nutritional information

Per Mimosa:

  • Calories: 305
  • Protein: 16 g
  • Total Fat: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 152 mg
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Sugar: 2 g

Tofu Mimosa

Tofu Mimosa

Serves 4

Topped with a lemony Hollandaise sauce, this variation of tofu Benedict takes its name from the aromatic, lemon-yellow blooms of the mimosa tree common throughout the French Mediterranean.
Marinated Tofu
  • 1 16-oz. pkg. firm tofu, drained and cut into 4 slabs
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 3 Tbs. olive oil, plus more for cooking
  • 2 Tbs. white wine vinegar
  • 4 tsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh tarragon
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
Hollandaise Sauce
  • 1 ½ tsp. olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, finely minced (2 Tbs.)
  • 2 Tbs. dry white wine
  • 1 ½ tsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup unsweetened soy or almond milk
  • 1 ½ tsp. cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp. ground turmeric
  • ¼ vegan bouillon cube
  • 1 ½ tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil, divided
  • ½ lb. fresh morels or shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, heads quartered
  • 2 English muffins, such as Food for Life, split in half and toasted
  • 12 spears steamed asparagus
  • Chopped fresh parsley, tarragon, and chives for garnish, optional

1. To make Marinated Tofu: Cut tofu slabs into rounds with knife or large biscuit cutter. Reserve tofu scraps for another use. Combine remaining ingredients in glass baking dish. Add tofu to marinade, cover, and chill overnight.

2. To make Hollandaise Sauce: Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Sauté shallot in oil 2 to 4 minutes, or until softened. Add white wine and vinegar, and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.

3. Whisk together soymilk, cornstarch, turmeric, and bouillon cube in saucepan; warm over medium heat. Whisk soymilk mixture into shallot mixture; cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until thickened. Whisk in lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Keep warm.

4. To make Mimosa: Heat 1 Tbs. oil in skillet over medium heat. Add morels; cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until most of liquid has evaporated. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Remove; keep warm.

5. Wipe out skillet; heat remaining 1 Tbs. oil in skillet over medium heat. Drain Marinated Tofu circles; sauté 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until browned.

6. To serve: Place 1 English muffin half in center of each plate. Top with Marinated Tofu circle, morels, and 3 asparagus spears. Drizzle each serving with 2 Tbs. Hollandaise Sauce. (You’ll have about 1/4 cup Hollandaise Sauce left over.) Sprinkle with chopped herbs, if using.

May/June 2010 p.71

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I'd like to see the differentiation between the marinade and sauce ingredients. I'm still not sure which ingredient to use in what area.

Schoen Sangalli - 2012-05-05 11:54:23

We loved the tofu, but the sauce, though good, wasn't Hollandaise. I had to use four times as much lemon juice just to give it enough lemon tang. A very easy Hollandaise? Soften 1/2 stick of Earth Balance buttery stick in the microwave, but do not fully melt. Add 1/2 cup Tofutti sour cream, and 1/2 tsp. or more tumeric. Stir well, and add the juice of one lemon. Stir again, and serve.

Elizabeth Handler - 2012-04-19 01:11:15

Looks really good and my mouth is watering! Tofu is such a tasty substitute for meat, and it's nutritious. Check the following recipe I used to make my own tofu at home!

Anthony - 2011-02-10 14:13:08