Tofu-Apricot Salad Health In One Plate

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A salad plate is my favourite portion of the meal. Eating a salad every day is a great way to get in the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables.
This colourful plate invites me the most. I love to add to my salad some seasonal fruits which are not too sweet but juicy enough like peaches or apricots. I am fond of tofu also, the bean curd and add to my diet in some of the other ways
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WHY SHOULD I ADD TOFU TO MY DIET?
Tofu is an excellent food from a nutritional and health perspective. This is a good source of protein and contains all essential amino acids. It is also an excellent source of iron and calcium. This is a vegan product and if you are allergic to dairy, or following a weight loss programme, this is beneficial for you
I  grill the tofu which goes very well with fresh and juicy apricots. A few other veggies like cucumber and tomatoes add the colour as well as nutrition to salad and last but not the least a few microgreens add the freshness and the nutritional benefits to the salad. I love to add organic bean microgreens which I grow in my pots. I dress my salad with honey, lemon, olive oil, crushed pepper and a few thin slices of fresh red chilly which goes well with the honey and sweet apricots

Course – Salads

Cuisine – Continental

 Prep Time – 10 Min

 Cook Time – 10 Min

 Total Time – 25 Min

 Yield – 2 Servings

 Author – Bharti Dhawan

 Ingredients

 Tofu or bean curd – 200 gms(sliced)

Apricots or Khubani – 7-8 nos.(sliced)

 Cucumber – 1 medium sized (sliced)

 Tomatoes – 2-3 medium sized (sliced)

 Oil – 2 tsp

 A few bean microgreens and basil leaves

 Salt and pepper – to taste

 Ingredients For Dressing

Olive oil – 2 tsp

honey – 1 tsp

lemon juice – 1 tsp

fresh red chilli – 1 no(thinly sliced)

 Instructions

 Take a grill pan and add oil to heat

 Add tofu slices and lightly grill them. Keep them aside to cool

 Place  all the sliced veggies and fruits neatly in a salad plate

 Place grilled tofu on them and finally microgreens on the top

 Add some fresh mint or basil leaves for more freshness

 Mix the ingredients for dressing in a bowl and drizzle over the salad

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