Mango Ginger Tofu from VWAV

Tonight I made Mango Ginger Tofu from Vegan With a Vengeance.

This book is amazing. This recipe is fantastic (okay, I made a few changes… I really can’t help myself). Original recipe can be found here.

Mango Ginger Tofu (serves 3 people – we had some extra)

1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons freshly chopped ginger
1 medium mango, chopped (you’ll need another one… see below)
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon black molasses (YUM)
1/3 cup water
salt & pepper, to taste
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 cup orange juice

14 ounces extra firm tofu
1 mango, thinly sliced
1/2 large red pepper, thinly sliced

1. Prep the marinade: heat the oil in a medium saucepan and then add the garlic and ginger. Saute for 4 minutes. Add the mangoes and saute for 4 more minutes. Add the rice vinegar, molasses, and water. Cover and let simmer for about 20 minutes. Uncover and let simmer for 3-4 more minutes. Add OJ, cinnamon, cumin, salt and pepper, apple cider vinegar, and lime juice. Mix well and then let it cool.
2. Prep the tofu: I cut mine in pretty triangles, but you can make any shape you like. Just make them into slices about a centimeter thick.
3. Place the tofu and the marinade in a tupperware container or a ziploc bag. Let this marinate for at least an hour. I let mine go overnight.
4. Preheat oven to 375F.
5. Remove the tofu slices from the marinade and place them in a baking pan in a single layer. Top with a bit of the marinade. Bake for 20 minutes.
6. Flip the tofu slices, and coat with more marinade. Mix the peppers and mango in the remaining marinade and place them on top of the tofu. Bake for 10 more minutes.

Serve with rice, couscous, and a salad! I made us a delicious salad tonight with some fresh CSA goodies…

Quick Salad: fresh greens, sliced apple, sliced onion, mint leaves (important!), lemon juice, and Asian dressing. Delicious.

5 Replies to “Mango Ginger Tofu from VWAV”

  1. That looks wonderful and I bet I would have to double it just to serve my veggie son…the sweet/sout aspect of it makes it really appealing

  2. Oh it has molasses?! I’m making this for sure. I’m saving it under my links so I’ll remember. It just looks so good!

  3. chocolatecoveredvegan – the molasses was actually my substitution for maple syrup… but it was really good!

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