Grilled Lemon-Basil Tofu Burgers

Grilled Lemon-Basil Tofu Burgers

Marinated tofu slices acquire a golden crust when grilled; the olive-garlic mayonnaise on the sandwich adds a Mediterranean flavor. Serve with grilled asparagus.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 burger)

 

Ingredients:

•  1/3 cup finely chopped fresh basil

•  2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

•  2 tablespoons honey

•  2 teaspoons grated lemon rind

•  1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

•  1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil

•  1/2 teaspoon salt

•  1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

•  4 garlic cloves, minced and divided

•  1 pound firm or extrafirm tofu, drained

•  Cooking spray

•  1/3 cup finely chopped pitted kalamata olives

•  3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream

•  3 tablespoons light mayonnaise

•  6 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns

•  6 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato

•  1 cup trimmed watercress

Preparation:

1.  Combine first 8 ingredients and 3 garlic cloves in a small bowl. Cut tofu crosswise into 6 slices. Pat each square dry with paper towels. Place tofu slices on a jelly-roll pan. Brush both sides of tofu slices with lemon juice mixture; reserve remaining juice mixture. Let tofu stand 1 hour.

2.  Prepare grill.

3.  Place tofu slices on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill for 3 minutes on each side. Brush tofu with the reserved juice mixture.

4.  Combine remaining 1 minced garlic clove, chopped olives, sour cream, and mayonnaise in a small bowl; stir well. Spread about 1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise mixture over bottom half of each hamburger bun; top each serving with 1 tofu slice, 1 tomato slice, about 2 tablespoons watercress, and top half of bun.

 

Lorrie Hulston Corvin, Cooking Light

AUGUST 2006

 

Source: MyRecipes