Aug
14
2010

chia-crusted tofu with lime salt

Chia seeds lend tofu a crunchy crust that is packed with fiber and omega fats. Serve with steamed kale sprinkled with fleur de sel.

3 tbsp chia seeds
2/3 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Zest of 1 lime
1 package firm tofu, drained
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil

On a plate, spread out chia seeds. Add salt, pepper, cayenne, and lime zest to small bowl and combine well. Mix salt mixture with chia seeds on plate.

Pat tofu dry with paper towel; slice in half lengthwise then into halves crosswise, so you have 4 pieces of tofu. Brush each side with sesame oil. Press each side into chia mixture to coat thoroughly.

Heat oil in skillet over medium heat and sear tofu blocks until crisp and golden brown, about 5 minutes on each side. Serves 4.

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