Jun 27
2011

Grilled Tofu Stacks with Pesto & Grilled Vegetables {ManPans Giveaway}

Grilled-Tofu-Stacks-with-Pesto-&-Grilled-Vegetables-Recipe-{ManPans Giveaway}

Scroll all the way to the bottom to enter your savory vegetarian recipes. Click on the button that says, “Add your link”. Be sure to read the rules halfway down. It’s okay to use a post that’s already on your blog – no need to re-invent the wheel.

We are heading into week four of our Get Grillin’ event, and Marla and I have been overwhelmed by the response. Just take a look at the impressive array of recipes shared during the appetizer, side dish and entree weeks. We are excited to see what savory vegetarian dishes you are going to share with us this week. My recipe uses grilled tofu, which lends a very meaty texture to this vegetarian option, and pairs it with grilled vegetables, such as portobello mushrooms, red bell peppers and summer squash. Extra flavor comes from dollops of basil pesto and fresh mint. The vegetarian round is limitless – entrees, side dishes, appetizers…the list goes on. Whatever you choose to share, your entry will make you eligible to win a Stir-Fry Wok and Steamer Set from ManPans. Believe me, you want one of these!

Next week’s theme will be kabobs – meat, fish, vegetables, fruit…surprise us!

Thanks to our sponsors, Ile de France Cheese, Rösle, Emile Henry, Rouxbe and ManPans, we have some fabulous prizes to give away each week . Scroll down to find out more about this week’s giveaway. Remember, you have to enter a recipe to be eligible for the giveaway.

The recipe:

The Marinade:
In a medium bowl, whisk together white wine vinegar, garlic, honey, salt and pepper. While whisking, slowly pour in canola oil.

The rest:
When grilling the tofu, it is a good idea to press it first to remove additional liquid, which will stop the tofu from falling apart on the grill. Lay a double sheet of paper towel on a plate, place the tofu on top, lay additional paper towel over top and press gently. Replace paper towels with a fresh set, lay a plate on top and let rest for 20 minutes. It’s now ready to use.

Lay the tofu in a wide, shallow container and pour in half of the marinade, turning the tofu to coat. Let rest for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour.

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Spray grill with cooking spray and preheat to medium-high heat.

Place the mushrooms, red bell pepper and summer squash in a large bowl. Toss with remaining marinade.

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Remove tofu from marinade and gently place tofu and vegetables on grill. Depending on the size of the grill, this may need to be done in two batches. Cook until tofu has dark grill marks are vegetables are tender, about 4 to 5 minutes per side for the tofu and red peppers, and 3 to 4 minutes per side for the mushrooms and summer squash.

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Lay one portobello mushroom on each of four plates, top with one slice of tofu, 1 teaspoon basil pesto, some of the mint and one piece of red bell pepper. Then top with tofu, 1 teaspoon pesto, summer squash and remaining pesto. Garnish with remaining mint. Serve.

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Entering Get Grillin':

This week’s theme is savory vegetarian dishes. Remember, your recipes do not have to be made on the grill. Any backyard barbecue-appropriate recipe will do. Here’s what you need to do:

1) Get busy cooking and post your recipe on your blog. For each week’s theme, you can enter up to 3 recipes. Each recipe post is counted as a separate entry for a chance to win a great prize from one of our sponsors. It is fine to use recipes that are previously posted on your blog, as long as you add the info in 3).

If you don’t have a blog, that’s okay. Just leave your recipe in the comments section of our themed post (i.e., on the first day of the theme week). Just do so on either Marla’s or my blog, not both.

2) During the theme week, add the link to your grilling post to the widget on either Family Fresh Cooking or Cookin’ Canuck. You only need to add it on one site, but it will show up on both. Cool, huh? Scroll to the bottom of this post to find the widget.

3) Somewhere in your post, please include the following “Get Grillin’ with Family Fresh Cooking and Cookin’ Canuck, sponsored by Ile de France Cheese, Rösle, Emile Henry, Rouxbe and ManPans.” This must be included for a chance to win the prize of the week.

The giveaway:

ManPans is providing a giveaway of their Stir-Fry Wok and Steamer Set (value $135 USD). The flat center bottom works very well on home stoves and this pan is perfect for quick stir-fry dishes. The steamer insert gives you a great option for cooking vegetables, meat and fish in a different way.

If you have never had the opportunity to cook with a ManPans product, you are in for a treat. The light-weight feel is easy on your arms, and the uniquely made handle not only looks great, but also stays cool. I am putting my ManPan through its paces and have been very pleased with the even heating, the feel of the pan and the ease of cleaning it.

If you want to learn more about ManPans products, click on the ManPans badge in the sidebar.

For a chance to win the ManPans giveaway, enter your recipe using the recipe link widget. If you don’t have a blog, then enter your recipe in the comments section. Read below for instructions on earning extra entries.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will be open until Sunday, July 3rd at 5pm PST.

The winner will be chosen using a random number generator and will be notified via email, so please make sure your email address is correct. You will have 48 hours to respond to me, or a new winner will be chosen.

To earn additional entries (you can only do so if you have entered a recipe), leave separate comments for each of the steps listed below. If you don’t leave separate comments for each step, the number generator will not count them as separate entries.

1. Tweet the following:

#GetGrillin w/@MarlaMeridith & @cookincanuck, submit recipes for @ManPans giveaway $135 Stir Fry Wok & Steamer set http://bit.ly/iofC7c

2. Follow ManPans on Twitter.

3. Follow @cookincanuck on Twitter.

4. Follow @MarlaMeridith on Twitter.

5. Copy and paste our Get Grillin’ Badge into your sidebar or blog post.

You can stay in touch with ManPans on Facebook, too.

We can’t wait to see your recipes!


Grilled Tofu Stacks with Pesto & Grilled Vegetables

Marinade:
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp honey
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup canola oil

The rest:
18 oz. firm or extra-firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch slices (see Note about pressing)
4 portobello mushrooms, stems removed
1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into quarters
1 medium summer squash, cut into eight 1/2-inch slices
1/4 cup basil pesto
12 large mint slices, thinly sliced

The Marinade:
In a medium bowl, whisk together white wine vinegar, garlic, honey, salt and pepper. While whisking, slowly pour in canola oil.

The rest:
Lay the tofu in a wide, shallow container and pour in half of the marinade, turning the tofu to coat. Let rest for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour.

Spray grill with cooking spray and preheat to medium-high heat.

Place the mushrooms, red bell pepper and summer squash in a large bowl. Toss with remaining marinade.

Remove tofu from marinade and gently place tofu and vegetables on grill. Depending on the size of the grill, this may need to be done in two batches. Cook until tofu has dark grill marks are vegetables are tender, about 4 to 5 minutes per side for the tofu and red peppers, and 3 to 4 minutes per side for the mushrooms and summer squash.

Lay one portobello mushroom on each of four plates, top with one slice of tofu, 1 teaspoon basil pesto, some of the mint and one piece of red bell pepper. Then top with tofu, 1 teaspoon pesto, summer squash and remaining pesto. Garnish with remaining mint. Serve.

Serves 4.

Note: When grilling the tofu, it is a good idea to press it first to remove additional liquid, which will stop the tofu from falling apart on the grill. Lay a double sheet of paper towel on a plate, place the tofu on top, lay additional paper towel over top and press gently. Replace paper towels with a fresh set, lay a plate on top and let rest for 20 minutes. It’s now ready to use.

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{ 71 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Blog is the New Black June 27, 2011 at 3:24 am

I don’t eat tofus, however, you want me want to! ;) Gorgeous pics!

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2 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) June 28, 2011 at 7:09 am

Tofu has not been on the top of my list in the past, but the texture of grilled tofu has me hooked.

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3 Belinda @zomppa June 27, 2011 at 4:18 am

A beautifully presented dish – definitely raised tofu up!

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4 Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum June 27, 2011 at 5:24 am

OMG, I was thinking about this dish last night, except I didn’t know it was this! :) I was trying to come up with some kind of a portabella stack using vegetables… I just didn’t think to use tofu! Thanks for putting the finishing touches on my dinner this week!

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5 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) June 28, 2011 at 7:09 am

It sounds like you were well on your way to coming up with a great recipe. I hope you enjoy the tofu addition.

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6 marla June 27, 2011 at 7:39 am

Dara, I love the way you prepared this tofu & veggies on the grill. I am so excited to see what everyone brings to the table this week for Get Grillin’!
By the way – the mint is a super nice touch!

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7 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) June 28, 2011 at 7:10 am

Thanks, Marla. I’m looking forward to seeing the recipes that people share this week.

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8 Helene June 27, 2011 at 8:43 am

We like tofu, especially when it’s crunchy. This is a nice dish and I love the pictures.

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9 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) June 28, 2011 at 7:10 am

I agree – crunchy tofu is good…very good.

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10 Mushrooms Canada June 27, 2011 at 8:51 am

I have personally never tried grilled tofu, but I am sure that it must be fantastic! I love how this dish is stacked… it’s pretty & colourful!
– Brittany

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11 Dana June 27, 2011 at 9:54 am

This sounds fantastic, and Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/danacooks/status/85375201352757248

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12 Dana June 27, 2011 at 9:55 am

I follow @manpans on twitter (@danacooks)

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13 Dana June 27, 2011 at 9:56 am

I follow @cookincanuck on twitter (@danacooks)

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14 Dana June 27, 2011 at 9:56 am

I follow @MarlaMeridith on twitter (@danacooks)

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15 KalynsKitchen June 27, 2011 at 10:33 am

Very creative and looks delicious!

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16 lisaiscooking June 27, 2011 at 10:52 am

This is so great! I just made a very similar grilled tofu and sliced vegetable, stacked lasagna last night. The pesto and the flavor from the grill is so good with the vegetables.

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17 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) June 28, 2011 at 7:14 am

I love the idea of the lasagna. I hope you’ll be posting that recipe.

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18 Maria June 27, 2011 at 10:56 am

Great veggie meal! I will be making this one:)

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19 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) June 28, 2011 at 7:15 am

I knew this one would be right up your alley, Maria.

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20 Christopher sorel June 27, 2011 at 11:17 am

To be honest I have tried to make tofu and only way it to marinate it in teryaki then grill it. Then add to salad.

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21 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) June 28, 2011 at 7:15 am

Teriyaki tofu has great flavor. That would be wonderful stacked with veggies, too.

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22 Christopher sorel June 27, 2011 at 11:18 am
23 Christopher sorel June 27, 2011 at 11:18 am

follow manpans on twitter @cjsorel

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24 Christopher sorel June 27, 2011 at 11:19 am

Follow @cookincanuck on twitter @cjsorel

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25 Christopher sorel June 27, 2011 at 11:19 am

follow @MarlaMeridith on twitter @cjsorel

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26 Christopher sorel June 27, 2011 at 11:20 am

like manpans on facebook

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27 Lori @ RecipeGirl June 27, 2011 at 11:36 am

I’m a little bit scared of tofu, but you make it look so good!!

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28 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) June 28, 2011 at 7:15 am

Try it grilled, Lori – I promise you’ll be a convert.

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29 basilmomma June 27, 2011 at 12:51 pm

I entered 2 recipes and tweeted! I am so excited about this giveaway! Thank you for hosting it :)
I am following all on twitter and I have liked all of the pages :)
Thanks!!

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30 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) June 28, 2011 at 7:16 am

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful recipes!

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31 Katrina June 27, 2011 at 1:03 pm

I absolutely love this idea! Yum!

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32 Sandy June 27, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Gorgeous! Leave it to the Cookin’ Canuck to make tofu delicate.
I’ve added my Pizza with Goat Cheese and Grilled Corn Recipe… can’t wait to see the interesting vegetarian dishes to come.

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33 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) June 28, 2011 at 7:16 am

That pizza looks fantastic, Sandy. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

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34 Jeanette June 27, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Dara, these grilled tofu stacks with pesto-grilled vegetables look beautiful, what a terrific summer vegetarian dish!

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35 claudia lamascolo/aka pegasuslegend June 27, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Great giveaway, havent ever had tofu! This looks like cheese and chicken! Wow you had me fooled it looks fabulous!

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36 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) June 28, 2011 at 7:17 am

Ha! Thank you, Claudia. Give grilled tofu a shot – I think you’ll be surprised.

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37 Shelby June 28, 2011 at 3:45 am

Not only does this sound yummy, the presentation is gorgeous! Love it :)

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38 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) June 28, 2011 at 7:17 am

Thank you, Shelby.

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39 Jay June 28, 2011 at 5:06 am

sounds divine with excellent clicks..
first time here..awesome recipe collection you hve..
love your space..
Am your happy email subscriber now..:)
do stop by mine sometime..
Tasty Appetite

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40 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) June 28, 2011 at 7:17 am

Thank you, Jay. I hope you continue to visit.

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41 Monet June 28, 2011 at 7:30 am

What a great contest (I wish I cooked more savory dishes :-) Your tofu looks delicious. I don’t use tofu nearly enough so I’m always looking for new recipes. Thank you for sharing your creative spirit with me. I love starting my day with your blog. I hope you have a beautiful Tuesday. Much love from Austin!

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42 Jenny Flake June 28, 2011 at 7:35 am

What fabulous stacks of goodness! Love all of these flavors!

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43 Celeste Jenkins June 28, 2011 at 8:05 am

This looks so tasty! I really wish I could get my husband on board with the tofu thing. Maybe this would change his mind! :)

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44 carolinaheartstrings June 28, 2011 at 8:50 am

What wonderful pictures. This recipes looks so delicious.

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45 kelley June 28, 2011 at 9:16 am

Wow, Dara, these look delicious! I’m always on the lookout for new vegetarian dishes. I love that it’s all grilled too. No turning on the oven, hooray for that!!

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46 lindsay June 28, 2011 at 10:37 am

I tweeted! @lovesveggees

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47 lindsay June 28, 2011 at 10:38 am

I tweeted the giveaway! @lovesveggees

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48 lindsay June 28, 2011 at 10:39 am

i follow @cookincanuck on twitter now :)

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49 lindsay June 28, 2011 at 10:40 am

i follow @marlameridith on twitter too! :)

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50 Emily @Cleanliness June 28, 2011 at 10:51 am

This is all so amaaazing!

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51 Tracy June 28, 2011 at 4:19 pm

I’ve never had tofu before, but this makes me want to run out and get some! Gorgeous!

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52 Kate@Diethood June 29, 2011 at 12:59 pm

If there’s anyone that can make tofu look good, it would be you! I would gladly take a few of these and inhale them.

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53 Aggie June 29, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Tweeted about giveaway!

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54 Aggie June 29, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Following Man Pans on Twitter!

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55 Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble June 30, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Yum! I saw grilled tofu on a menu recently and knew it was something I wanted to try. Then add pesto and grilled portabella and it looks amazing!

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56 Lana June 30, 2011 at 8:29 pm

I tweeted about the giveaway as @Bibberche.

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57 Lana June 30, 2011 at 8:29 pm

I follow @ManPans on Twitter as @Bibberche.

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58 Lana June 30, 2011 at 8:30 pm

I follow @cookincanuck on Twitter as @Bibberche

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59 Lana June 30, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I follow @MarlaMeridith on Twitter as @Bibberche.

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60 Lana June 30, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I have included Get Grillin’! badge on my blog.

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61 anja July 1, 2011 at 10:58 am

just added another dish to the get grillin event.

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62 Rachelle July 1, 2011 at 10:21 pm
63 Rachelle July 1, 2011 at 10:23 pm

I’m following them on twitter @MommyImHungry

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64 Rachelle July 1, 2011 at 10:24 pm

I’m following you on twitter @MommyImHungry

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65 Rachelle July 1, 2011 at 10:24 pm

I’m following Marla on twitter @MommyImHungry

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66 Rachelle July 1, 2011 at 10:25 pm

following ManPans on Facebook also @Rachelle S.

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67 Miranda July 2, 2011 at 7:06 am

Believe it or not, I have never had tofu. THis looks awesome and a great recipe to start with!

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68 Tickled Red July 2, 2011 at 7:34 am

I’ll be honest I’m not a huge fan of tofu…overkill in art college :) But the rest of th stack has me drooling!!

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69 Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) July 3, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Following manpans on twitter!

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70 Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) July 3, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Following cookincanuck on twitter

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71 Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) July 3, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Following @MarlaMeridith on twitter

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