Turmeric Lime Tofu with Creamy Maple Turmeric Dressing

Meet Origine Tastemaker: Serena

After appreciating the benefits of a whole plant based diet, Serena became passionate about sharing her journey and love of delicious and nurturing foods. Having a background in natural nutrition, a plant based meal prep business, and a plant based recipe blog, Serena is excited to help spread love of the plant and nutrient rich foods with her friends at Origine. 



"Sweet, Lime, Turmeric Tofu, browned to perfection, while deglazing in its sweet and savoury marinade, served with fluffy quinoa, sesame green beans, sautéed peppers and topped with a Creamy Maple Turmeric Dressing (this dressing is unreal, mainly in part to the smoothness Origins Turmeric Botanical Extract adds, no gritty powder in this dressing!)" - Serena's Blog

Tofu Ingredients

  • Extra firm tofu, 1 block pressed

  • Brags liquid aminos, 1/4 cup 

  • Fresh squeezed lime juice, 2 tbsp (about juice of 2 limes)

  • Maple syrup, 2 tbsp 

  • Ginger, 1 inch piece grated

Dressing Ingredients


Directions 

1. Press tofu with a clean tea towel, to free excess water, then cut into 1/2 inch cubes.

2. Add Brags, lime juice, maple syrup, turmeric and cubed tofu into a sealable container. Close lid, gently shake to combine all ingredients, and marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes but I like a couple hours for it to marinate.

3. Heat pan over medium heat until its nice and hot. Remove tofu pieces from pan and add in a single layer to the bottom of your hot pan. Let the bottoms get brown for 3 or 4 minutes, being mindful not to burn them, then add 1/3 or the marinade to deglaze the bottom of the pan, stir well to flip all the tofu pieces. Let brown for another 3-4 minutes, then repeat the deglazing process. Repeat entire process once more, browning then deglazing a third time and final time.

4. Add all dressing ingredients into a mason jar, close lid and shake, shake, shake, to combine.

5. Tofu should be a beautiful golden brown and is ready for salad bowls, wraps or to just dip in the Creamy Maple Turmeric Dressing.


- Notes -

The most amazing thing about this dressing is the more you shake it, the thicker it gets. To get a thick and whipped consistency, try adding it into the blender and giving it a quick wiz, it adds such a decadent texture to an already delicious dressing.

An incredibly delicious and healthy dinner! Enjoy! 


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