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

This recipe was a lot of work - took more than 10 min. prep. The tofu had to be dried so the mustard would stick. The flavors didn't blend, so it was unsatisfying to us.

Peprich December 07, 2015

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.

yogiclarebear May 21, 2013

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

MargoMart March 29, 2010

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