Crisp and zesty lemon pepper tofu! A simple plant-based meal that even the non-tofu lovers will enjoy. Serve it with rice and your go-to veggie sides for a perfectly balanced meal.
Lemon Pepper Tofu
Tofu is typically that one food that people either love or hate. It has the potential to take on so many flavors, but if it isn’t prepared correctly it can just be, well, meh.
This crispy lemon pepper tofu with a lemon butter sauce may just change that! It’s seriously an ideal weeknight meal. It comes together in 30 minutes, and pairs well with brown rice and a side of veggies.
The tofu is tossed together in a few simple seasonings like lemon zest, garlic powder, black pepper and tapioca flour, then lightly pan-fried until golden brown.
The lemon butter sauce is made from vegan butter, honey, lemon juice and some spices. It’s 100% optional since the tofu is flavorful enough on its own, but it adds such a delicious glaze to this recipe that I highly recommend it!
Serve it over your favorite grain with some roasted veggies. It’s a great way to incorporate plant-based protein into your dinner rotation, and a dish that the whole family will love!
One of the best things about this recipe is that the tofu comes out crispy, without the need to press it for hours.
Blotting the tofu dry with a dish rag is key in getting the tofu to crisp up while pan-frying. I like to wrap it in a thin dish cloth and pat it dry for a few minutes.
The tapioca flour is another key ingredient that helps with that brown coating. The tofu is coated in the flour along with some spices, then pan-fried in oil until golden brown.
If you don’t have tapioca flour, you can substitute all-purpose flour, cornstarch or arrowroot flour.
This flavorful lemon pepper tofu is light, easy to make, and the perfect weeknight meal when you’re craving something nutritious!
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