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Ginger Cilantro Spicy Tofu In Cabbage Leaves And Hearty Minestrone

Cilantro Spicy Tofu

Ginger Cilantro Spicy Tofu

This recipe is from one of my favorite bloggers Sonal@Simply Vegetarian777 and one that really inspires me to eat wholesome healthful food. This recipe is very special, you see Sonal dedicated it to me, I was touched and thrilled and had to make it, the recipe is Ginger Cilantro Spicy Tofu in Cabbage Leaves, long name yes and long on flavor. It’s fantastic, so simple to make but really really flavorful. I love the crisp tofu, another recipe that really defines umami, it’s healthful, so flavorful and lends itself to variations in serving. Sonali has you pile the spicy tofu in cabbage leaves (I used savoy cabbage) but you can scoop it up with warm flat bread, eat over rice or on it’s own. Anyway you serve it it’s wonderful, delicious and so good for you.

Delicious

Delicious

I saw this recipe on the blog Bourbon and Brown Sugar for a Hearty Minestrone With Tortellini And Mini Meatballs there are some really fantastic recipes on her site but this soup spoke to me. It’s a meal in a bowl, there are meatballs, tortellini, loads and loads of vegetables and a delicious broth. It’s just perfect for a cold weather meal, it fills you up and warms you. It’s really simple to make, doesn’t take very long to cook and serves a crowd. I followed the recipe except for two things, used leeks instead of onion, only because I had a huge amount I needed to use and I added the rind of a piece of parmigiana the last 30 minutes of cooking time its an incredibly delicious soup.

Delicious and hear soup

Delicious and hearty soup

 

44 Comments Post a comment
  1. Suzanne, that sounds like a nice combination. And i love cilantro. Have a wonderful week. Hugs!

    November 17, 2014
  2. Wow! that sounds like a very special combination – I love the combination of ginger and cabbage and that minestrone sounds very satisfying indeed. Yum! 🙂

    November 17, 2014
    • Both are incredible. Love the tofu it has incredible flavor and the soup is so hearty and delicious. Thank you.

      November 17, 2014
  3. Two delicious recipes, Suzanne. They both called out to me when they were posted, and here you are reminding me! Thanks for sharing your successes.

    November 17, 2014
  4. What a great recipe to have dedicated to you! This is the second tofu recipe I’ve seen recently and thought I should cook – must remember to buy in some tofu next time I visit the supermarket.

    November 17, 2014
    • I know, I was so happy and honored really. Sonali is such a great cook this recipe is so simple and delicious. Love it.

      November 17, 2014
  5. How sweet of Sonali. I love tofu but never seem to be able to cook it right.

    November 17, 2014
    • I got the extra firm as Sonal directed and it held up beautifully, got a nice kind of crisp skin so delicious. Thank you.

      November 17, 2014
  6. Both great flavorful recipes, and thanks for bringing them to our attention again.

    November 17, 2014
  7. Both of these look delicious! I love lettuce wraps but I never make them at home. This looks like a good vegetarian choice- love ginger and cilantro! 🙂

    November 17, 2014
    • Both recipes are wonderful. I also love lettuce wraps, my favorite is Korean beef BBQ wrapped in lettuce. These tofu wraps are really really good, so tasty. Thanks so much.

      November 17, 2014
      • Oh my, I am hungry right now (it is evening here)! Korean beef BBQ sounds delicious 🙂

        November 18, 2014
  8. Yayyyyyy :). I am doing a happy dance here Suzanne! So so so glad that you made it and liked it! Thanks for giving a shout out my dear :). Loads of hugs!

    November 17, 2014
    • I loved it Sonal, thank you so much. I’m doing it all over again this week. It’s so tasty, I’m making your flat bread to eat with it this week. So delicious.

      November 17, 2014
      • Thanks Suzanne ! Its an honor for me that my recipe was tested and liked by you :).

        November 18, 2014
      • You are too kind, but the honor was mine. Thank you.

        November 18, 2014
  9. WOw! I would never think to combine ginger and cilantro, but it sounds fabulous! My mouth is kind of watering over here, and what beautiful colors! It looks just amazing and I love the cabbage wraps too…awesome idea!

    November 17, 2014
    • It’s great together. I never would have thought to combine but they are wonderful combined in this dish. The tofu is so good it caramelizes in the pan with the ginger and pepper. It’s really so so good. Thanks Brandi!

      November 17, 2014
      • Ginger and cilantro are often combined together in Asian cuisines :).

        November 18, 2014
  10. Wow wow what a delightful combo Suzanne. ..love cilantro and ginger …..

    November 17, 2014
    • Thanks Chitra, yes its a wonderful combination. I love all the components of this recipe.

      November 17, 2014
  11. YUM!!! I must try this at home! I’m a total sucker for anything with ginger!

    November 17, 2014
  12. Wow Suzanne! Those dishes look so yummy! Fae is right, I’m glad you brought these recipe to our attention again!

    November 17, 2014
  13. gosh, I want this now!

    November 18, 2014
  14. Liz #

    beautiful! Looks so fragrant and healthy. Wishing I could snap my fingers and make it happen 🙂

    November 18, 2014
  15. Two beautiful and delicious recipe, Susan 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

    November 18, 2014
  16. I am not a tofu person at all, but you have me maybe second guessing that with this dish lol. We will have to see if I try it out but this looks amazing

    November 18, 2014
    • It’s really really good, I made it again today and used a little chili paste just a touch with the red peppers, garlic and ginger. It was amazing. Thank you.

      November 18, 2014
  17. Two gorgeous, healthful recipes Suzanne – I’m particularly inspired by the flavours of Sonal’s ginger, cilantro dish… sounds so fresh and happy!

    November 18, 2014
    • Oh yes they are, Sonals dish is amazing and I am a bit addicted to it right now. I want it every day. Thank you.

      November 19, 2014
  18. We all need a little extra wholesome healthful food this time of year. Thanks so much for sharing.

    November 19, 2014
  19. A couple of years ago when I was on one of my healthy eating kicks I cooked a lot with tofu. Somehow I got out of the habit of using it which is a shame. This post has inspired me to start using it again. Thank you.

    November 20, 2014
    • I also forget to use tofu and I like it so much. Sonali also say’s that you can use paneer instead of tofu which sounds wonderful also.

      November 20, 2014
  20. The tofu looks just right! Great combination too 🙂

    November 22, 2014
    • It’s delicious, thank you so much. Sonal knew just what I would love.

      November 23, 2014

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