This is a perfect blend sweet and sour goodness. Plus, who doesn't love crisp tofu? The technique of coating the tofu with some cornstarch before pan-frying them helps to create a crisp crust.

Sweet Lime Glazed Tofu [Vegan]

Serves

1-2

Cooking Time

30

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Ingredients

For the Tofu:

  • 2 blocks extra firm tofu, sliced into cubes
  • 1 heaping tbsp corn starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, sliced into squares
  • 1 onion, sliced into squares
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, for frying

For the Glaze:

  • 3 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce/liquid aminos
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon corn starch, diluted in 1 tablespoon water
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Preparation

  1. Dry the tofu and cut into cubes. I wrap the tofu in towels and place a plate on top of it until excess liquid is absorbed by the towels.
  2. Sprinkle the salt on the tofu cubes. Add the cornstarch. Coat the tofu well.
  3. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the sauce except the cornstarch mixture.
  4. In a pan, heat around 1 1/2 tbsp of oil and then fry the tofu cubes until crisp and golden. You may need to turn around the tofu cubes.
  5. Take out the tofu and sauté the onions and bell peppers in a little oil. Add in the glaze ingredients except the corn starch + water.
  6. Cook the sauce until it boils then lower hear before adding in the cornstarch mixture. Mix until thick.
  7. Add in the tofu and cook until the sauce is well incorporated.
  8. Serve with a bowl of rice or noodles and enjoy while hot!
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Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 268 | Carbs: 26 g | Fat: 15 g | Protein: 14 g | Sodium: 908 mg | Sugar: 17 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.