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Honey-Glazed Tofu on Pumpkin Seed Couscous

Cracked black pepper—a coarser grind of the kitchen staple—lends a lightly spicy flavor without the bite of fresh chiles or hot sauce. If you can’t find shelled pumpkin seeds (also called pepitas), substitute your favorite chopped nuts.

Cracked black pepper—a coarser grind of the kitchen staple—lends a lightly spicy flavor without the bite of fresh chiles or hot sauce. If you can’t find shelled pumpkin seeds (also called pepitas), substitute your favorite chopped nuts.

Servings
SERVING

Ingredients

  • Honey-Glazed Tofu
  • 2 10-oz. pkgs. extra-firm tofu
  • 2 tsp. cracked black pepper
  • 2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • Pumpkin Seed Couscous
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 cup frozen edamame, thawed
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat couscous
  • 1/2 cup toasted unsalted pumpkin seeds

Preparation

To make Honey-Glazed Tofu:

1. Place tofu between two plates and set heavy pot on top. Drain 10 minutes, and pat dry. Cut tofu into 3/8-inch-thick slices. Combine pepper, thyme, and salt in small bowl. Coat tofu slices with pepper mixture, and set aside.

To make Pumpkin Seed Couscous:

2. Bring broth, carrots, edamame, olive oil, and salt to a boil in covered saucepan. Remove from heat, stir in couscous and cover. Let steam 5 minutes, then fluff with fork.

3. Meanwhile, heat oil and honey in large skillet over medium-high heat until bubbling. Place tofu in pan, and cook 3 minutes. Turn, and cook 3 minutes more, spooning thickening sauce over tofu.

4. To serve: Stir pumpkin seeds into couscous. Spoon onto plates, and top with Honey-Glazed Tofu.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size Serves 6
  • Calories 577
  • Carbohydrate Content 71 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 26 g
  • Fiber Content 10 g
  • Protein Content 26 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 3 g
  • Sodium Content 444 mg
  • Sugar Content 27 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g