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February 24, 2013

Whole Food Plant Based Diets

Mediterranean Pistachio Crusted Tofu with Saffron Quinoa Pilaf

Mediterranean Pistachio Crusted Tofu with Saffron Quinoa Pilaf:

Ingredients
Seasoned Tofu

14 ounces extra firm tofu
2 tablespoons wheat-free tamari or other soy sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil or your favorite, optional
1 tablespoon water

Tahini Marinade

2 tablespoons sesame tahini
1 teaspoon wheat-free tamari or other soy sauce
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons water or more depending on consistency of tahini

Crust

¾ cup roasted unsalted pistachio nuts
1 tablespoon minced flat leaf parsley, basil or herb of your choosing
½ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/8 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Mediterranean Vegetables

¾ cup chopped artichoke hearts, chopped
1 and ½ cups chopped tomatoes (½ inch chop)
½ cup finely chopped arugula or spinach
3 tablespoons finely chopped kalamata olives
2 tablespoons diced green onion
1 tablespoon thinly sliced or…

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