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Sesame Tofu and Greens


Sesame Tofu and Greens

Tofu and greens is a well-known, basic meal found at most vegetarian restaurants. You can count on finding it in both markets and from street vendors throughout Southeast Asia. In some cultures, it’s as familiar as a peanut butter sandwich is to us; for other people, it’s a wonderful new addition to their repertoire of healthy cooking.


  • 12-16 oz organic, firm tofu
  • ¼ C raw, organic sesame seeds
  • 1 bunch chard, kale, beet greens, chard or other greens
  • 2-4 T coconut oil
  • wheat-free tamari or soy sauce
  • sea salt

Wash the greens very well. Drain and chop. Drain tofu on paper towels until it is dry, then cut into 1” squares, ½ inch thick.

Heat coconut oil in a skillet, and sauté tofu until golden brown on both sides. Remove from pan and keep warm. Add sesame seeds, greens, and a pinch of salt to the skillet.

Cook until greens are tender. Toss greens and tofu together, and season with soy sauce to taste. Serve with a leafy green salad for a wonderfully simple meal.