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Grilled Lemon-Basil Tofu Burgers

Oxmoor House
Yield

6 servings (serving size: 1 burger)

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. Prepare grill.

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

  4. 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.