Salad – Roasted mushroom, bell peppers with baked crispy tofu – Vegan

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Roasted mushroom give a flavorsome dimension to this salad. This room temperature salad tastes delicious with bell peppers tossed with mild herbs, lime juice and topped with sesame seeds. They make a gorgeous salad or a side dish.

Topped this vegetables with baked tofu is magical. When served with salad immediately after baking would add crispy bite to your salad.

Yields:2-3 servings
Preparation time:10 minutes
Baking time:15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Fresh mushrooms halved-500gms
  • Red bell peppers cubed-2num
  • Olive oil-2tbsp
  • Pepper flakes-1/4tsp
  • Dried herbs-1/2tsp
  • Sesame seeds-2tsp
  • Lime juice- as required
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Extra firm tofu block – 200 gms

Marinade for Tofu:

  • Olive oil-1tbsp
  • Soy sauce-1tbsp
  • Corn starch-1tbsp
  • Salt-pinch (optional)
  • Garlic powder-1/2tsp
  • Water-1tbsp/ more if required

Procedure:

  • Place mushrooms in a large bowl with bell peppers, onion wedges.
  • Add olive oil sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Toss well.
  • Arrange in a single layer on large shallow baking pan and roast uncovered in the pre-heated oven at 200deg and bake for 15-18minutes/ until softened and sizzling (stir once half way).

For baking tofu:

  • Drain water from tofu and pat dry with paper towels. Place it on plate line with paper towel set a weight on it to remove the moisture completely. Allow it to stand for 15-30 minutes.
  • Once the moisture evaporates slice them as desired either cubes, slices or sticks .

Marinade the tofu:

  • This step is optional just done for extra flavour and crispiness
  • Whisk in the marinade ingredients in a bowl and gently toss in the tofu until  coated and place in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes remove from the fridge and bake until the outside of the tofu is golden and the pieces look slightly puffed for about 20-30 minutes depending on the size of tofu . toss every 10 minutes for even baking ( can bake this in separate dish while baking mushrooms, peppers or can be baked after that.)
  • Serve immediately and if using this tofu for later use then can skip corn starch

For Serving:

  • Combine roasted mushrooms, peppers drizzle some lime juice, sesame seeds, dried herbs, baked tofu toss lightly.
  • Serve at room temperature as a side dish or on polenta for main course.

Note:

  • Herbs and spices can be personalised as per the preference.
  • Can include cherry tomatoes or any vegetables of choice as a variation.
  • Tofu can be baked after roasting mushroom and peppers or can be baked in a different dish /tray.

I am bringing this recipe to VVLP#7

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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on August 12, 2014, in International, Soups, Salad and Wraps, Vegan and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Yummy Salad and mushrooms look so lovely 🙂

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  2. Hi Chitra,
    I’ve been having trouble leaving messages on your blog but I think I figured out the glitch. I have been enjoying all of your posts. They are so professional and delicious looking. I had tried tofu once but must have prepared it improperly, for it was awful but your recipes make it look worthy of a second try! Thank you so much for your hard work.

    Also, I do not know if you have heard yet but our beloved friend, I sad to report, Ajaytao, has lost his battle with illness. He died on Sunday Aug. 10, 2014.

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    • My heartfelt condolences to him..though I had every few conversations but could how wonderful human being he was..really shocked with this news…pray his soul will RIP..you are kind enough to visit me..

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  3. Love tofu and mushroom combo ❤

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  4. That looks great! I love baked tofu, this sounds like a great preparation 🙂

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  5. I love how you always have a way of making food lower in fat, baking not frying. This is a delicious dish, love the mushrooms, tofu and red pepper together.

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  6. This looks delicious.

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  7. I love the idea of marinating the tofu. Thanks 🙂

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  8. I am not sure about the mushrooms as am not a big fan of them but the salad looks yummy

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