Salads

Kale Caesar Salad with Tofu Croutons

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A creamy Caesar is heavy on calories and low on nutrition. Our version dresses superfoods kale and cherries in a tangy, creamy vinaigrette (shhh, it’s tofu!) that’s outrageously good. Baked tofu croutons add a fabulous 27 g of protein to each plate.

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350-g pkg extra-firm tofu, cut into 1/2-in. cubes
1 tbsp olive oil
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1 large bunch kale, stems removed

Dressing
1/2 350-g pkg silken tofu, drained
1/3 cup grated parmesan
2 garlic cloves, sliced
4 anchovy fillets, sliced
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup dried cherries
2 tbsp grated parmesan
PREHEAT oven to 400F. Line a large baking sheet with foil. TOSS cubes of extra-firm tofu with 1 tbsp oil and 1/8 tsp salt in a medium bowl. Season with fresh pepper. Pour panko into a medium bowl. Toss tofu, in batches, in panko until completely coated, then arrange in a single layer on prepared sheet. Bake in centre of oven until golden brown, 15 to 20 min. WASH kale and pat dry. Remove and discard ribs. Thinly slice leaves, then transfer to a large bowl. Using your hands, firmly massage and scrunch leaves to tenderize. Drain any excess water. COMBINE silken tofu with 1/3 cup parmesan, garlic, anchovies, lemon juice, 2 tbsp oil, Dijon, Worcestershire and 1/8 tsp salt in a food processor. Whirl until very smooth. Season with fresh pepper. Drizzle dressing over kale and toss to coat. Sprinkle with dried cherries, 2 tbsp parmesan and tofu croutons.
Nutritions

Calories
486

Sodium
790mg
32% DV

Fat
22g
34% DV

Protein
20g
41% DV

Carbs
50g
17% DV

Fiber
10g
42% DV

Skip store-bought cans, because you can't beat the sweet, savory and smoky taste of homemade baked beans with bacon and molasses. The old-fashioned beans cook slowly in the oven for hours, developing a rich, thick sauce. Baked beans from scratch are the perfect side dish for your next cookout or potluck, and a simple lunch or dinner entrée when paired with cornbread or Boston brown bread!

1 lb. dried navy or Great Northern beans
1/2 lb. bacon
1 medium onion
1/2 c ketchup
3/4 c molasses
2 T apple cider vinegar
2 t dry mustard
2 c chicken broth
kosher salt and black pepper
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Nutritions

Calories
461

Sodium
983mg
40% DV

Fat
12g
19% DV

Protein
13g
26% DV

Carbs
73g
24% DV

Fiber
8g
34% DV