For the vegan health nuts out there! And any other curious eaters who want to gobble on these wholesome and scrumptious snacks, prepared in minutes.

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Quick, Simple Tofu Snacks

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 1 appetizer plate, or 4 side servings

Ingredients

  • Tofu - 8 ounces extra firm tofu, cut into about 1 inch by 1/2 inch pieces
  • Wheat germ - 2 tablespoons
  • Nutritional yeast - 2 tablespoons
  • Raw sesame seeds - 1 tablespoon
  • Black pepper - 1/4 teaspoon, freshly ground
  • Sea salt - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Olive oil - 1 tablespoon
  • Tahini - 2 teaspoons
  • Sesame oil - 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • Rice wine vinegar - 1 teaspoon seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • Soy sauce - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice - 1/2 teaspoon, freshly squeezed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the wheat germ, nutritional yeast, raw sesame seeds, black pepper and sea salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together with a wire whisk or fork the olive oil, tahini, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce and lemon juice.
  4. Using a fork or chopsticks, dip a cube of tofu into the sauce and follow by dipping into the dry ingredients, fully coating the tofu. Place on a baking sheet and repeat with the remaining cubes.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden and toasted.
  6. Serve as a starter snack, or top your garden salad or Rainbow Daal.
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