Traditionally used in Chinese medicine, black soybeans are known for their healing benefits. The black soybean is said to offer more antioxidants than the yellow variety. Always choose organic tofu to ensure that the soybeans are not genetically modified.
Ingredients (choose organic when available):
1/2 cup coconut water
1/2 cup smooth natural peanut butter
2 ounces lime juice (from 1/2 lime)
1 garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped
1 1/4 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, lightly toasted
12 ounces firm black soybean tofu
Non stick cooing spray
Preheat over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a food processor or Vitamixer, combine all ingredients except tofu. Pulse until smooth. Add water if it’s too thick.
Spray a baking pan with non-stick cooking spray or rub with extra virgin olive oil. Slice tofu into 1/4-inch slices and place on the baking sheet. Don’t overlap the tofu. Pour sauce evenly over the tofu and bake for 20 minutes, then turn slices over and bake for another 20 minutes. Serve over steamed spinach and cooked brown rice. Serves 4. Bon Appétit!
To make this recipe vegan, replace honey with agave syrup.
Nutrition Facts per serving (155 grams): 311 calories, 22 grams fat, 0 cholesterol, 114 mg sodium, 237 mg potassium, 15 grams carbs, 3.5 grams dietary fiber, 18 grams protein, very high in calcium, vitamin C and iron.