“tis the season and we vegans and vegetarians need our protein! since we won’t be eating any turkey or other animal friends, delicious Garlic Sage and Thyme Crusted Tofu is THE move. wow, this turned out fabulous and the tofu is incredibly crispy and aromatic, you won’t be able to stop eating it.
move over turkey, there’s new and cruelty free protein in town. you HAVE to serve this at your next holiday get together.
the recipe yields a lot too! you can make 32 ounces of tofu with the recipe and serve multiple people.
if it’s for a large group of people, just double the recipe. also, the ingredients are super simple!
you can use fresh sourdough for the recipe or packaged bread crumbs, but i recommend fresh bread.
you don’t have to use sourdough by any means, but that’s my favorite bread.
as for the herbs, i happen to think that sage and thyme are a match made in heaven, but exploring other herbs would be just fine!
the ingredients are simple and so is the process actually! you cut the tofu into squares and then in the food processor, blend the crust.
before dipping the tofu into the crust, you dust the pieces in chickpea flour. then, the tofu gets dunked in veggie broth!
lastly, you add the tofu to the crust and make sure it’s very well coated while giving it a few taps to get rid of excess crust.
then, the tofu bakes in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. by this time, it’s nice and deliciously crispy, but we bake it again.
once you flip the tofu, you bake it on the other side for 10 minutes only. this ensure both sides are crispy and delicious.
as for what you serve the tofu with, the options are endless. i treat this tofu recipe as the focal point of my holiday dish.
serve it with sides like mashed potatoes, green beans and more. also, Garlic Sage and Thyme Crusted Tofu is not just for holidays.
it makes excellent meal prep for the week. you can make a huge batch and have all of your meals’ protein prepped.
there’s plenty for two and maybe even three people depending on portion sizes!
while tofu itself is bland indeed, it takes on any flavors you give it and dang, do we give it some flavor here.
you should give this to someone that doesn’t eat tofu and it will likely change their mind, it’s all about texture and flavor.
we don’t want soggy tofu and y’all this is anything but!
here’s everything you need to make Garlic Sage and Thyme Crusted Tofu
- sourdough bread
- fresh sage
- fresh thyme
- minced garlic
- sea salt
- super firm tofu- it HAS to be very firm
- chickpea/garbanzo bean flour
- veggie broth
super simple right? that’s because it is!! you can always opt to fry the tofu instead of bake also, but i couldn’t tell you how much time.
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Garlic Sage and Thyme Crusted TofuCourse: Lunch & Dinner, ProteinDifficulty: Easy
32 ounces super firm tofu
3 LARGE pieces of sourdough bread or 6 small ones
1 tbsp minced garlic
handful of fresh sage
2 tbsp fresh thyme (leaves only no stems)
1/2 tsp sea salt
- 3/4 cup garbanzo bean flour
- 1.5 cups vegetable broth
- preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- cut the tofu into squares that are about 1/2 inch thick. add the bread, herbs, garlic and sea salt to a food processor and blend until a fine and grainy consistency.
- coat the tofu in garbanzo bean flour and shake off the excess. then dunk the tofu in vegetable broth.
- transfer to the garlic sage and thyme bread mixture and ensure each piece is well-coated. you can also shake off any excess.
- bake on a parchment lined baking tray for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. gently flip after 20 minutes and bake another 10 minutes.
- serve with your favorite side dishes and enjoy! store in the fridge in an airtight container.