tofu cutlet with broccoli rabe pesto and daikon sprouts

by Heguiberto on February 28, 2011

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On my recent trip to the Nijiya Market I bought a one-pound tray of tofu cutlet. Tofu cutlet is just a block of silken tofu that is lightly fried, making the outer part a bit crispy but leaving the inside soft and smooth. It comes ready to use and is perfect to just eat fresh out of the package; or add to soups; to serve on sandwiches, in stir fries, or, in this case, as a delightful vegetarian hors d’oeuvres.

tofu cutlet with broccoli rabe pesto and daikon sprouts

tofu cutlet with broccoli rabe pesto and daikon sprouts

Remember on my recent post on broccoli rabe pesto I mentioned that I had some ideas for what to do with the reserve? Well the time has arrived and this is it. Tofu cutlet with pesto might be an even more delightful way to enjoy broccoli rabe than with pasta. What do you think?

tofu cutlet with broccoli rabe pesto and daikon sprouts

1 block tofu cutlet, cut into ¼ inch thick slices
Kosher salt to taste
broccoli rabe pesto at room temperature (recipe here)
Daikon sprouts to garnish

store-bought tofu cutlet

store-bought tofu cutlet

Lay tofu slices on a plate and sprinkle with salt. Microwave on high for a minute or so to warm. Spread some pesto on each individual piece. Sprinkle with daikon sprouts. Arrange cutely on a platter and serve.

This is super easy to make and will wow your dinner guests every time!

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Angie's Recipes February 28, 2011 at 4:54 am

Pesto and tofu … this probably is the most unusual combination I have ever encountered. I simply love the idea.
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tasteofbeirut February 28, 2011 at 8:02 am

This is a wonderful, vibrant and healthy meal that I would love if I could get over my reluctance at eating tofu; I know my kids would love it. Need to try it, even if I put a piece of chicken on mine; next time I see broccoli rabe, I am checking it out! :)
Hey, I saw a Brazilian recipe I am dying to try, it has crab with some kind of cream and it looks so yummy!!!
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tofu February 28, 2011 at 10:33 am

This is great idea to use tofu with pesto. I’ve just made some Ramsons pesto. And this is how I will try it , with tofu. Perfect.
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Devaki @ weavethousandflavors.com February 28, 2011 at 11:05 am

Hello there! Fantastic – tofu and daikon sprouts.Yum! I love the combination and I recently hand daikon sprouts and have decided it is my new best friend in the kitchen.

Thank you Stevie for visiting my blog and your kids words. So nice to visit yours and enter a world of veggies and red wine! We can all use more of both :)

Can’t wait to visit again -

ciao ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Shelley February 28, 2011 at 11:19 am

This looks so delicious and wholesome! I feel healther when I read your blog. Not that I actually eat as healthfully as you two do but at least I can live vicariously, right?

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