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Sweet & Sour Tofu

This recipe is so easy and delicious. Try serving it over a steaming bowl of brown rice with a side of crisp, stir fried bok choi or gai lan. Try it tonight!


  • 2 lb tofu
  • 2 Tbsp olive oli
  • 1/3 cup tamari or Bragg’s


  • 1 1/2-2 Tbsp grated ginger
  • 1/2 cup and 2 Tbsp turbinado sugar
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp tamari
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp arrowroot powder mixed in 1/4 cup cold water


  1. Cut the tofu into 1/4 inch slices or 1/2 inch chunks.
  2. Brown the tofu in a frying pan with the olive oil and tamari or Bragg’s.
  3. Place all the sauce ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil, then simmer until the sugar dissolves and the sauce begins to thicken.
  4. Place the tofu in a baking pan and cover it with the sauce.
  5. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes.


Recipe reproduced from The Salt Spring Experience: Recipes for Body, Mind and Spirit.
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Photo by: Stiefen Schlingen

One thought on "Sweet & Sour Tofu"

  • This looks fabulous. I will be sharing on my blog and twittering it. I was horrified for a second when I looked at the image as I thought it was meat and then I read the title: sweet and sour tofu! It looked too real! But I love tofu and always looking for new ways to cook it. Thanks for posting this great recipe!

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