IDEAL PROTEIN PHASE 1, 2 & 3 | SERVINGS: 1 | TOTAL TIME: 20 MIN

This vegan and weight-loss-friendly take on a traditional Caprese salad by Ideal Protein is a wonderful lunch option and picnic companion.

Ingredients:

8 ounces extra-firm tofu, in 1 block

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

2 cups spring mix greens or baby arugula

1 medium tomato, cut into 6 thick slices (or use 6 slices of different-coloured tomatoes)

1/4 cup (about 10) fresh basil leaves

1 tablespoon Ideal Protein Classic Balsamic Dressing

Flaky sea salt, to taste

Instructions:

Place the tofu on a small plate. Top with another small plate and weigh it down with a small weight, like a can of tuna. Let drain for about 10 minutes.

Pour off the water and slice the tofu into 6 slices.

Return tofu to the plate in a single layer and sprinkle with salt and vinegar. Let sit for five minutes.

Place the greens on a large plate. Pour the vinegar off from the tofu and over the greens and toss.

Fan the slices of tofu, tomato, and basil leaves over the greens, alternating each.

Thinly slice any remaining basil leaves and sprinkle on top.

Drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with salt and pepper, if desired.

Enjoy!

This recipe is from the Ideal Protein cookbook. Available from the clinic online store.