new hope surgical

1950 N. Harlem Ave
Elmwood Park, IL

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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Classic Tofu Burger


October 21, 2015

Classic vegetarian tofu burger serve on mini whole-wheat buns and crisp vegetables. Omit the buns for a lower calorie version.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 6 Burgers


1 pack (14 oz.) of extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into 6 slices

½ cup of soy sauce

1 tbsp. of sugar/honey

1 tbsp. of rice or wine vinegar

1 clove of garlic, minced

½ tsp. ground black pepper

6 slices of low-fat American cheese

6 mini whole-wheat buns, toasted

4 oz. of alfalfa sprouts

5-6 small radishes, thinly sliced

Cooking spray to coat the skillet

Nonfat honey or Dijon mustard (optional)


To marinade tofu

1In a small saucepan, combine sugar/honey, soy sauce, garlic, black pepper, and vinegar. Cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes.

2Transfer marinade to a bowl and submerge the tofu slices for 15 minutes.

To make tofu burger

1Lightly coat the skillet with cooking spray.

2Cook marinated tofu over medium heat for 2-3 minutes per side.

3Place one slice of low-fat American cheese on top of each tofu slices and cook for one minute or until the cheese melts.

4Serve on a toasted mini whole-wheat bun with sliced radish, alfalfa sprouts. Add nonfat honey or Dijon mustard, if desired.

*Consult with your dietitian to make sure this recipe fits in your diet plan and stage.