One of the most requested recipes at Vegan Cooking is new ways to cook tofu. Many vegans rely on tofu as a constant source of protein in their diets and sticking to plain baked tofu can get boring. This version is slightly fried with spice from a poblano pepper. The crunchy exterior paired with tomato, onion, and pepper make it a great main dish that will switch up your normal tofu routine.
1/2 – 1 cup cooked quinoa for a more filling meal
1 package firm tofu
1/2 – 1 Spanish Onion- chopped
1 large tomato – chopped
1 poblano or jalapeno (poblano peppers are milder)
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp sea salt
Nutritional yeast – 2 small handfuls or more for desired taste
2-3 Tbsp grape seed oil or coconut oil
Drain and rinse tofu. Chop into small pieces. Heat oil in a pan at med – high heat. Fry tofu in pan with salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast for 3-4 minutes until lightly crisped. Add tomato, poblano (or jalapeno), and onion, and cook until desired softness of onion is achieved 2-3 minutes. Serve with cooked quinoa and enjoy.