As the weather warms up, try having more outdoor meals with your family! Here's a delicious twist on traditonal summer BBQ from our friend Chef Mareya, aka "The Fit Foodie."
Broiled BBQ Tofu Tacos with Fresh Pineapple Salsa
Recipe Servings: 4
1 lb Broiled organic BBQ tofu, cut into 1” cubes
6 tortillas Organic corn or low carb whole grain of gluten-free tortillas
1 cup Shredded purple or green cabbage
1 cup Fresh pineapple, cored and chopped
3 tbsp Fresh cilantro
1/4 large Red onion
1/2 tsp Black pepper, ground
1 Fresh Lime, juiced plus 1 tsp zest (reserve 1 tsp juice and combine with nonfat yogurt)
1 tsp Olive Oil
1 cup Black beans (rinse beans before using; low sodium if available)
3 tbsp Nonfat Plain Greek yogurt with 1 tsp juice
1. Dice fresh pineapple into small pieces or use pineapple canned on juice (not syrup). 2. Chop red onion into small pieces. Rinse onion over hot water if you prefer a milder onion taste.3. Chop cilantro.4. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix until ingredients are well mixed together. Refrigerate.
1. Warm corn tortillas for 5-10 minutes in a oven pre-heated at 350F, or on a skillet over medium heat until tortilla. 2. Use boiled bean or rinse low-sodium canned beans. 3. Warm tofu in broiler until well-heated. Combine with, beans, pineapple salsa, and cabbage over warm tortilla. Top taco with a dollop of lime Greek yogurt.
Chef Mareya is also known as "The Fit Foodie," a nationally recognized food safety and clean eating expert, an award-winning entrepreneur, television chef, author and inventor. She is the creator ofEatCleaner.com, the premier lifestyle destination for fit food information. Her book "The Clean Eating Handbook" was released in May 2013 and has been touted as the 'go-to' guide for anyone looking to eat cleaner and get leaner. She is a contributor to “The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life” by Rick Warren, Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Mark Hyman. She is a featured chef on the Emmy-nominated cooking show Recipe Rehab, eHow.com,Livestrong.com and is the local food expert for San Diego Channel 6 News. Her back-page column, "The Fit Foodie", appears in Edible Orange County Magazine.