Crispy tofu is where it’s at. And this Crispy Tofu Bowl delivers on the crispiness that is needed. The lemon zesty tofu is the main attraction in this bowl but the roasted veg and rice complement the tofu rather nicely. If you are looking for an easy and delicious dinner, this is it.
all those vegan tofu recipes out there
There are a lot of vegan tofu recipes out there, it’s hard to know which one is best. I’m not saying mine is the best in the world, but it is pretty magical. The sticky, flavourful sauce full of ginger, garlic and lemon, and the beautiful texture on the outside- it’s divine. If you are a tofu lover, this vegan tofu recipe is for you. To be honest, I wouldn’t say raw tofu is my favourite. I love it baked or fried to produce a crispy outside. And the sauce is super important for me when it comes to my tofu. This sticky lemon sauce is mouthwatering and drool-worthy and does not disappoint.
I’ll be honest that this recipe hasn’t been Picky Husband Approved. Truthfully, he isn’t a fan of tofu. At all. Adam had been working out of town this past fall and I sent him a picture of this tofu dinner one night. I think he was so sick of having to cook for himself, that he admitted that it looked really good. So who knows maybe his opinion has changed since being on his own. I’ll have to test it out once he is back in town.
here are a few reasons why I love this crispy tofu bowl, so listen up!
- This is one of my favourite vegan tofu recipes. And I’m not just saying that because I created it! This vegan bowl has a ton of flavour and the outside is the perfect crispiness. The lemony sauce adds a nice sweetness and zestiness. And it just takes a little patience to get the tofu golden brown.
- It takes roughly an hour to make this lemon tofu, and it’s totally worth it. You will realize when your biting into the deliciously crispy tofu that patiently watching your tofu crisp for 3 minutes on each side was totally worth it. Patience is key.
- This tofu is pretty versatile. You could easily sub the rice for noodles, you can use whatever roasted veggie you want (I just love broccoli). The tofu is the star of the dish, it’s what makes the bowl. So you can change what you want to go with it. It’s like 5 meals in one.
I don’t know about you, but with a new year upon us, I love having a new staple dish. This vegan bowl is filling, flavour-packed and crispy. The sauce is sticky, garlicky and lemony. It’s a new year, and perhaps there are new resolutions (or maybe not). But let’s agree that we all indulge big time during the holidays and perhaps this vegan bowl is the perfect staple to get back to our healthier eating habits.