Vegan Maple-Glazed Tofu Recipe

Vegan Maple-Glazed Tofu Recipe

The sweet and salty combination of maple syrup and soy sauce make this maple-glazed tofu so utterly delicious. The addition of pineapple juice adds a fruity yet sweet flavour and also helps to make the glaze wonderfully sticky.

Tofu is such a good source of vegan protein, and discovering new tofu recipes can help you enjoy this nutritious plant-based ingredient even more.

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In need of food in a hurry? Our easy vegan maple-glazed tofu can be made in under 30 minutes if you press the tofu beforehand and makes a tasty vegan lunch

Tofu is one of the best vegan protein sources because it contains all nine amino acids, making it a complete vegan protein. It also absorbs flavour very well thanks to its porous texture so marinades beautifully. 

The one thing to remember about preparing tofu is that it has a high water content, and if that excess water is removed, your tofu benefits by being crispier. We’ve pressed the tofu between kitchen towels, but you can also use a tofu press or two plates, being careful not to break the tofu. 

This maple-glazed tofu is delicious served with a crispy salad for a light vegan lunch, or with rice and steamed veggies for a healthy vegan dinner.

Total Time: 45 minutes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4

Rating:  

Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients

Method

Ingredients

(Servings: 4)

  • 100 100 grams firm tofu
  • 0.25 0.25 Tbsp olive oil
  • 31.25 31.25 ml pineapple juice
  • 31.25 31.25 ml maple syrup
  • 0.25 0.25 Tbsp soy sauce

Method

  1. Drain the tofu and press with kitchen paper to remove excess water. Cut into eight slices, approximately 1 cm/½ inch thick.
  2. Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the tofu on both sides for 5–8 minutes, turning gently, or until golden.
  3. Meanwhile, put the pineapple juice, maple syrup, soy sauce and mustard in a bowl and stir thoroughly to combine. Pour the mixture over the tofu in the pan and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes, turning the tofu once.
  4. Serve the tofu slices warm or cold, on a bed of mixed salad leaves.

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