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Orange Tofu

The Herbeevore
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 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 164 kcal


  • Sheet Pan


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


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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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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