Recipe: Bruschetta Eggplant with Tofu

Thinking about trying tofu?  This is a great recipe that incorporates tofu with some of our favorite Italian flavors.  Tofu is a product made by coagulated soymilk that has been pressed into small cubes, similar to the way cheese is made from milk.  Not only does this Medifast recipe provide 33 grams of protein, high values of calcium and no cholesterol, but it also has 5 grams of fiber per serving!

 

YIELDS: 2 Servings | 1 Serving counts as 1 Lean, 1 Healthy Fat, 3 Greens, 3 Optional Condiments

 

bruschetta tofu

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 30 oz. Mori-Nu® Silken extra-firm tofu*, cut into ½” cubes
  • 1-½ cups raw, unpeeled eggplant, cut into 1” cubes
  • 1 cup (1-2 medium 2-3/5”) plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • ½ cup scallions (3-4 scallions), chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Dash of salt and/or pepper (optional)

*Tofu can vary significantly in its nutritional content, depending on the type and brand. If you choose to use an alternative tofu, follow these guidelines for your Lean & Green Meal: 250-350 calories total (including all Lean, Green, and Healthy Fat servings); > 10 g fat total (including all Lean, Green, and Healthy Fat servings); < 1250 mg sodium; < 15 g total carbohydrate; > 25 g protein.

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Lightly mist a large (or two medium) non-stick baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray until lightly covered.
  3. Place eggplant and tofu, well-spaced, in a single layer on baking sheet.
  4. Lightly drizzle olive oil over eggplant and tofu.
  5. Sprinkle on garlic powder.
  6. Bake 7-10 minutes.
  7. Flip and bake an additional 7-10 minutes, or until eggplant is tender when tested with fork.
  8. In large serving bowl, combine tomatoes, scallions, garlic, and basil.
  9. Add eggplant and tofu.
  10. Salt and pepper to taste if desired.
  11. Toss gently to mix.
  12. Serve and enjoy!
2014-10-29T14:17:48+00:00November 19th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|