale.
Place tofu on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or tin foil. Roast for 20 minutes.
Take out of the oven and toss/flip the tofu. Put it back in for another 10 minutes.
Take the tofu out and add the dressed kale to the pan. Roast for another 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, add pine nuts to the pan and roast for another 3-5 minutes, or until the pine nuts are golden and toasted.
And that’s it!
Start with the kale on the bottom of the plate and put tofu and pine nuts on top.
You should probably also try this ginger miso dressing from her blog. So. Good.
Have a great weekend!