These irresistible, coconut-dusted granola “bites” are lightly sweet, with a delicious combination of oats, nuts, and seeds inside. They are essentially my no-bake granola bars (a popular recipe on my blog) in ball form. I’ve learned that rolling the oats mixture into balls is way easier than slicing them into bars. Plus, they’re more portable this way.
Miso paste comes in a variety of colors from red to yellow and white, and the darker the miso, the stronger its taste. Since miso is very high in sodium, pair it with low-sodium items for the best balance or opt for low-sodium miso paste.
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
- 1/2 bunch collards, larger leaves torn (about 5 ounces)
- 4 scallions, thinly sliced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon lemon pepper or Japanese seasoning salt such as Shichimi
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 2 sheets of dried seaweed (nori) or 1 sheet of kelp
- 2 tablespoons miso paste
- 1 14-ounce extra firm tofu, diced into 1/2-inch wide cubes
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place half the oil in a bowl along with the collards. Rub the oil onto the leaves, and transfer to two baking sheets. Spread out the leaves in a single layer and transfer to the oven. Bake 7 to 9 minutes, until the collards are crisp. While the collards are baking, prepare the soup.
Warm the remaining oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the scallions, garlic, and lemon pepper or seasoning salt. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring often, until the scallions soften. Add the broth, 1 cup of water, and seaweed or kelp. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes until the seaweed or kelp softens. Add the miso and whisk well. Add the tofu and cook 1 minute more to warm the tofu. Transfer the soup to four bowls and top with the crispy collards. Serve immediately.
(Serving 2 cups plus 1 cup crispy kale) 190 calories, 11 g protein, 12 g carbohydrates, 8 g sugars, 9 g fat (1 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 712 mg sodium
For Vata: Swap the collards for 2 pints of chopped Brussels sprouts.
For Pitta: No add-ins required! This recipe is just right.
For Kapha: Add a pinch of hot chili or add 1 thinly sliced jalapeño when you cook the scallions.