Tofu With Roasted Vegetables And Pesto

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Tofu With Roasted Vegetables And Pesto

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July 11, 2017

Ingredients

1 bunch fresh asparagus, chopped into 2-in. pieces

2 medium zucchini, chopped

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 lb. extra firm tofu, diced

¼ tsp. ground red pepper

2 ½ cups cherry tomatoes, halved

Salt and pepper to taste

2 cups spinach, packed

1 cup basil leaves, packed

½ cup flat-leaf parsley, loosely packed

6 Tbsp. chopped walnuts, lightly toasted

1 lemon, juiced

2 garlic cloves, chopped

2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

½ cup nutritional yeast

Directions

Prep:

1Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

2Chop walnuts and garlic.

3Place walnuts on a small baking sheet, and toast in the oven until golden brown (about 10 minutes).

4Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F.

5Juice lemon.

6Chop asparagus and zucchini into 2 inch pieces, then drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

7Dice tofu into small cubes.

8Cut tomatoes in half.

Make:

1To prepare pesto, place spinach, basil, parsley, chopped toasted walnuts, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper in food processor; process until smooth, occasionally scraping down sides.

2Place ½ cup pesto in small bowl and cover with plastic wrap directly on pesto. Store rest of pesto for another use.

3Toss asparagus and zucchini with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, place on parchment-lined baking sheet, and roast in oven for 15-20 minutes.

4Meanwhile, heat 1-tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

5Season tofu with red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper, then sauté tofu until brown on all sides.

6Remove tofu from pan.

7In a large bowl combine asparagus, zucchini, halved tomatoes, tofu, and pesto. Toss until vegetables are coated.

8Add juice from ½ lemon or more for added tartness.

9Divide mixture evenly into 4 bowls and enjoy!

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