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Sweet and Sour Tofu
Mains,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

Sweet and Sour Tofu

Here is my recipe for Sweet and Sour Tofu on Rice – perfect for #MeatFreeMonday and it is Vegan & Gluten-free too. Trust me – it is DELICIOUS. 

The secret to making delicious tofu  (in my opinion anyway) is to:

1. Drain your Tofu on a kitchen towel

2. Cook in a delicious sauce

3. Bake or Fry it.

All About Tofu

I love Tofu and believe it is highly underrated – It is a fantastic source of plant protein and just last month I made this recipe too: Sweet and Salty Baked Tofu

This Sweet and Sour version is served over a bed of rice, but you could also serve with noodles.

So, with all that in mind, here is the recipe,



 Sweet and Sour Tofu

Sweet and Sour Tofu 

Sweet and Sour Tofu

Here is my recipe for Sweet and Sour Tofu dinner – perfect for #MeatFreeMonday and it is Vegan & Gluten free too. Trust me it is DELICIOUS 😍
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Baked Tofu, black rice, Tofu, vegan, vegan lunch
Servings 2


  • 1 400g Firm Tofu Block
  • 1/3 cup Maizena cornflour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Oil for frying
  • ½ cup Sweet & Sour Sauce


  • Remove tofu from plastic and allow to drain for 15 minutes on a clean kitchen towel (with another clean Kitchen Towel and pan placed on top of the tofu)
  • Slice the block of tofu into four slices and then those slices into three of four chunks. Basically cut into cubes 😊
  • Place the tofu chunks into a bowl with the cornflour, salt, coriander and paprika. Toss well so tofu is fully coated in the flour
  • Heat a thin layer of coconut or sunflower oil in a pan on medium-high heat. Fry tofu for around 12- 15 minutes, flipping until golden brown.
  • 5.Pour over the sauce and heat through for a minute
  • Serve with rice, sesame seeds and greens

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