Sweet and Sour Tofu Recipe

By October 30, 2019Vegan Recipes

Sweet and Sour Tofu RecipeToday I’ll show you how to make my saucy, sweet and sour tofu recipe. Served with rice, noodles, or veggies, this flavourful high protein recipe is yummy for a weeknight dinner, food prep, or to show your non-vegan friends how yummy tofu can be.

To make this easy sweet and sour sauce for the tofu, all you need is pineapple juice, coconut sugar, rice vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, and cornstarch. Cook it up with your tofu of choice and enjoy on top of anything you desire.

Sweet and Sour TofuRelated Recipe: Tofu Veggie Bowl with Garlic Cashew Sauce

How To Make: Sweet and Sour Tofu

Tofu is a super versatile ingredient. It’s something that a lot of vegans love to eat (myself included). The thing with tofu is that it’s super easy to make bland and boring BUT it’s also super easy to make delicious, flavourful, and exciting. It just needs a little bit of special attention to reach its potential, just like all of us do.

Feel free to share & print my recipe below to make your own sweet and sour tofu! Or you can watch me on YouTube show you how to make it!

INGREDIENTS FOR SWEET AND SOUR TOFU

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SWEET AND SOUR TOFU

  1. To make sweet and sour tofu, you first want to press the block of tofu. This helps to get the access water out of the tofu to help it absorb more of the yummy marinade. To do this, you just have to wrap the block in a paper towel or a clean kitchen towel and lay something heavy (I typically use a cast iron pan or 2) on top of it for a minimum of 15 minutes or overnight.
  2. Heat some oil in a skillet on medium-high heat.
  3. Add your tofu cubes and stir occasionally, until they are golden and lightly crisp on all sides. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  4. Add more oil, or water to the skillet and toss in the veggies. Cook until tender. Set aside.
  5. In a medium saucepan, combine pineapple juice, coconut sugar, rice vinegar, ketchup, and soy sauce or tamari. Stir constantly.
  6. Stir in the cornstarch slurry (cornstarch mixed with water) and bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat and let the sauce reduce, stirring until sauce is thick and glossy.
  8. Toss tofu, veggies, and sauce together in the skillet, until well coated. Start with half of the sauce, add more as needed. Save some sauce on the side for people to add more to their dish as desired.
  9. Serve on top of rice or noodles. Top with sesame seeds.

I’ve created easy-to-follow instructions below! You can also watch me on YouTube show you how to make it!

Sweet and Sour Tofu Vegan RecipeHey, I’m Candice & welcome to The Edgy Veg! I veganize popular food recipes for vegans, plant-based diets, eco-conscious eaters & people who are trying to eat more plants over… y’know animals or by-products of animals. I hope you enjoy this tasty vegan recipe!

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Sweet and Sour Tofu Recipe

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Today I'll show you how to make this saucy, sweet and sour tofu recipe. Served with rice, noodles, or veggies, this flavourful high protein recipe is yummy for a weeknight dinner, food prep, or to show your non-vegan friends how yummy tofu can be.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4-6 servings
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Sweet & Sour Tofu Sauce
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How to Press Tofu
  1. Remove the tofu from the package and wrap with a clean dish towel.
  2. Place the tofu on a cutting board, and cover with a baking sheet, and something heavy, like a cast iron pan or two. Press for a minimum of 15 mins or up to overnight.

  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add a touch of oil.
  2. Add cubed tofu and cook stirring occasionally, until all sides are golden brown. Remove tofu from skillet and set aside.
  3. Add vegetables to the skillet with a touch of oil or water and cook until tender. Set aside.
  4. Meanwhile, add pineapple juice, coconut sugar, rice vinegar, ketchup, tamari or soy sauce to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir constantly.
  5. Stir in the cornstarch slurry and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce to a simmer, and stir until thickened.
  7. Mix the tofu, veggies and sauce together in the skillet, until well coated. Start with half the sauce and add more as needed, saving some for others to add additional sauce to their preference.
  8. Serve atop rice or noodles of choice and garnish with sesame seeds.

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