Crispy Crunchy Tofu Bowls

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Tofu Bowl

Our crispy oven fried tofu tastes truly fantastic with even our toughest skeptics going back for seconds and thirds!

We topped the crunchy tofu with Hot Mama’s Chili Crisp and Café Yumm Sauce plus Pickleez slaw and loads of fresh veg all sitting on a fresh bowl of red beans and rice for an easy, delicious meal.

Serves: 4
Difficulty: easy
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Diet: Vegan, GF


1 lb tofu, Surata, Ota or Wildwood
1 T toasted sesame oil
1 T rice vinegar
2 T tamari/GF soy sauce
½ t garlic powder
3 T nutritional yeast (small flakes, bulk)
1/3 c cornstarch
3 T vegetable oil


Drain tofu thoroughly; dice in 1/2” cubes and drain on paper towels pressed gently between two plates, 30 min. Toss tofu with sesame oil, rice vinegar, tamari and garlic powder and chill for 1 hour (can be made a day ahead and chilled until ready to bake). Remove tofu from marinade and combine with cornstarch and nutritional yeast, tossing well. Oil a parchment lined sheet pan well and transfer tofu to the pan, evenly spaced in a single layer. Drizzle a little oil over each piece and bake at 350F for 30-40 min. until crispy. Serve hot over rice and beans with avocado, tomatoes, Hot Mama Salsa Chili de Arbol Chili Oil, Café Yumm Sauce, green onions, and Creole Me Up Pickleez as desired.


Hot white rice and beans such as Zatarin’s Red Beans and Rice, prepared
2 avocados, sliced
1 pint cherry tomatoes
3-4 green onions, chopped
½ c Café Yumm Sauce
½ c Hot Mama Salsa Chili de Arbol Chili Oil
1 c Creole Me Up Pickleez, drained