Tomato-Herb Tofu

Tomatoes are one of the healthiest foods you can get. They also are served daily in most house holds and make up over 70% of the produce shopped for in 2009. It helps with skin problems by riding you of free-radical cells and is big on vitamins like C and K. There are so many ways to cook tomatoes, that it is insane!

For today, I am just going to focus on one: using the tomato juice. The juices inside of a tomato are delicious and great for cooking. So with that being said, here is my recipe for Tomato-herb tofu.

Tomato-Herb Tofu:
Ingredients:
½ lb. tofu
1 large tomato
1/8 c. herb of choice
2 tbsp. olive oil

Method:
-Wrap the tofu in a paper towel and set it on a plate. Set another plate on top of it and set a heavy object on top of that plate. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes. The longer it sits, the better.

-Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Core your tomato and smash it. Then put it and all of its juices into the skillet.

-Roll your tofu in the herbs and put them in the skillet with the tomato. Flip them after about 5 min. or until the side begins to brown.

-Enjoy

I used a frozen tomato because you get the juices out of it easier, but ripe ones work just as fine. Just remember to smash it. The juices from the tomato seep into the tofu and give it a wonderful flavor. If you want to go all-out Italian, use basil as your herb.

I also ate what was left of the skin as shown as that big red blob on the left of my picture, but you don’t have to. I just like the fiber and extra vitamins. It isn’t very pretty, but it sure is tasty!

This dish is incredibly simple and one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy it! For more information on tomatoes, check out SuperFoodz# 7!
Tomato-Herb-Tofu-Eating Health Freax Unite!

-Andrew “VegMuffinMan” Morrison-

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About healthfreax

Being a relatively new vegan, i am always on the search for new skills, foods, and adventures. So join me on the journey through life as we find new ways to make simple, healthy ingredients taste amazing! I'm a teenager, vegan, and loving it!
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