Grilled Lemon-Basil Tofu Burgers

Grilled Lemon-Basil Tofu Burgers Recipe
Oxmoor House

Marinated tofu slices acquire a golden crust when grilled; the olive-garlic mayonnaise on the sandwich adds a Mediterranean flavor. Serve with grilled asparagus.


6 servings (serving size: 1 burger)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 276
Caloriesfromfat 37 %
Fat 11.3 g
Satfat 1.9 g
Monofat 5.7 g
Polyfat 2.2 g
Protein 10.5 g
Carbohydrate 34.5 g
Fiber 1.5 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Iron 2.4 mg
Sodium 743 mg
Calcium 101 mg


1/3 cup finely chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 garlic cloves, minced and divided
1 pound firm or extrafirm tofu, drained
Cooking spray
1/3 cup finely chopped pitted kalamata olives
3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
6 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns
6 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato
1 cup trimmed watercress


Combine first 8 ingredients and 3 garlic cloves in a small bowl. Cut tofu crosswise into 6 slices. Pat each square dry with paper towels. Place tofu slices on a jelly-roll pan. Brush both sides of tofu slices with lemon juice mixture; reserve remaining juice mixture. Let tofu stand 1 hour.

Prepare grill.

Place tofu slices on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill for 3 minutes on each side. Brush tofu with the reserved juice mixture.

Combine remaining 1 minced garlic clove, chopped olives, sour cream, and mayonnaise in a small bowl; stir well. Spread about 1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise mixture over bottom half of each hamburger bun; top each serving with 1 tofu slice, 1 tomato slice, about 2 tablespoons watercress, and top half of bun.

Lorrie Hulston Corvin,

Cooking Light

August 2006
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