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Herb-Marinated Tofu Feta

Herb-Marinated Tofu Feta 6.000
Weeknight Vegetarian Apr 5, 2020

This has the creaminess, tang and saltiness of good feta, making it just the right finishing touch for so many bean dishes, including — of course — tacos. It gets better the longer it marinates. Use firm, not extra-firm tofu, for the creamiest result.

Storage Notes: The tofu can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. 


Servings:
6 - 8

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Tested size: 6-8 servings; makes about 3 cups

Ingredients
  • One (14-ounce) package water-packed firm tofu, drained
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for storing
  • 2 tablespoons mild white miso
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 strips lemon peel
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 2 sprigs fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried

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Directions

Wrap the tofu in paper towels and microwave on HIGH for 1 minute. Unwrap, rewrap with fresh paper towels, and repeat. Unwrap, let cool, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes. (This gets rid of excess liquid, and is faster than pressing the tofu.)

While the tofu is cooling, in a medium bowl whisk together the lemon juice, vinegar, oil, miso, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper.

Transfer the tofu to a tall jar and pour the marinade over it. Stuff in the lemon peel, rosemary, thyme and oregano, cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before using, turning the jar upside down and back a couple of times (to make sure the tofu gets coated).

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Recipe Source

Adapted from “Cool Beans” by Joe Yonan (Ten Speed Press, 2020).

Tested by Joe Yonan.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 118


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 9g 14%

Saturated Fat: 2g 10%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 308mg 13%

Total Carbohydrates: 4g 1%

Dietary Fiber: 2g 8%

Sugar: 1g

Protein: 5g


Calories per serving: 118


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 9g 14%

Saturated Fat: 2g 10%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 308mg 13%

Total Carbohydrates: 4g 1%

Dietary Fiber: 2g 8%

Sugar: 1g

Protein: 5g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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