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Cilantro Lime Tofu and Black Beans

What you need: 

1 block of extra firm tofu packed in water
1 can of black beans (or about 15 ounces of cooked black beans)
3 limes zested and juiced
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 bunch of cilantro chopped
2 tablespoons of veggie oil
sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

What you do: 

Use your preferred method to press the tofu for at least 1/2 hour. Slice the tofu into bite size chunks. Add the tofu, 1/2 the lime juice, 1/2 the lime zest, 1/2 the cilantro, the oil, sugar, salt and pepper to a container and marinate for at least a 1/2 hour. (overnight is optimal)
Cook the tofu in a skillet - you can use the marinade, another tablespoon of veggie oil or non-stick spray to cook it in - until it is golden brown on both sides (about 10 minutes).
While the tofu is cooking, add the beans, the remaining cilantro, lime juice and zest to a pot and heat through.
Serve the tofu on top of the beans. I like to serve this with an avocado, tomato and corn relish on the side.
**This is also tasty wrapped up as a burrito with salsa and soy cheese.

Preparation Time: 
1 hour hands off, 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
2-4

SO HOW'D IT GO?

tempting tofu alert!
I have been wanting to make this for ages, I finally did and I love it as much as one can love a tofu dish
I plan on making this over and over again. Only change I made was to use agave instead of sugar,,, cuz im cool like that 8)
thanks for the recipe.

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This is so tasty! I love cilantro, lime and black bean combos. I put it in a jabanero tortilla wrap. I added a splash of tamari to the marinade.  ;)b

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This is one of the BEST recipes I've found! I like to combine it with Jasmine rice and a dash of salsa in a burrito. I've made it twice in the last couple of weeks, and can't wait to have it again.  :)

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The tofu tasted far too much like lime, and that was after a half hour marination period...
Given, I had to use less tofu, because that's all I had on hand, but it was too sweet, also, and... blah.
Probably my own error for tinkering so much with the measurements, but I won't be having this again.

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I originally served this on rice which tasted good but I would have liked it better if it had been a little saucier. I thought it was more suited to being wrapped in a burrito.

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I made this last night
Yummmmy. Added avacado on top after cooking, it went awesome with it!

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My hubby and I absolutely loved this recipe! Its the only tofu that I've actually scarfed down, rather than only eating it because its healthy. I didn't have any limes, so just used lime juice from a squeezy bottle thing. I ended up using about 1/3 cup of juice. My first bite of tofu, I thought I had used way too much. But mixed up with the beans, it was just perfect. Also, I added about 2 tsp of minced garlic. I'm making again tonight for dinner, and probably doubling the recipe. =)

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I kind of made a variation of this tonight, i was hungry and had black beans and corn and tofu and one lime so i gave it a shot. I just used juice from one lime, mixed with lots of sugar, cilantro, salt, and pepper. I cooked the tofu in oil until golden, added the beans and corn and "sauce" I actully liked it better than the real recipe  ;D Very good though!

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;)b This was probably one of the best recipe's that i've had yet off this website. My Carniverous Momma said, and i quote "that was the best meal I've had In a LONG time" Kudos!

I only marinated the tofu for about half an hour and i think i'd be afraid to marinate over night as the lime flavour would be too strong. GOOD JOB!!!!!

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I wouldnt call this quick and easy, due to the zesting, juicing, pressing, marinating and such. It was very good though, i made mine with corn too, and instead of cooking the beans and juice seperate, i waited until the tofu was just about done, added the corn, black beans, and everything else and let it stay for a little bit. I think it could use more sugar, the lime was kind of overwhelming.

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