Easy vegan lemon tofu
Easy vegan lemon tofu recipe. Delicious oven baked tofu in a sweet and sour sauce. Healthy vegan lunch or dinner idea. Author: Krista, www.bunnymommycooks.com
    Servings Prep Time
    2 10min
    Cook Time
    Servings Prep Time
    2 10min
    Cook Time
    For the oven-baked tofu:
    • 250g of extra firm or firm tofu(already pressed at least 30 minutes before using)
    • 2tablespoons of soy sauce
    • 1tablespoon of lemon juice
    For the lemon sauce:
    • 100g of leek
    • 50ml of vegetable broth
    • 3tablespoons of lemon juice
    • 1tablespoon of soy sauce
    • 1tablespoon of agave syrup
    • 1tablespoon of toasted sesame seeds
    • 1teaspoon of grated lemon zest
    • 10g of fresh chopped parsley
    • 1teaspoon of cornstarch
    • 3tablespoons of water
    • some oil for cooking
    Other ingredients:
    • 160g of rice(or other side dish of your choice)
    1. heat the oven to 220°C/430°F and meanwhile cut the pressed tofu block in small cubes. Then place them in a bowl, pour over soy sauce and lemon juice, mix well and set aside for a few minutes;
    2. line a baking tray with parchment paper and once the oven is hot enough, place the tofu cubes on the baking tray by avoiding that they touch each other. Place the baking tray in the oven and bake the tofu cubes for 10 – 15 minutes;
    3. put your chosen side dish, for example, rice, to cook;
    4. while tofu is baking, cut the leek in small pieces and cook it in a frying pan in small amount of oil for a few minutes until it becomes soft;
    5. add grated lemon zest, lemon juice, soy sauce, agave syrup and vegetable broth into the frying pan, mix well and let it cook on low heat/flame for a few minutes. Do some tasting and, if necessary, regulate the salinity/sweetness/acidity by adding extra soy sauce, agave syrup or lemon juice;
    6. once the tofu has become slightly brown (be careful not to burn it!), take it out from the oven and set aside;
    7. in a glass mix together cornstarch with water and add it into the frying pan. Immediately add also chopped parsley and sesame seeds and mix everything together. Once the liquid starts to become thicker, add the tofu cubes and mix well in order to coat them with the lemon sauce;
    8. serve immediately with the side dish of your choice.