Spinach, Mushroom, & Tofu Turnover

February 3, 2012

Most people who meet me will quickly learn that on the top five list of my favorite hobbies and passions, eating and cooking healthy is super important to me. In a world where healthy eating habits seem to have been flushed down the toilet, the farthest thought on a lot of people’s minds this upcoming weekend is, “What healthy snacks can I make for the Super Bowl?” Granted I’m not a sports fan at all, but I do love getting together with friends….so I’m going to a Super Bowl party this weekend and I vowed to bring some treats!   
Spinach, Mushroom, & Tofu Turnovers

1 12oz pkg of tofu (Silken Extra Firm), mashed
2 cups of spinach, chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped
5 small mushrooms, diced finely
1 tablespoon basil
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp garam marsala
1 tsp garlic powder
dash of salt & pepper
juice from 1/2 small lime
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 Tsp Earth Balance butter, melted
2 sheet of puff pastry/phyllo dough 
(homemade or butter-free store bought)

If purchasing store bought dough, leave it out till it is completely thawed. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Saute chopped onions and mushrooms. Mash tofu with a fork, adding to tender onions, along. Add all spices, lime juice, and spinach. Cook till spinach is wilted.  Once dough is thawed, cut the sheets into squares. Lightly brush each square of dough with butter, then add about a spoonful of filling. Fold over to create a triangle. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
Now, granted the puff pastry portion is definitely not super healthy, but it is a snack that I think most people would enjoy and is different then the average Super Bowl fare. I’m also considering making a “dirty rice” dish I read about in the Huffington Post, which sounds amazing. Are you watching the game this year? 
If so, what are you snacking on? 

5 thoughts on “Spinach, Mushroom, & Tofu Turnover

  1. Colette

    I love spinage recipes and this looks so yummy! I will have to try it sometime 😉
    By the way, thank you for stopping by my corner of the web.
    Have a good weekend!

  2. Wore Out

    These might be the perfect way to get the BF over his fear of tofu. We munched on tons of snacks last night during the game but none as classy as these. Great post!


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