HEALTHY LIVING

Vegan Tofu Halloumi

Preparation time: 45 mins 
Recipe and image by Nada E

•    Half a block of extra firm tofu (organic and non-GMO is best)
•    1-2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
•    1-2 tsp of sea salt (adjust to your preference as needed)
•    2 tbsp nutritional yeast
•    1 tbs dried mint
•    1-2 tbsp olive oil
•    Freshly ground black pepper

PREPARATION

•    Start by draining and pressing your tofu – wrap it in a clean cloth and place a heavy book on top for about 15 minutes. When done, slice your half block into strips 6-8 strips, not too thin and not too thick – somewhere in the middle. Set aside
•    Mix up your marinade by combining the remaining ingredients in a bowl. Note that you want the marinade to be a thicker consistency rather than watery – so adjust liquid amounts accordingly
•    In a shallow dish, lay out the tofu strips and pour over a little marinade on each strip before using your fingers to rub it in on both sides. This is the trick to really infusing the flavour in a short amount of time. Pour on any additional marinade left over and leave the tofu to rest for 30 minutes. For best results, marinate overnight
•    In the interim heat up your waffle iron – if you don’t have one you can substitute a panini-style grill
•    Grill tofu for 5 minutes or so in your waffle iron/grill until golden brown and slightly crispy on the outside
•    Serve with a drizzle of olive oil, chopped fresh mint, olives and tomatoes