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Grilled Tofu Salad
with orange / jicama / avocado

Active: 30 min Total: 1 hr
This fresh salad is hearty enough to stand on its own for dinner thanks to a good amount of protein from tofu and healthy fats from avocado.
Smarts: Jicama is a root vegetable that is juicy and very crisp. It comes in a large bulb that has to be peeled before slicing and serving. If you can't find it or just prefer to use something else, cucumber makes a great substitute.
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Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
Grilled Tofu Salad:
  • Tofu, extra-firm - 16 oz, 1/2" / 1.3 cm slices (vacuum-packed preferable)
  • Jicama - 8 oz, matchsticks (sub cucumbers)
  • Butter lettuce - 8 oz, leaves torn
  • Cilantro - 1 Tbsp, leaves torn
  • Avocados - 2, sliced
  • Oranges - 2, segments
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Honey Paprika Vinaigrette (ingredients listed separately) - 3 Tbsp + 6 Tbsp
  • Pepitas / pumpkin seeds - 1/3 cup
Honey Paprika Vinaigrette:
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 2 Tbsp
  • Honey - 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
  • Paprika - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 5 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Tofu -(If prepping right before cooking and using the grill, get grill heating before continuing with prep.) If tofu is packaged in water, press out liquid first, like in this video. Then slice into 1/2” / 1.3 cm slices. (Note: If grilling, be sure to make these large enough to fit on grill grates.) (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  2. Make vinaigrette - Whisk together vinegar, honey, mustard, and paprika. Add oil (portion for vinaigrette) while whisking. Season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Jicama / Lettuce / Cilantro / Avocados / Oranges - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Season tofu on both sides with some salt and pepper.
  2. If cooking on the grill: Heat grill to 425F / 218C degrees.
  3. {grill}: Brush grates with oil (portion for salad) and place tofu over direct heat. Sear on both sides until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. In the last few minutes of cooking, brush first portion of vinaigrette over tofu as it cooks.
  4. If cooking on the stovetop: Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Brush with oil (portion for salad). Add tofu and sear on both sides until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. In the last few minutes of cooking, brush first portion of vinaigrette over tofu as it cooks.
  5. Assemble salads by forming a bed of lettuce. Arrange tofu, jicama, avocados, oranges, and pepitas on top. Finish with second portion of vinaigrette and cilantro. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (19)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (4)
Vegetarian (3)

13 reviews

Loved this! The vinegarette was easy and tasty, added some black beans because I had them and my jicama had gone bad. Will definitely make again.

By: Christine
Posted: Aug 14, 2019
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

I like these salad dishes, but my wife isn't the biggest fan. It's a nice summer dish I think. We can't find Jicama up here in Canada, so we substituted cucumbers.

By: Caitlin
Posted: Aug 10, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Good but not amazing.

By: Sundi
Posted: Aug 07, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

The chicken was soooooo good! Loved the vinaigrette too. I chopped my jicama a couple days early and it went bad (did you know it can ferment?) so I subbed some shredded carrots I had on hand. Also subbed sliced almonds for the pepitas.

By: Kathryn
Posted: Aug 05, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

The vinaigrette was amazing. I read the reviews before attempting. Subsequently doubled the vinaigrette portions. Honestly, this may have been the best Grilled Chicken Salad I've ever tasted.

By: william
Posted: Aug 05, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Better than expected. We brushed the tofu with some of the vinaigrette before grilling and that turned out really, really well. Portions seemed pretty small. We made enough for 6 people - which usually results in leftovers. Not this time. Even added bread,. Kids asked for more food and ended up downing some string cheese and extra fruit. Glad we didn't make the 4 person meal!

By: Jennifer
Posted: Aug 02, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful