Penne, Crispy Tofu, and Green Bean Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Penne, Crispy Tofu, and Green Bean Salad recipe? Learn how to make Penne, Crispy Tofu, and Green Bean Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by zorph

Makes 4 servings



A light vinaigrette tossed with pasta, fresh produce at peak season, and sautéed tofu made this salad a hit in our Test Kitchens.

Recipe Ingredients for Penne, Crispy Tofu, and Green Bean Salad

15 ounce extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 teaspoon olive oil
8 ounces penne pasta
2 cups cut green beans
2 cups cherry tomatoes
1 tablespoon basil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 garlic cloves, crushed

Recipe Directions for Penne, Crispy Tofu, and Green Bean Salad

  1. To prepare salad, pat tofu cubes dry with a paper towel. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tofu; sauté 5 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove from pan; chill 30 minutes.

  2. Cook pasta in boiling water for 5 minutes; add beans, and cook an additional 5 minutes. Drain. Rinse with cold water, and drain. Combine tofu, pasta mixture, tomatoes, and dill in a large bowl.

  3. To prepare dressing, combine vinegar and remaining ingredients in a jar; cover tightly, and shake vigorously. Pour dressing over salad; toss well to coat. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.

  4. from cooking light

Categories

Salads, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 313.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
338
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.2g
19%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
41mg
14%
Sodium
250mg
10%
Potassium
556mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
41.5g
14%
Dietary Fiber
3.2g
13%
Sugars
3.7g
Protein
18.8g
Vitamin A 21% Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 23% Iron 26%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • High in manganese
  • High in vitamin C
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