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Orange Tofu Recipe (Vegan, High Protein, Gluten Free)

This Orange Tofu recipe is a great vegan alternative to orange chicken! A healthy gluten free high protein vegan dinner.  This tofu is fantastic to serve with vegetable stir fry and some freshly steamed sticky rice.

This vegan orange chicken tofu recipe has a bright and flavorful sauce made with orange juice and spices. A tasty and healthy dinner to make on busy weeknights.

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We absolutely love this easy orange tofu recipe – it’s bright, flavorful, and SO good with your favorite sauteed veggies. Orange chicken used to be a favorite of mine growing up – but I had to find a way to make it plant-based.

For a delicious & flavorful sauce, I used liquid aminos instead of soy sauce. Liquid aminos have a similar flavor to soy sauce. We always keep a few bottles of this in our pantry!  It gives a great umami flavor to the orange tofu. 

This Vegan Orange Tofu Recipe Is:

  • Fresh
  • Bright
  • Vibrant
  • Citrus-y
  • Tangy
  • Sweet
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free!

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Make Orange Chicken Vegan for a Healthy Version

This vegan orange chicken recipe is a simple way to get extra veggies in your diet. I’m all about making recipes plant-based when I can. Vegan cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around vegan pantry staples and swapping in a few plant-based ingredients you can make healthier meals for you and your family. I made a list of my 125 favorite vegan pantry ingredients that we use on a weekly basis, and check out all my vegan recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meatless and dairy free meals for your table.

What’s In This Baked Orange Tofu Recipe?

Garlic, Green Onions, Fresh Ginger Root – I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

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Sheet Pan Tofu Recipes For the Win!

This easy orange tofu is the perfect sheet pan dinner!  I love a good sheet pan meal, especially during these fall months when the weather starts to turn cooler. Cooking on a sheet pan is one of my favorite ways to get a meal on the table fast.

All the food gets cooked on a single pan, which makes cleaning up a breeze. And the oven does all the work for you, so you can focus on other kitchen prep while the food cooks. Sheet pan meals are awesome for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – check out my link here to see other healthy sheet pan meals that are ready in no time!

How Do I Make Vegan Orange Chicken?

For the Tofu

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, tear the tofu right off the block into large chunks, about 1 square inch.  Place the tofu in the bowl, and toss it with corn starch, sunflower oil, garlic salt, and turmeric. Mix well to combine.  
  3. Place coated tofu on the lined sheet pan, and bake for 40 minutes, flipping halfway.

For the Sauce

  1. In a large saucepan, add the sunflower oil, garlic, and ginger root. Sauté over low heat for 4-5 minutes until garlic and ginger begin to brown.
  2. Add the liquid aminos, orange juice and chili flakes and bring to a boil. 
  3. Whisk in the corn starch to thicken the sauce, and continue to stir over low heat.
  4. Once tofu has finished cooking, toss with the orange sauce. Top with sesame seeds and green onion, and serve with rice and veggies.  Enjoy!

 

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Orange Tofu

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This Orange Tofu is a great vegan alternative to orange chicken, without the salt! A healthy gluten free high protein vegan dinner.  This tofu is fantastic to serve with vegetable stir fry and some freshly steamed sticky rice.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 164 kcal

Equipment

  • Sheet Pan

Ingredients
  

For the Crispy Tofu

For the Orange Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger root minced
  • 1 teaspoon liquid aminos or low sodium tamari
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch

Instructions
 

For the Tofu

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, tear the tofu right off the block into large chunks, about 1 square inch.  Place the tofu in the bowl, and toss it with corn starch, sunflower oil, garlic salt, and turmeric. Mix well to combine.
  • Place coated tofu on the lined sheet pan, and bake for 40 minutes, flipping halfway.

For the Sauce

  • In a large saucepan, add the sunflower oil, garlic, and ginger root. Saute over low heat for 4-5 minutes until garlic and ginger begin to brown.
  • Add the liquid aminos, orange juice and chili flakes and bring to a boil.
  • Whisk in the corn starch to thicken the sauce, and continue to stir over low heat.
  • Once tofu has finished cooking, toss with the orange sauce. Top with sesame seeds and green onion, and serve with rice and veggies.  Enjoy!

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Notes

Save Money on Organic Produce!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market - they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
If you think organic produce is too expensive... think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

Nutrition

Calories: 164kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 8gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 60mgPotassium: 123mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 148IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 138mgIron: 2mg
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5 Comments

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  2. Laura Lee Carty

    5 stars
    This is by far the best orange tofu recipe I’ve made. Best flavors and I loved it although I tore and cut my tofu pieces too small so next time I need to be mindful about that.

  3. Dianna Easterling

    5 stars
    Great! I’m trying to cook lower sodium dishes, which tend to be kinda blah. This had alot of flavor, I didnt even miss the tons of tamari I used to use in my tofu dishes. I think next time I’ll grate some orange peel on the final product, other than that I’ll keep the recipe as is. Thanks!

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