Posted by Jennifer (the student) on May 12, 2012

Welcome to the Virtual Vegan Potluck! Thank you to Annie at An Unrefined Vegan for organizing this event! 🙂

A refreshing, quick and easy meal. Serves four:

Sesame Tofu Steak Ingredients:

  • 1 medium firm block of tofu (Drained)
  • 1 Tbsp. of sesame seeds
  • 1Tbsp. sesame oil for earthy taste (canola or olive oil may be substituted)
  • ¼ cup of Mitsukan – Ajipon (Citrus Seasoned Soy Sauce or low-sodium with some citrus juice may be substituted)

Lemon/Ginger Kale Ingredients:

  • 2 large bunches of fresh kale (stems removed and chopped into bite size pieces)
  • 1 fresh lemon
  • 1 Tbsp. of fresh ginger (finely chopped)
  • 1 small clove of garlic (diced)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium size white onion (chopped into bite size pieces)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation and Cooking Instructions:

Sesame Tofu Steak:

  • slice the tofu block length wise into 4 slices
  • marinate with citrus seasoned soy sauce for 30 t0 60 minutes before cooking (save the soy sauce for later)
  • heat sesame oil in large pan on medium heat and add tofu slices and brown on both sides while cooking the lemon/ginger kale, (see cooking instructions below)

Lemon/Ginger Kale

  • in a wok or large sauté pan, heat olive oil on medium heat and then add garlic and ginger.
  • sauté for few minutes and add onion, followed by the kale: add the juice of the lemon and toss as you sauté the ingredients until the kale and the onion are soft; salt and pepper to taste.
  • place the lemon/ginger kale on a plate; place a tofu steak on top, sprinkle with sesame seeds
  • deglaze the sesame tofu pan with the saved soy sauce and pour over the top of tofu steaks.



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  2. Such an elegant and simple dish – with wonderful, bright flavors! Beautiful. Thank you, Jennifer!

  3. I’ve been on a ginger and kale kick recently, but haven’t tried them together. Looks like a good combo!

  4. Looks so tasty! I’m lovin’ the potluck!!!

  5. Your dressing sounds delightful!

  6. I’m getting so many awesome meal ideas from this potluck! Very nice dish.

  7. Looks fabulous and I love the ginger /lemon/ kale – that goes with this!
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. That looks very tasty, I could munch that right now! Yum!

  9. Just making my way through the virtual vegan potluck and wanted to say hello 🙂

  10. I’ll take 2 helpings, please. Tofu and Kale are my absolute favorites 🙂

  11. always on the lookout for new tofu recipes. thanks!

  12. I have never heard of citrus soy sauce, but I will be looking for it, yum! And this sounds like a delicious way to cook kale. I’m loving all the recipes today–thanks for being potluck neighbors! 🙂

  13. Never though to have citrus soy sauce either. Very different and probably incredibly tasty. If you ever want to be a guest blogger on VBU let me know. Thanks! L

  14. Thanks for another way to prepare kale! I was getting tired of sticking it in lasagna 🙂

  15. Im going to make this dish NOW. Excuse me as I step away from the computer and head to the kitchen 🙂

  16. I’ve never had tofu steak before but thats such a great idea! 😀

  17. This looks healthy and really tasty- my favorite kind of meal!

  18. Jennifer Student

    Thank you! I agree.

  19. This looks so tasty – I love kale – thank you 🙂

  20. Jennifer Student

    Thank you! Kale is a favorite of mine too. 🙂

  21. Thank you SO much for this recipe, it looks delicious! I am always looking for new tofu recipes. 🙂

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  23. I have yet to make tofu at home. I’m so intimidated, I’m not sure why. I need to get on this. Thanks for the inspiration!

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