Garlic Ginger Roasted Tofu & Black Quinoa Kale Salad

Garlic Ginger Roasted Tofu & Black Quinoa Kale Salad

Kale will always be one of my favorite ingredients to add to just about any dish I make. Whether that be mixed in with a falafel mixture or lightly blanched for a salad. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with eating extremely finely-chopped kale when I make it with grains to make the consistency equal. I like to place the whole raw bunch into the food processor for a few pulses before I combine it with quinoa, couscous or brown rice.

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This recipe is a Garlic Ginger Roasted Tofu with a Black Quinoa Kale Salad. All you need is: Fresh garlic, fresh ginger, low-sodium soy sauce, rosemary, extra firm tofu (cut into cubes), black quinoa, kale, and lemon. In a food processor, blend the garlic, ginger, soy sauce & rosemary until the chunky parts are extremely small. In a ziploc, add the cubed tofu and the marinade. Let it sit in the fridge for 30 minutes, or overnight if you have time! Cook the quinoa according to your package instructions.Place the kale in the food processor until finely chopped, then add it to the quinoa. Squeeze lemon juice and add pepper to the quinoa salad. When you are ready to cook the tofu, place the marinated cubes onto a baking tray and bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes, then flip the tofu and cook for another 10 minutes. Enjoy!

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Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes

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When you’re feeling creative:

3 Large Tomoatoes
Quinoa
Kale (cut into 1″ pieces)
Raisins (cut in half)
Lemon juice
Pepper for taste

Start cooking the quinoa based on the package you have bought. Most quinoa takes about 10-15 minutes to cook. While the quinoa is cooking, Cut each tomato in half and scoop out the insides with a delicate spoon (you don’t want to pierce the skin). Sprinkle pepper into each tomato half and set aside. Place the insides in a bowl and mix in the kale & raisins. When the quinoa has been cooked and fluffed, add it to the mixture and toss until the quinoa has touched every topping. Using a large, neatly place a scoop of the mixture in each tomato. Sprinkle lemon juice (and any other spices/juices you love) and serve!

My 11 year old sister loved these because you can eat them with your hands!