July 26, 2016
Quick Summertime Recipe
Sometimes you stare at your fridge and don't know what to do or how to make a nutritious simple meal. Other times, the strike of lightning hits and you find a meal you eat over and over!
I created this meal last summer when my CSA box brought collard greens, my husband had hummus in the fridge, and I had tofu being pressed dry for another recipe. It hit me that I could make a meal with all three items!
I dipped the tofu slices in cornstarch and a bit of salt, and fried them with spray oil till crispy. Then I quickly destemmed and boiled the collard greens each for about a minute total, 30 seconds on each side. Then I served by spreading some hummus on the collard leaf, topping with a slice of crispy tofu, and wrapping it all up like a burrito. Best part is you can eat several of these wraps without feeling bad and still leaving full!
One bunch of collard greens (Stems removed)
One package of firm tofu (Pressed between plates over a napkin for a few hours or all day to remove excess liquid)
Salt or your favorite seasoning
Your favorite hummus (storebought or homemade)
Fill a large pot with a few inches of water and a pinch of salt and set to boil. Boil one collard green at a time in the pot laid out flat. When they turn brilliant green flip them over and boil the other side. This tenderizes them. Stack them on a plate to cool.
Slice tofu, any shape you would like. Mix a few tablespoons of cornstarch with your favorite seasoning or salt on a plate. Dip tofu slices into cornstarch mixture and turn to coat. Heat a frying pan to medium-high and spray with oil. Then put "breaded" tofu into pan in a single layer. Turn when browned and cook the other side till crispy.
To serve, smear a tablespoon of your favorite hummus on the collard leaf and then add a slice or several slices of your crispy tofu. Wrap like a burrito and enjoy!
What fast easy, summery, and nutritious meals have you been cooking recently?