Lemony Summer Squash with Teriyaki Tofu

by Gavan on August 5, 2009

Lemony Squash with Teriyaki Tofu

The farmers’ markets are filled with beautiful courgettes & summer squash — I couldn’t pass them up!
If you made my homemade Teriyaki sauce over the weekend you may have some extra sauce in the fridge. Here’s a great vegetarian recipe to try using the leftover Teriyaki sauce.


3 yellow squash – sliced thinly (use a mandolin to make this easy and quick!)
1 tsp fresh mint – chopped
1 tsp fresh lemon balm – chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 fresh lemon – juiced
lemon zest for garnish


Homemade Teriyaki sauce
2 x packets of Organic tofu – firm or extra firm – sliced in half from side to side


Marinate tofu in Teriyaki sauce (in just enough to give a good coating without drowning the tofu) for approx 2 hours. Tofu pretty much absorbs any flavour if you give it enough time to marinate.

Teriyaki Tofu

When ready, preheat oven to 450°F. Lay tofu in single layers on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 20 mins approx or until they start to turn a golden brown color. When they’re done, change the oven to broil, wait until it’s up to temp, then slide the tofu underneath the flames, which will create a lovely caramelized ‘crust.’ Keep an eye on the tofu as you don’t want it to burn–probably only needs about 4-5 mins MAX. under the broiler.

While the tofu is in the broiler, preheat a large saute pan on med-high heat. Toss sliced squash, herbs, S&P together. Add in a nice drizzle of olive oil and saute the squash for about 4 mins. Add in the fresh lemon juice and continue to saute until tender, about 3 more mins. Taste and season. Serve with tofu and a sprinkle lemon of lemon zest.

Teriyaki Tofu

Quick lunch or dinner and that’s all she wrote folks!

All recipes are made with the finest quality farmers market whole foods, natural and non-processed ingredients as much as possible.

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meg wolff August 24, 2009 at 4:13 pm

This makes my mouth water and the presentation is gorgeous!

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