Grilled Lemon-Basil Tofu Burgers

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

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 burger)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 276
  • Calories from fat: 37%
  • Fat: 11.3g
  • Saturated fat: 1.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.2g
  • Protein: 10.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 34.5g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Iron: 2.4mg
  • Sodium: 743mg
  • Calcium: 101mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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