Mustard-Crusted Tofu With Kale and Sweet Potato

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Bon Appétit | September 2007 Healthy healthy healthy.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Tofu

  • 1 (14 ounce) package firm tofu
  • 12 cup whole grain Dijon mustard
  • Kale and Potatoes

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 12 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 bunch kale, stem cut from each leaf, leaves thinly sliced crosswise (about 8 cups)
  • 1 small red-skinned sweet potato, peeled, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise (yam, about 8 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


  1. Cut tofu into eight 1/2-inch-thick slices. Arrange on paper towels; drain 10 minutes. Spread both sides of each slice with mustard.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and ginger; sauté 1 minute. Add kale, sweet potato, and lime juice. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until potato is tender and kale is wilted, about 12 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in another large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add tofu; cover and cook until heated through and crisp, about 2 minutes per side (some mustard seeds may fall off tofu).
  4. Arrange kale and sweet potato mixture on plate. Overlap tofu slices atop vegetables and serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

I was initially really unsure of mustard + lime + kale, but oh my gosh! This was so delicious! I used 2 sweet potatoes and 1/4 cup of lime juice to extend the meal. Thank you so very much.

4 5

I thought this was a great meal. My kids didn't like the kale, though. It might have been because i used lemon juice instead of lime (didn't have any). the tofu was great, i used deli style that has horseradish in it. i found i had to put the mustard on one side, cook it and then spread the mustard on the other side before i flipped it. definitely going to double it next time since there are 5 of us

5 5

This is very good. I would like to use the Dijon mustard with the seeds, but I'd hurt my wrist and couldn't open the jar. I settled for another Dijon already open. For the same reason, THIS time the ginger was pre-ground. I also couldn't slice the yam that thin this time, so cooked it a little longer before adding the rest. I'm glad to see ideas for making flavorful tofu; thank you very much, and I'll be playing around with this general concept, plus going back to make this at least once without adaptations.