Barbeques with family and friends are a great way to celebrate summer, especially those on the 4th of July. At your next soirée, shake things up a bit by adding tofu to classic summertime dishes. House Foods Tofu, a Non-GMO and kosher certified protein with only 7 grams of fat, can easily be swapped for traditional BBQ ingredients. It certainly will be a crowd pleaser with all guests.
Cool off at your next fête with Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos’ Tofu and Berry Popsicles. This summertime treat combines House Foods Tofu Organic or Premium Soft with your favorite summery fruits, like strawberries and blueberries, for a healthy, yet indulgent delight.
For the main course, whip up a barbeque must have with a healthy twist – House Foods Crispy Tofu Parmesan Sliders. This award winning recipe will make your guests wanting more. The pesto mayo spread adds a flavorful topping to the delicious slider without losing the BBQ taste and feel.
Or cook up House Foods Grilled Tofu and Tomato Skewers. Simply pair the House Foods Tofu Organic or Premium Extra Firm with your favorite seasonal veggies, like tomatoes, to add flavor and grill – it’s that easy!
Tofu and Berry Popsicles
Created by Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos, stars of Cooking Channel’s show Extra Virgin
1/2 package (7 oz) House Foods Tofu Organic or Premium Soft
2 cups strawberries or other berries, hulled and sliced
1/2 cup super fine sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Add the berries to a bowl and toss with the sugar and the vanilla. Let sit out for 20 minutes so they become juicy.
Add fruit mixture to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Add the tofu and blend again until incorporated.
Divide the mixture into 4 popsicles molds. Freeze until firm, for about 4 hours.
Makes 6 Popsicles (3 ounces each)
Crispy Tofu Parmesan Sliders
Created by House Foods America
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons basil pesto
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 package House Foods Tofu Organic or Premium Extra Firm, drained
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon dried Italian herb seasoning
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
2 tablespoons canola oil
8 small slices mozzarella cheese
8 slider buns or small dinner rolls, split, toasted
16 fresh basil leaves or 8 small lettuce leaves
8 slices plum tomato
Pesto Mayo: in small bowl stir together the mayonnaise, pesto and cumin. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Tofu: quarter block of tofu into 4 equal pieces. Slice each quarter horizontally into 2 thin pieces.
In shallow bowl, beat eggs with mustard.
In another shallow dish, place bread crumbs and cheese; mix well.
In a third bowl, combine flour, herb seasoning and seasoned salt.
Dip tofu in flour mixture, then egg mixture, then coat with bread crumb mixture.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and add tofu to skillet cooking 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden brown.
Top with cheese slices after turning tofu.
Spread sides of buns with pesto mayo and place tofu slices topping with basil and tomato slices.
Makes 4 servings of 2 sliders each
Tofu Tomato and Herb Skewers
Created by House Foods America
2 pkgs House Foods Tofu Premium or Organic Extra Firm, drained and pressed
40 cherry tomatoes
20 bamboo skewers
1 clove garlic
1 large shallot
1 bundle Italian parsley
1 bundle cilantro
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
2/3 Tbsp Kosher salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
½ tsp red pepper flakes
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Add garlic and shallot to the bowl of a food processor and pulse a couple times. Add parsley and cilantro and pulse a few more times. Combine with vinegar, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and oil in bowl. Mix well.
Cut tofu in cubes to match the size of tomatoes.
Place tofu cubes and tomato alternately on skewers. Brush with sauce and grill 3-4 minutes on each side. Brush a couple more times until grill mark is shown. Brush tofu one final time before serving.
Makes 20 skewers