Baked Everyday Tandoori Spiced Tofu with Pickled Ginger Vinaigrette

Bake up a batch of tandoori - scented organic tofu cubes and experience a delicious flavor experience. 

Think tofu has no flavor? This is my go-to recipe for an addictive taste that is simple to make! 

I call this an "everyday" recipe because everyday these tasty cubes are in house, a great snack or meal is only minutes away. Makes a delicious addition to rice bowls, wraps, sautés and salads. I love having these on hand for dipping and snacking.

With Asian and Indian influences, Tandoori Seasoning adds a depth of flavor and complex character to foods. Look for salt-free blends that include these fragrant spices: coriander, cumin, sweet paprika, garlic, ginger, cardamom and saffron.

Sesame seeds are adhered to the cubes, then toasted, adding an addictive crunch!

The Pickled Ginger Vinaigrette is assertive and bold, and I'm obsessed with dunking the tofu in it.

For those obsessed cooks, making Pickled Ginger is easy and rewarding, you have control over the ingredients (see recipe).

*Organic tofu differs from traditional tofu in that the soy milk that is used to make the tofu is organic. Tofu is extremely healthy to start, packing an enormous amount of protein in every bite; it is also low in calories and contains zero cholesterol. The soy protein found in tofu has even been found to reduce the risk of heart disease. But with the use of organic tofu, the health benefits increase even still. Organic soy milk means that you are minimizing significantly – if not eliminating altogether – your exposure to chemical additives or genetic modification. 

Personally, I eat soy-based tofu in moderation, always organic. I believe it is an excellent alternative to meat, and a nice addition of protein to all the vegetables and grains I consume. 

A tablespoon of sesame seeds contains 1.6 grams of protein - about 25% of it's weight. The nutrient profile for these seeds makes them a good supplement to other plant proteins in vegetarian and vegan diets. Sesame seeds have the hightest level of natural oils of all seeds, and I love how the nutty flavor mingles with many cuisines. I buy sesame seeds from a reliable market for freshness, and toast them to enhance their flavor.

  *source: ( FoodEditorials Health Food Guide offers tips on Healthy Eating and useful information on Organic Food).

  Original Recipes:

  ~ Baked Everyday Tandoori Spiced Tofu  

  ~ Pickled Ginger Vinaigrette

  ~ Karen's Home Made Pickled Ginger

Enjoy,

Karen

Home Made Pickled Ginger - great for so many recipes, including a vinaigrette

Coat tofu with seasonings and sesame seeds, then bake.