Corn Salsa Salad

with Seared Tofu

Corn Salsa Salad with Seared Tofu

A very bright and delicious southwestern inspired salad, flavored with lime and jalapeno. The addition of seared tofu helps make this dish even heartier.
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Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Corn, grill, Lettuce, Lime, Mexican, Recipes, salad, Simple Recipes, Vegan, vegetables, Vegetatarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 130kcal

Equipment

  • Cutting Board
  • Chef Knife
  • Grill or Grill Pan
  • Tongs
  • Thermometer
  • 2 Mixing bowls
  • Whisk

Ingredients

  • 6 oz Firm Tofu
  • 2 each Lime juice and zest
  • 1 each Corn on the cob, grilled and cut off
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/4 each Red Onion diced
  • 1/4 each Jalapeno diced
  • 1/2 each Bell Pepper diced
  • 1 each Tomato diced
  • 1 head Romaine Lettuce washed and chopped
  • Olive Oil as needed
  • Salt as needed
  • Pepper as needed

Instructions

  • Heat grill or grill pan to 350 degrees or roughly medium high heat.
  • Season tofu with salt, pepper and a bit of oil. Grill on each side 5-7 minutes each, rotating for grill marks. Let cool and slice for salad.
  • Season the corn with oil, salt and pepper, grill on each side about 3-4 minutes. Corn will be ready when kernels turn bright yellow in color. Let cool and cut kernels away from cob.
  • In a bowl, toss the corn, 1/2 of the garlic, red onion, jalapeno, bell pepper, tomato, and 1/2 of the lime zest and juice. Season with salt and pepper and let rest.
  • For the vinaigrette whisk together the other half of the lime juice, zest, garlic, salt, pepper and a bit of olive oil. Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed.
  • Serve the salad with tofu, corn salsa and vinaigrette on top.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 773mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 27262IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 215mg | Iron: 4mg

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