Cilantro Lime Grilled Tofu

14-ounce block extra-firm tofu

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 bunch cilantro, washed and dried

1/3 cup fresh ginger, peeled and chopped

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

1 teaspoon white sugar

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon lime juice

1/4 cup black or white sesame seeds

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Beginning at the short end, slice the block of tofu into 8 even rectangles. Lay the tofu on a baking sheet and sprinkle with tamari. Let sit, flipping once while preparing the pesto.
  3. Cut the stems off of the washed cilantro and puree the leaves in a blender or food processor with the fresh ginger, oils, sugar, salt, and lime juice. The resulting pesto should resemble a vibrant green smoothie.
  4. Lightly oil the grill. Using a metal spatula, place the tofu on the grill and cook for 2 minutes. Flip and grill for 2 minutes on the other side. Remove to a plate and let cool, then toss with the cilantro pesto and garnish with ½ cup sesame seeds, black or white. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate until ready to use.

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