For this post, I wanted to share a summer vegetarian lunch you can prepare in about 30 min. Inspired by a lunch my cousin Daniel prepared for our family, I wanted to replicate his simple and healthy meal. The main dish requires between 4-6 ingredients and can all be added to one deep pan.
1 tablespoon of garlic paste
1 package of firm tofu
1 cup of Trader Joe’s Soyaki Sauce
1 package of frozen stir-fry vegetables
1 pinch of chili flakes (optional)
1 tablespoon of sesame seed oil (optional)
Add the frozen vegetables, tofu, garlic, and Soyaki Sauce all together in one deep pan. Stir all the ingredients gently together so that the tofu doesn’t break. Because the sauce has a lot of flavor, you don’t have to add sesame oil, but if you like the flavor of it, add a little for taste. I also like adding a pinch chili flakes for a little heat. Cover the pan for about 10 min. and your dish is ready to eat. You can eat it alone or on a bed of white or brown rice.
Kale salad mix at your local grocery store
Girard’s Champagne Dressing
To get rid of the bitter taste of kale, Daniel suggests to mush the dressing into the kale mix with your hands. Mushing it helps coat the kale with more acidity to help get rid of the bitter taste. Put as much or as little dressing you would like and in less than 5 min, you have a tasty kale salad that requires only 2 ingredients.
This meal has definitely been a favorite in our home! Being a busy mom, a can truly appreciate how fast, easy, and healthy this meal is. Thanks Daniel for sharing this recipe with us ❤