Baked tofu, crisp veggies, & creamy sauce.
A big time favorite in our house, this peanut butter pasta dish is sure to please…as long as you like peanut butter.
– 1 cup natural peanut butter
– 1/4 cup soy sauce
– 1/2 cup non-dairy milk (we recommend unsweetened almond milk)
– 1 T rice vinegar
– 1 T gochujang/hot sauce
– 1 t sesame oil (optional)
– 1 t ground ginger
– 1 t onion powder
– 1 t garlic powder
– black pepper (to taste)
Add more soy sauce to achieve your desired saltiness.
Add more non-dairy milk to achieve your desired consistency.
Combine peanut butter, soy sauce, and non-dairy milk in a bowl. Mixing these ingredients gets way worse before it gets better, but eventually you will have a smooth and creamy sauce. Add additional non-dairy milk if necessary. Stir in the remaining ingredients until well combined. Set aside.
Crispy Baked Tofu:
– 1 block of super firm tofu (cubed)
– 1/4 cup soy sauce
– 4 T cornstarch
Preheat the oven to 400º Fahrenheit. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Extra firm or super firm tofu works best for a recipe like this. Cube the tofu and pour the soy sauce evenly over the pieces. In a mixing bowl, sprinkle the cornstarch over the tofu cubes and stir to coat each piece. Spread the tofu onto the baking sheet evenly. Leaving space in between the cubes will insure the crispiness of each piece.
Bake for 30 minutes. Flip the tofu every ten minutes.
Peanut Butter Pasta:
– 8oz pasta (we used red lentil penne)
– peanut sauce
– crispy baked tofu
– 2 carrots (thin coins or shredded)
– 3 radishes (thinly sliced)
– 1/2 yellow onion (diced)
– 1 T sesame oil/vegetable stock
Optional – cilantro, lime, or sesame seeds for garnish
Add any other vegetable of choice, the options are endless with this recipe.
While the tofu is baking, chop the vegetables and sauté the onion until soft, set aside. You can use oil, stock or water for sautéing. During the last ten minutes of the tofu bake, prepare a pot of water to boil the pasta. Remove the tofu from the oven, drain the pasta and combine all of the ingredients together. Give it a thorough stir to make sure the delicious sauce covers everything.
Serve & enjoy!