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Crispy Harissa Tofu with Jeweled Israeli Couscous & Lemon-Mint Cucumbers
2 or 4 Serving Dinner

Crispy Harissa Tofu

with Jeweled Couscous & Lemon-Mint Cucumbers

Harissa is a hot red chile pepper paste often used in northwestern Africa, including Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia. We pair this fiery, crispy tofu with cooling lemon-mint cucumber salad, and serve it on a bed of currant-bejeweled pearl couscous.

Tags: High-Protein Chef's Choice Low Sodium High Fiber
SERVINGS
PREP & COOK TIME
30 min
CALORIES
760
FAT
14g
CARBOHYDRATES
123g
PROTEIN
38g

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INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 cucumber, diced
  2. 1 lemon, zested and juiced (divided)
  3. 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
  4. 0.25 oz mint, leaves roughly chopped (divided)
  5. 1 cup Israeli couscous
  6. 1/4 cup dried currants
  7. 2 tbsp harissa paste
  8. 1 tbsp agave
  9. 1/4 cup cornstarch
  10. 10 oz organic extra firm tofu, patted dry and cut into 6 rectangular “steaks”
  11. 2 tbsp pistachios, roughly chopped
  12. 1 tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil*
  13. 1 tbsp vegetable oil*
  14. Salt*
  15. Pepper*
  16. *Not included
  17. Ingredients are listed for 2 servings. If you're making 4 servings, please double your ingredients by using both meal kit bags provided.
  18. For full ingredient list, see Nutrition.
  19. ~This recipe has a spicy ingredient! For low-heat, use spicy ingredients as instructed. For no-heat, omit them entirely.~
Allergens: soy, tree nuts (pistachio), wheat
Tools: Small saucepan with lid, Baking sheet, Large nonstick skillet
SERVINGS
PREP & COOK TIME
30 min
CALORIES
760
FAT
14g
CARBOHYDRATES
123g
PROTEIN
38g

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INSTRUCTIONS

1
Make the lemon-mint cucumbers

Stir together cucumber, lemon juice, garlic, just half the mint, and a pinch of salt and pepper in medium bowl.

2
Make the jeweled couscous

Combine 1¼ cups water and a pinch of salt in small saucepan. Bring to a boil, add couscous, reduce heat to a simmer, and cover. Cook until water is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Remove couscous from heat and add lemon zest, remaining mint, currants, 1 tsp olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Fluff with fork and cover to keep warm. (4-serving meal: use 2½ cups water, 2 tsp olive oil)

3
Make the harissa glaze

Combine harissa, agave, 1 tbsp olive oil, and a pinch of salt in small bowl and whisk harissa glaze. (4-serving meal: use 2 tbsp olive oil)

4
Cook the tofu

Stir together cornstarch and a pinch of salt and pepper on plate. Coat tofu on all sides with cornstarch mixture. Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tofu and cook until golden brown and crispy, 3 to 4 minutes per side. (4-serving meal: use 2 tbsp vegetable oil)

5
Broil the tofu

Set oven to broil on high. Place cooked tofu on baking sheet. Spoon harissa glaze over tofu and broil until glaze is sticky and starting to brown in places, 2 to 3 minutes. (TIP: All broilers are different. Watch carefully to ensure the harissa doesn’t burn.)

6
Serve

Divide jeweled couscous and lemon-mint cucumbers between plates. Top with crispy harissa tofu and sprinkle with pistachios. Dig in!

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