Thursday, August 28, 2008
cucumber salad with spice rubbed tofu
4 small lemon cucumbers
1 red pepper
1/2 a red onion
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/8 cup rice vinegar
1/2 a block of extra firm tofu
1/4 cup + 1 Tb. masala curry powder
2 tsp. ginger powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. red pepper flakes (or more if you like it spicy)
salt to taste
Thinly slice the cucumber, onion and pepper. Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar and cilantro with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste. Toss all ingredients together in a medium sized bowl and stick in the fridge to marinate.
Slice the tofu into 6 equal parts, about a 1/2 inch thick. Combine dry spices and mix thoroughly to create the spice rub. Press tofu into the spice rub then pan sear for 4-6 minutes, flipping once.
Tastes even better in a whole wheat pita!