Recipe: This Asian-Style Tofu Bowl Makes Plant-Based Eating Easy

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asian-style tofu bowl recipe
Tofu is an incredible source of plant-based protein that can make a super delicious addition to a number of dishes. In saying that, it can also be really hard to get right! If you’re not careful, you can end up with tasteless, rubbery tofu… and no one wants that.
Lucky for you though, food blogger and recipe developer, Leah Itsines, has got a sure-fire solution that will teach you how to prep and cook tasty tofu in no time. This simple and easy Asian-style tofu is super versatile and perfect added to stir-fries, curries, salads, wraps or burgers.
asian-style tofu bowl recipe
Image: Leah Itsines

RECIPE: Asian-Style Tofu Bowl

Serves: 2
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes


300g firm tofu, sliced thinly
1/4 cup dark soy sauce (use tamari for gluten-free option)
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 spring onion stalk, sliced thinly
1cm piece of ginger, grated
1/2 tsp sesame seeds
1/2 lime, juiced
1. Slice the tofu in thin strips and lay flat on a chopping board. Place a paper towel over the top of the tofu and press down to draw out any excess water. Flip the tofu on the other side and repeat with a fresh tea towel.
2. If the tofu still looks watery, do the same as above but place a heavy object (frying pan, canned goods) on top and allow to draw out for 15 minutes.
3. Add all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix well. Leave to marinate for 15 minutes.
4. Add a small touch of olive oil to a non-stick pan and heat over medium heat.
5. Add the tofu to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until lightly golden brown.
6. Add to a stir-fry, rice bowl or any of your favourite combos and EAT!
For more meal prep ideas from our Lunch with Leah series, be sure to check out the recipe for her bunless turkey burgers and honey soy chicken skewers

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