Tofu Caprese with Heirloom Tomatoes and Basil-Infused Olive Oil
- Product: Medium firm
- Meal Type: Appetizer
- Cuisine: Italian
- Level: Easy
- Special Consideration: Vegetarian
1. Press and pat dry the tofu with paper towels. Season the tofu on both sides with salt and pepper.
2. Heat oil in large non-stick skillet. Add garlic cloves and once they are just beginning to lightly brown around the edges, add the tofu and cook until browned, about 4 minutes on each side. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain and cool.
3. Season the tomatoes with salt and pepper. Layer the tomatoes and tofu on a platter with freshly torn basil and drizzle with basil oil.
Add the basil to boiling water for 45 seconds to 1 minute. Remove to a bowl of ice water to stop it from further cooking. Dry and add to a blender. Add the olive oil, and blend until smooth. Strain oil through cheesecloth into a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the lemon juice right before serving.
Yield: About 1 cup.
Recipe created by Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos, stars of Cooking Channel's show Extra Virgin
Makes 6 servings
1 (14 ounce) block House Foods Premium or Organic Tofu Medium Firm sliced into 8 even slices
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 peeled garlic cloves
2 large heirloom tomatoes, sliced
Fresh basil leaves
2 bunches fresh basil, stems removed
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Juice of 1 lemon
Nutrition Per Serving
- Saturated Fat