General Tso’s Tofu (Meal-Prep)

Author: Sarah Cobacho

Published: January 1, 2023

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Welcome back to Sunday Meal Prep! Today we are recreating a takeaway favourite, General Tso chicken, but making it plant-based and super nourishing. This dish is packed with flavour and texture, making it a great option to spice up your meal prep options.

I’m having lots of fun turning classic takeaway meals into nourishing plant-based meal prep, so let me know in the comments which one you’d like to see next ????

General Tso’s Tofu

A plant-based, nourishing take on the classic General Tso’s chicken, packed with flavor and texture. Perfect for spicing up your meal prep options.
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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes


Servings 4


  • 600 g tofu, diced in cubes
  • 1 broccoli head, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 capsicum, diced
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 cups brown rice, cooked
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes


  • 3 tbsp tamari
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • ¾ cups vegetable stock (low-sodium preferred)
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1.5 tbsp tapioca starch
  • 3 tbsp water


  • Bake the tofu cubes in the air fryer at 350 degrees F (180 C) for 15 minutes. If using an oven, bake at 400 degrees F (200 C) for 20 minutes.
  • In a large pan, stir fry the diced broccoli, capsicum, and carrots for 5 minutes. Use water to deglaze the pan if needed. Remove the vegetables from the pan and set aside.
  • Squeeze the juice of half a lime over the stir-fried vegetables.
  • In a bowl, combine the tamari, hoisin, vegetable stock, rice vinegar, and maple syrup to make the sauce.
  • Combine the tapioca starch and water to make a slurry.
  • In the same pan, add the sesame oil, minced garlic, minced ginger, and chilli flakes. Cook for a couple of minutes until the mixture becomes fragrant.
  • Add the baked tofu, prepared sauce, and slurry to the pan. Cook until the sauce starts to thicken.
  • Serve the tofu with cooked brown rice and the stir-fried vegetables. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top before serving. Enjoy your meal!

Per Serving

Calories 422kcalCarbohydrates 51gProtein 27gFat 15gSodium 780mgFiber 6gVitamin A 355IUVitamin C 101mgCalcium 617mgIron 6mg
COURSE Main Course
CUISINE Asian-Inspired
KEYWORDS Easy Dinner, High Protein, Meal Prep, Tofu Recipe
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