Grilled tofu banh mi burger

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PREP TIME

15 min

TOTAL TIME

35 min

Serves

4

Grilled tofu banh mi burger

Photo: Erik Putz

Give your next veggie burger a banh mi twist with pickled vegetables, cilantro and spicy mayo.


Ingredients

  • 4 burger or ciabatta buns , halved
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp sriracha , (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Tofu

  • 1 350-g pkg extra-firm tofu , drained
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp finely grated ginger

Pickled vegetables

  • 1 cup carrot , cut into matchsticks
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 baby cucumber , thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Cut tofu crosswise, then lengthwise, to make 4 burger-size squares. Using a skewer, poke holes in the tofu, then pat dry with paper towels. Stir soy sauce, honey and ginger in a shallow dish and turn each square of tofu to coat. Set aside.
  • Bring carrots, vinegar, sugar and salt to a boil in a small saucepan, then remove from heat. Stir in cucumbers. Set aside.
  • Preheat barbecue to medium. Oil grill and barbecue tofu, reserving marinade, until grill marks form, 2 to 3 min per side. Return tofu to dish and turn each square to coat. Lightly toast buns on grill.
  • Assemble burgers with tofu, mayo, sriracha (if desired), pickled vegetables and cilantro. Drizzle burgers with remaining marinade for extra flavour.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 350,
  • Protein
  • 15 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35 g,
  • Fat
  • 17 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 770 mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent July/August 2020 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.