Balsamic Blitz Burger: Balsamic grilled tofu, strawberry balsamic glaze, sprinkled with coconut bacon

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Balsamic Grilled Tofu:tofu title


  • 1 14-oz package of organic tofu, sliced into 1/2 inch thick steaks
  • Marinade Ingredients:
    • 1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar
      2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
      1 Tablespoon maple syrup
      2 cloves of garlic, minced
      2 teaspoons dried rosemary


  1. In a mixing bowl combine your marinade ingredients and whisk until combined.  Add your tofu steaks to an 8 x 8 baking dish and cover with your marinade.  Let it rest for 1 hour, flipping half way through (if you can marinate your tofu for even longer do it!  More flavors will develop.).
  2. Heat your cast iron grill pan to medium – high heat (or toss it on your grill!).  Add your tofu steaks and grill for about 3-5 minutes on each side, until those beautiful grill marks appear!  Sprinkle with salt, if desired

Strawberry Balsamic Glaze:title


  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, washed, stems removed, and cut into quarters
  • 3/4 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


  1. Combine your balsamic vinegar , maple syrup, and garlic in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and add your strawberries, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for approximately 10 minutes.

Coconut bacon:title


  • 3 1/2 Cups organic unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 Tablespoons Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids (OR gluten-free Tamari)
  • 1 Tablespoon dark maple syrup
  • 1 – 2 Tablespoons liquid smoke


  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.  In a mixing bowl combine your Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids (or Tamari, if using), maple syrup, liquid smoke, and whisk to combine.  Add your coconut flakes and toss until they’re fully coated.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and add your coated flaked coconut.  Pop them in the oven for 10-15 minutes, tossing every 5 minutes, to ensure all pieces are thoroughly cooked (and not burning!).


  1. Prepare your balsamic grilled tofu, balsamic glazed strawberries (see, I told it was a balsamic BLITZ!), and coconut bacon.
  2. Add your prepared tofu to your bottom bun, pour over your balsamic glazed strawberries, and sprinkled with the coconut bacon; add the top of your bun.
  3. Enjoy eating whole!IMG_5894s  IMG_5896sIMG_5917sIMG_5914s IMG_5904s


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