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

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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.
Sarah Cobacho (plantbaes.com)
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes

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Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 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

Sauce

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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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