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Asian-Flavored Broccoli with Tofu

Asian-Flavored Broccoli with Tofu

You can have a complete meal in a matter of minutes when you add this Asian-inspired broccoli dish to your Healthiest Way of Eating. Broccoli is not only an excellent source of vitamins, it also contains health-promoting sulfur compounds which increase your liver’s ability to produce enzymes to neutralize toxic substances.

Asian-Flavored Broccoli with Tofu

Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb broccoli, florets cut into quarters
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced thin
  • 8 oz tofu cut into cubes
  • 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 medium cloves garlic
  • 1 TBS tamari (soy sauce)
  • 2 TBS grated ginger
  • 1 TBS rice vinegar
  • red pepper flakes to taste

Directions:

  1. Fill bottom of steamer with 2 inches of water.
  2. While steam is building up in steamer, cut broccoli florets into quarters and let them sit for 5-10 minutes to enhance their health promoting properties. Also cut stems into 1/4-inch pieces.
  3. Press or chop garlic and let sit for at least 5 minutes.
  4. Add tofu and sliced carrots to steamer and steam for 2 minutes.
  5. Add broccoli and steam for 5 more minutes.
  6. Toss with rest of ingredients.

Optional: To mellow the flavor of garlic, add garlic to steamer for the last 2 minutes of steaming.

Serves 2

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