Healthy Baked Tofu & Broccoli Bowl

January  2, 2021
1 Ratings
Photo by nicolelupu
  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Just like take-out! Quick and easy Asian inspired Vegan Tofu bowl. —nicolelupu

What You'll Need
  • Tofu Bowl Ingredients
  • 1 block of extra-firm tofu (cubed)
  • 1/4 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bunch broccoli florets (washed and cut)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • Sauce Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons grated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 6 tablespoons low sodium tamari (or low sodium soy sauce)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Cube your extra firm tofu into equal size pieces and lay on a sheet pan lined with a kitchen towel. Place another towel on top and top with another sheet pan, lay a heavy cast iron skillet, brick or heavy pot on top to press out the tofu and remove excess water. Allow to sit for 10 mins and up to 1 hour for best results.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Once the tofu is pressed add it to a large bowl and toss with salt, pepper and the garbanzo bean flour. Add 2 teaspoons of olive oil after coating with flour and toss so thoroughly coated.
  4. Place the tofu on a clean sheet pan lined with parchment paper, don't crowd the pan you want the tofu to be able to crisp on all sides. Bake for 25-30 mins turning once during baking.
  5. While the tofu bakes, make your sauce by whisking all ingredients together in large Pyrex.
  6. In a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil till hot then add in your broccoli florets. Cook 2-3 mins over medium heat until the edges of the broccoli just begin to get brown.
  7. Next, add in your sauce and tofu and cook everything together another 2-3 mins till the tofu is warmed and the sauce thickens. Serve over brown rice and top with sesame seeds and chili flakes if desired.

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