Greek Tofu Marinade

These tasty, lemony cubes of tofu coated in a delicious Greek Tofu Marinade can take the place of feta in a traditional Greek Salad with lettuce, red onion, cherry tomatoes and black olives. Using yogurt as the base for a marinade gives the tofu a creamy flavour and fantastic texture. The challenge is to use an unsweetened, natural yoghurt. I have used Alpro plain unsweetened here as it’s the cheapest and most widely available, but it is a little sweeter than I’d like. If you can push the marinade boat out, use a coconut yogurt such as Coyo as that would be sublime.

Ingredients

1 x 400g block tofu, well-pressed and cubed

125ml or 1/2 cup natural yogurt

1 lemon, zest and juice

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 tbsp dried oregano

6 cloves garlic, diced

Salt and pepper

Method

Mix the marinade ingredients together and pour over the cubed tofu. Leave to infuse for at least an hour or up to 4. Remove the cubes from the marinade and shallow fry in a little vegetable oil, turning frequently to ensure they cook evenly. They can be a little char-grilled and browned on the outside.

Serve as part of your Greek Salad, on kebabs or mixed into a rice salad such as this one;

Rice Salad

Ingredients

250g or 1 cup brown rice, cooked

1 small red onion, diced

1 small continental cucumber, chopped

6 cherry tomatoes, halved

1 tbsp capers, drained and rinsed

60g or 1/4 cup black or green olives, according to preference

1 tbsp chopped, fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 tbsp chopped, fresh mint

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Lemon juice to taste

Salt and pepper

Method

Cook the rice according to your usual method. I fry the rice in a large saucepan in a little oil then add 500ml boiling water, stir once, cover and leave to cook for 20 mins. Allow to cool and meanwhile chop the remaining ingredients, add to the cooled rice and douse with a slug of extra-v olive oil and an extra squeeze of lemon. Serve the Greek marinated tofu either mixed in or sprinkled on top.

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