Lunch / Dinner
Tofu Piccata with Almonds
This Italian-inspired menu takes an old classic, often made with veal or chicken, and rethinks it as a meatless vegan menu. Using firm tofu, in place of meat, creates a lighter, healthier take, while also offering a satisfying amount of protein.
Test Kitchen Tip
For the best texture, be sure to use extra-firm tofu. It holds up well during cooking and has the most meaty texture of all the types of tofu.
Season tofu cutlets with salt and pepper, then dredge in flour. Coat a nonstick skillet with nonstick spray, add oil, and heat over medium-high.
Deglaze pan with wine, then stir in garlic and shallots and cook until liquid is nearly evaporated, 2 minutes.
Add butter to sauce, 1 Tbsp. at a time, then stir in almonds and lemon slices. Serve sauce over cutlets and sprinkle with parsley.
For the most appealing dish, cut tofu block into two triangles, then cut into thin slices, or “cutlets”.
Cook the cutlets until deep golden brown and crispy for the most satisfying texture and flavor.
Mount the sauce with butter, adding more only when the previous addition has emulsified.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 23mg 7%
Sodium 91mg 3%
Carbs 8g 2%
Fiber 2g 8%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.