Vegan Sticky Orange Sesame Tofu

Vegan Sticky Orange Sesame Tofu

This sweet and savory tofu can instantly turn any veggie stir-fry or bowl into a hearty meal.

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Serves: 4

A bright pop of sweet citrus from juicy oranges pair wonderfully with umami soy sauce and fiery ginger in this tofu recipe from the One Green Planet cookbook. Serve over rice with vegetables, in a savory lunch wrap, or toss with noodles. 

What you need:

For the tofu:
1 block firm tofu, pressed and cubed
1 teaspoon tapioca flour 
1 teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon salt

For the orange sesame sauce:
⅓ cup soy sauce 
⅓ cup maple syrup
3 tablespoon tomato paste
3 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground ginger 
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds 

What you do:

  1. For the tofu, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Into a large mixing bowl, place all ingredients. Toss well. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven.
  2. For the sauce, into a medium mixing bowl, add all ingredients. Mix well. 
  3. Into a saucepan over medium heat, add sauce and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until sauce starts to thicken and reduce. Turn off heat. 
  4. To saucepan, add tofu and gently mix to coat. Serve warm.