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Garbanzo Nut Olive Marinara on Pan Fried Tofu

What you need: 

1 small onion, diced
1-2 garlic clove(s), minced
1/2 teaspoon each basil, oregano, thyme (or Italian blend seasoning)
6 green/black olives with 3 tablespoon of its juice
1 ripe tomato, chopped
1/4 cup red cooking wine
1 cup of tomato juice
1 12 oz. can of garbanzo beans (chickpea)
1/4 cup pine nuts
salt and pepper to taste
extra firm tofu
light olive oil

What you do: 

Spray a small skillet with cooking oil and heat on high. Sauté onions and garlic until tender, spraying with more oil if needed. Reduce heat to medium high. Add spices, olives with their juice, and tomato and continue cooking until liquid evaporates. Add vegan cooking wine and tomato juice and bring to a boil. Add garbanzo beans and pine nuts and stir. Reduce heat to low, cover and let mixture simmer for about 10 minutes.
In frying pan, heat olive oil. Cut tofu lengthwise about one inch thick. Fry tofu in pan until crispy on both sides.
To serve: Place Crispy Tofu steaks on Plate and pour Garbanzo Nut Olive Marinara sauce over Tofu.

Preparation Time: 
20 minutes
Cooking Time: 


Oh my goodness.  This is my recipe!  I posted this back in 2002!!  :). Too cool!  Can't believe it's been 15 years.  I had forgotten about this until I found an old printout I had of it.  Ha!  Thanks for keeping it ;)

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