Sweet and savory honey garlic tofu! Serve it over rice with your favorite side of veggies for a delicious meatless dinner that’s packed with plant-based protein and flavor.
Honey Garlic Tofu
If you’re trying to eat more plant-forward and don’t know where to start, you’ll love this recipe! Crispy tofu bites tossed in a simple sweet honey garlic sauce are a perfect meatless meal.
They’re delicious over rice with a side of stir-fried veggies, or served in lettuce cups for a lighter twist.
Tofu is one of my favorite plant-based proteins to work with. It’s versatile, high in protein, and takes on whatever flavor you give it.
If prepared well, it can be the perfect protein to meal prep and serve in a salad, over a grain bowl, or even as a snack. (yes, I’ve totally snacked on leftover tofu before)
How to prepare your tofu
The trick to getting crispy tofu is to drain any excess liquid from its packaging and dry it completely. You can press the tofu for an extra 20-30 minutes to really remove the extra moisture, but I typically just give it a good pat.
Coating the tofu in some form of flour, like tapioca or cornstarch, helps brown the tofu and adds an extra layer of crisp.
To cook the tofu, you can either pan-fry or bake.
I chose to pan-fry my tofu for this recipe to keep the dishes to a minimum. It takes less time than baking, but a little more work since you have to stand over the pan. You simply pan fry the tofu cubes in a little oil for 25 minutes, rotating them every 5 minutes until all sides are brown.
Baking the tofu is another option if you wanted to set it in the oven while doing other things. It takes almost double the time, but still yields a crispy result. I like to bake mine at 375 F for about 40 minutes, flipping once mid way!
This recipe is simple to make, so flavorful, and perfect for anyone who’s looking for more vegetarian recipes. I can’t wait for you guys to try it!