The Italians nailed the idea of caprese a whole bunch of years in the past with out ever writing down a recipe. Comfortable cheese, tomatoes, and basil are on the coronary heart of this soulful salad, the entire of which is larger than its elements. Nonetheless, there’s at all times room for enchancment, particularly by making use of a kiss of warmth, a contact of pungent vinegar, and gentle tofu for sudden umami on this recipe from The On a regular basis Vegan Cheat Sheet cookbook.
What you want:
1 (12-ounce) extra-firm silken tofu, sliced in half lengthwise and minimize into ½-inch cubes
1½ kilos cherry tomatoes
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon floor black pepper
½ cup recent basil leaves, roughly torn or sliced
What you do:
- Preheat oven to 425 levels. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Onto sheet, unfold tofu in a single layer and add cherry tomatoes. Drizzle evenly with olive oil and vinegar, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Roast in middle of oven till tomatoes are wrinkled, blistered, and simply beginning to char, about 30 to 35 minutes. Take away and let cool for quarter-hour.
- Switch to a serving platter or bowl together with any extra juices. Add recent basil and toss gently to mix. Serve instantly whereas nonetheless heat or refrigerate as much as 8 hours to take pleasure in chilled.