Want Thai flavor without the peanuts? Try this simple, delicious crispy tofu coated in Thai almond butter sauce! Creamy almond butter stands in for the classic peanut butter in a sauce with spicy, sweet, umami flavor. It's the perfect sauce for this crispy baked tofu or for noodles.

Crispy Thai Almond Butter Tofu [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Serves

2-3

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Ingredients

  • 1 14-ounce block extra firm tofu
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1-2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • Fresh ginger, as desired
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • Water, as needed
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Preparation

  1. Cube tofu and bake (plain) at 400°F until semi-poofy/crispy (about 30 minutes).
  2. In a pot or bowl, mix 2 tablespoons almond butter with juice of half a lime, 1-2 tablespoons soy sauce, finely grated ginger to taste, and 1 tablespoon sweetener.
  3. You can add water to thin it out but even a tablespoon of water can take it from too thick to too thin, so add slowly.
  4. Taste to make sure it’s sweet, salty, and soy sauce-y enough. Mix in tofu and serve.

Notes

Inspired by Minimalist Baker

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