Warm tofu, pepper and pineapple salad

Time required: 25 minutes
Yield : 4 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes
Level : Easy Cooking Time: 10 minutes
   

INGREDIENTS

Vinaigrette
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 15 mL (1 tablespoon) chopped fresh gingerroot
  • 45 mL (3 tablespoons) balsamic vinegar
  • 45 mL (3 tablespoons) olive oil
  • 30 mL (2 tablespoons) maple syrup
Salad
  • 1 454 g package firm tofu, cut into strips
  • 250 mL (1 cup) sweet red pepper strips
  • 250 mL (1 cup) sweet yellow pepper strips
  • 250 mL (1 cup) snow peas, trimmed
  • 125 mL (1/2 cup) fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1.5 L (6 cups) mesclun
  • salt and pepper to taste

PREPARATION

In a bowl, combine garlic, ginger, vinegar, oil and maple syrup. Reserve.

Heat oil over high heat in a lightly oiled wok. Sauté tofu for about 5 minutes, or until just golden. Add a quarter of the vinaigrette and the peppers, snow peas and pineapple. Continue cooking for 5 minutes, or until peppers are tender-crisp.

Divide mesclun among 4 plates and top with tofu mixture. Drizzle remaining vinaigrette over salad. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Variation: Replace tofu by shrimp. For an Oriental touch, serve tofu and vegetables on a bed of rice vermicelli.