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Caramelized Tofu & Gala Apple Salad

 
One serving costs about $2.47

$2.47 per serving

13 people like this recipe

13 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

2 vegetarian,gluten-free,gluten free,lacto ovo vegetarian salad
spoonacular Score:48%

Spoonacular Score: 48%

 

Caramelized Tofu & Galan Apple Salad is a gluten free and vegetarian main course. For $2.47 per serving, this recipe covers 13% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 344 calories, 16g of protein, and 17g of fat. A few people made this recipe, and 13 would say it hit the spot. A mixture of galan apple, butter, extra-firm tofu, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. To use up the water you could follow this main course with the Watermelon-Peach Slushies as a dessert. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 51%. This score is pretty good. Try Galan Apple Cider, Roasted Pumpkin, Galan Apple & Garam Masala Soup, and Gala Crab Salad for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps brown sugar
brown sugar
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp butter
butter
14 ounces
14 ounces extra firm tofu
extra firm tofu
1
1  diced gala apple
diced gala apple
2 cloves
2 cloves garlic
garlic
3 cups
3 cups green lettuce
green lettuce
12
12  raw pecans
raw pecans
0.25 cup
0.25 cup water
water
2 Tbsps brown sugar
2 Tbsps
brown sugar
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp
butter
14 ounces extra firm tofu
14 ounces
extra firm tofu
1  diced gala apple
1
diced gala apple
2 cloves garlic
2 cloves
garlic
3 cups green lettuce
3 cups
green lettuce
12  raw pecans
12
raw pecans
0.25 cup water
0.25 cup
water

Equipment

kitchen towels
kitchen towels
baking sheet
baking sheet
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan
kitchen towels
kitchen towels
baking sheet
baking sheet
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

  1. First thing of action: bake your tofu. Preheat the oven to 350F. Let tofu sit on a kitchen towel for 15 minutes, turning once, to absorb moisture. Cut tofu into 1 inch cubes. Brush them lightly with vegetable oil (I always use olive oil, but I am certain that this recipe would be best with a peanut oil). Place them on a baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes, turning once.
  2. In a small pan, heat butter and garlic on low until the butter has just almost melted. Add the apples, tofu, and salt. Bring heat up to medium, and cook for about 4 minutes. At this point you should add the water and stir every minute for the next 6-7 additional minutes, or until there is little moisture left in the pan. Turn off the heat, and add the brown sugar. Stir to incorporate all of the sugar. Place on top of salad lettuce.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.47
Ingredient
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter
14 ounces extra firm tofu
1 diced gala apple
2 cloves garlic
3 cups green lettuce
12 raw pecans
Price
$0.08
$0.12
$2.69
$0.60
$0.13
$0.80
$0.52
$4.95

Tips

Health Tips

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • To make this recipe more nutritious, skip the iceberg lettuce and choose some darker leafy greens higher in vitamin K like romaine, kale, spinach, etc.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

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Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • Store brown sugar in an air-tight container to avoid hardening. If your brown sugar still gets too hard to use, you can use one of these techniques to soften it.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • If a recipe doesn't specify whether you should use light brown sugar or dark brown sugar, just use whatever you have on hand or prefer. The difference is that dark brown sugar has more molasses and thus a stronger flavor.

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Nutritional Information

Quickview
329k Calories
16g Protein
15g Total Fat
33g Carbs
7% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
329k
16%

Fat
15g
24%

  Saturated Fat
4g
30%

Carbohydrates
33g
11%

  Sugar
25g
28%

Cholesterol
15mg
5%

Sodium
192mg
8%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
16g
34%

Manganese
0.6mg
30%

Copper
0.57mg
28%

Vitamin K
28µg
27%

Phosphorus
260mg
26%

Magnesium
78mg
20%

Vitamin B1
0.28mg
19%

Fiber
4g
18%

Iron
3mg
18%

Potassium
619mg
18%

Vitamin A
771IU
15%

Zinc
1mg
12%

Calcium
110mg
11%

Vitamin C
8mg
10%

Folate
36µg
9%

Vitamin B6
0.16mg
8%

Vitamin B2
0.13mg
8%

Vitamin E
0.64mg
4%

Vitamin B3
0.82mg
4%

Vitamin B5
0.27mg
3%

Selenium
1µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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