Tofu's natural plainness gives way to a rich flavor in this recipe. Pantry ingredients and basic spices transform a package of tofu into a quick, simple meal — no slicing and dicing required.
NUTRITION PROFILE: Low Calorie | Low Carb | Low Sodium | Low Sat Fat | High Calcium | Heart Healthy | Healthy Weight Makes 4 servings Active Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ease of Preparation: Easy
3 Tbsp pine nuts 1 Tbsp paprika 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1/2 tsp coarse kosher salt, or to taste Freshly ground pepper to taste 1 14- to 16-oz package extra-firm tofu 3 Tbsp boiling water 2 Tbsp lemon juice 4 tsp honey 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1. Toast pine nuts (see Tip); set aside to cool. Mix paprika, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Drain tofu and pat dry with paper towels. Cut crosswise into 8 slices, 1/2 inch thick. Dredge the tofu liberally with the spice mixture, coating all sides. Mix boiling water, lemon juice and honey in a small bowl.
2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; swirl to coat the bottom. Add tofu and cook on one side until brown and crusty, 4 to 5 minutes; flip and cook for another 3 minutes. Add the honey mixture to the pan (it will bubble up and evaporate very quickly) and shake to coat the tofu. Serve immediately, sprinkled with the toasted pine nuts.