How could I marinate my tofu such that it fits well with my couscous salad which is seasoned with mint and lemon juice, and also contains cucumber, tomato and bell pepper and onions?

  • Are you asking what the method would be to marinate the tofu? Or are you asking what ingredients/flavors would go with the other ingredients in the salad, which would probably be closed as primarily opinion based.
    – Debbie M.
    Aug 9, 2016 at 19:22
  • @DebbieM both, actually, I have no idea what ingredients to use.
    – phant0m
    Aug 9, 2016 at 19:32
  • @DebbieM. I thought "ingredient selection" is on topic
    – phant0m
    Aug 9, 2016 at 19:33
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    Flavor pairing is off topic. Ingredient selection is something like "Which apple will stay firmer when baked in a pie?"
    – Catija
    Aug 9, 2016 at 19:35
  • I would add that we have a canonical question providing resources for finding flavor pairings.
    – Athanasius
    Aug 12, 2016 at 20:30

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As someone who makes their own tofu, I would season it with citrus juice or zest during the coagulation process. Since you are using store bought I would soak it in lemon juice and toasted sesame oil 8 hours before lightly frying it. You could also use a sesame oil and ponzu marinade.

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