Black & White Sesame Crusted Tofu over Peach & Tomato Salad with Balsamic Glaze

Ingredients

Peach & Tomato Salad
3 organic white peaches, thin sliced
3 organic red vine tomatoes, cut into bite size cubes
1 shallot, fine chop
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced

½ orange bell pepper, cut bite size pieces
1 bunch cilantro, rough chop
1 lemon juice and zest

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Pinch Kosher salt

Sesame Crusted Tofu

1 block organic extra firm tofu, drained
¼ c Dijon mustard
3 tbsp gluten free panko bread crumbs
2 tbsp white sesame seeds
1 tbsp black sesame seeds
Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
Canola oil
½ tsp fresh black pepper

Balsamic Glaze
2 c balsamic vinegar
½ c brown sugar

Serves 4

Directions

Press tofu for at least 30 minutes to allow water to drain out.

For Peach & Tomato Salad – Prep peaches, tomatoes, shallots, jalapeño pepper, bell peppers and cilantro as noted in ingredient list.  Combine all in a large bowl.  Then add the zest and juice of lemon and olive oil.  Toss gently, salt to taste then set aside.

For Balsamic Glaze – In a medium saucepan combine balsamic vinegar and brown sugar.  Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  Then lower heat and simmer about 20 minutes.  Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.

For Sesame Crusted Tofu – Slice tofu into half inch slices.  Then on a large plate combine panko, black & white sesame seeds and crushed red pepper and mix well with a fork.  Holding tofu gently, spread a light coating of Dijon mustard on one side and place face down in panko mixture.  While tofu is in the panko, gently coat the other side and flip to coat. Repeat until all tofu slices are coated.

Coat sauté pan with canola oil then heat over a med/ high heat.  Gently lay tofu in pan and cook 1 to 1 ½ minutes on each side until browned.  Remove from pan and set aside.

 Bring it all together

Drizzle balsamic glaze over a white plate.  In the center spoon a half cup of the peach & tomato salad.  Diagonal slice the tofu (2 whole pieces) and gently top onto the peach & tomato salad.  Finish with with a pinch of salt and garnish with chopped cilantro.  Enjoy!

Tips

 Click here to watch Ron prepare the dish!

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