Colorful Grilled Tofu Sandwiches
6 Bigelow® Pomegranate Pizzazz Herbal Juice Tea Bags
¾ cup (180mL) boiling water
1lb (500g) firm or extra firm Tofu, drained and cut into 8 slices
2 cups (500mL) baby lettuce or spinach
¼ cup (60mL) balsamic vinaigrette
8 slices whole grain bread
Mustard and mayonnaise if desired
¾ cup (180mL) roasted red peppers, drained
4 slices Swiss cheese
Place Bigelow® Pomegranate Pizzazz Herbal Juice tea bags in a measuring cup and add boiling water. Let steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and reserve ½ cup (125mL) tea.
Place tofu into a large dish, pour tea over and marinate for ½ hour, turning once or twice.
Preheat grill and grill tofu turning once after five minutes, cooking both sides for five minutes.
Prepare sandwiches by tossing greens with vinaigrette. Spread 4 slices of bread with mayonnaise and/or mustard, 2 slices of tofu, ¼ of the greens, ¼ of the red pepper and a slice of cheese, cover with another slice of bread. Continue until you have 4 sandwiches.
Yield: Serves 4 – Prep Time: 15 minutes – Cook Time: 10 minutes
Grilled Lemon Portobello Mushrooms
6 large Portobello mushrooms
8 Bigelow® I Love Lemon Herbal tea bags
1 cup (250mL) boiling water
3 tablespoons (45mL) fresh coriander, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup (250mL) extra-virgin olive oil
Clean mushrooms with a soft brush and remove stems. Set aside.
Place 8 Bigelow® I Love Lemon Herbal tea bags into a measuring cup and pour boiling water over tea bags. Let steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags.
Mix together tea, coriander, pepper and salt and gradually whisk in olive oil.
Place mushrooms in a zip lock bag and pour marinade over mushrooms. In refrigerator, let marinade for up to 24 hours.
When ready to grill, place mushrooms on preheated grill and cook 8 to 10 minutes per side or until tender, basting frequently with reserved marinade.
Slice mushrooms and place on salad greens, or serve as an appetizer.
They also go very well with steak.
Yield: Serves 6 – Prep Time 10 mins. – Marinating Time 24 hrs – Cook Time 8-10 min