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Life-changing Tofu


  • Author: Lynn
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
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Ingredients

  • 300 g of natural tofu
  • 40 g of all-natural nut butter  (I love it with peanut butter, cashew butter and almond butter, but tahini works as well)
  • 2 tablespoons of tamari
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of lime juice (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons of toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Press the tofu for at least 30 minutes using one of the methods explained in the blog post.
  2. Tear it into random shapes using your fingers, not a knife. Mix the nut butter, tamari, apple cider vinegar and lime juice and whisk well. If it’s too thick, add a bit more tamari and 1-2 tablespoons of water.
  3. Heat the oil on medium heat, then add the tofu to the pan. Let it sizzle for a couple of minutes so the edges can become nice and crispy. Take your time to fry all sides of the tofu, so all the edges become crispy.
  4. Turn of the heat, then immediately add the sauce and toss the tofu constantly. You want the sauce to cover all tofu bits. It will stick to the tofu like a coat and dry up as you toss it.
  5. Quickly add the sesame seeds before the sauce becomes too dry.
  6. Let it cool for a moment, then serve warm. It also tastes delicious when enjoyed cold, such as in spring rolls.

Notes

  • I love peanut butter, but cashew butter or almond butter make this recipe even healthier.
  • Tahini also works well, but you might want to add a  bit of sweetness to the sauce, such as a teaspoon of maple syrup or coconut blossom sugar.