Sautéed Tofu Croutons

Sautéed Tofu Croutons

Do you want to incorporate tofu into your diet in an easy and delicious way? Try these super crispy sautéed tofu croutons. They add a punch of protein to any vegan salad or can be enjoyed as a snack on their own, dipped into hummus, guacamole or your favourite dip.

Tofu is one of those foods that most people, especially meat lovers tend to be skeptical about. I don’t make tofu that often, and I have to admit that when I do I usually stick to a stir fry or these crispy vegan croutons. I can only imagine that non-vegans might be rolling their eyes as they read this post. I mean, why would a meat-lover even want to consume tofu? What’s the point, right? In tofu’s defence, it’s the quintessential substitute for meat, and besides that nurturing an adventurous palate never hurt anyone, right? In addition, tofu is a great ingredient to incorporate into meatless Mondays, and meat-lovers can still get a significant amount of protein in their meal.

I might be going out on a limb here but I’m pretty confident that this recipe may convert non-tofu eaters into tofu-cravers. The pan-fried tofu cubes are crispy on the outside, the insides are meaty, and the overall flavour is mild and nutty. Their taste, texture, and nutritional value make them a really great addition to a healthy salad, whether you’re a vegetarian or not! On a side note, there are two easy tips you should follow when preparing this recipe in order to get super crispy and crunchy tofu croutons: use extra-firm tofu, and don’t cut the tofu cubes too big – the thinner they are, the crispier they get. Follow those easy steps and you’ll have crispy vegan croutons every time!

Sautéed Tofu Croutons

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Sautéed Tofu Croutons

2017-03-24
: Serves 2-4
: 3 min
: 4-5 min

Do you want to incorporate tofu into your diet in an easy and delicious way? Try these super crispy sautéed tofu croutons. They add a punch of protein to any vegan salad or can be enjoyed as a snack on their own, dipped into hummus, guacamole or your favourite dip. Tofu is one of those …

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Sautéed Tofu Croutons
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Ingredients
    2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pack extra-firm tofu
  • 1 tsp. dried dill (optional)
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
Directions

Heat the olive oil in a medium pan for 1-2 minutes or medium heat. Drain the tofu then pat dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. Cut the entire block of tofu into 1-inch cubes then transfer to the sauté pan. Saute the cubes for 4-5 minutes, tossing every few minutes to crisp on all sides. For an extra crunchy texture, turn the heat up to high for the last minute or so. Transfer to a large plate lined with paper towels to soak up any excess oil.

7 thoughts on “Sautéed Tofu Croutons”

  • I am a lover of tofu, but usually in the “normal” ways that most people think to make it. I have never thought to make them into croutons and with the fact that I’m on a low carb diet (I MISS BREAD SO MUCH) this may be a great way to get a filling feeling (ha!) and stay low on carbs.

    • The only reason I would miss carbs is because I wouldn’t know what to eat since I don’t eat meat, dairy or gluten. That limits my meals to veggies, legumes, fish, and whole grains!

  • Melissa 5 months ago

    I just made this tonight it was….EXCELLENT!! I am a fan of tofu but only had it in stir fry. (That’s the only way I knew how to make it) Then I tried this, I cooked mine extra crispy, made a salad and sprinkled the tofu on top like croutons (although I used alot more tofu then I would have croutons lol) it’s tasted great!! I made a garden salad but next time with go with a casear salad. I also was picking at them while I was making and as Lisa said they are great as just a snack too! This recipe is definitely recommended

    • Thanks for much Melissa for stopping by!! I end up picking at them while they’re cooking and then end up with less than half the batch to put on my salad…they’re kind of addictive, aren’t they?!

  • I never tried tofu. This recipe looks delicious. I would love to try this recipe and enjoy to cook. I’m all into trying different foods for my family.

  • I gotta admit — I’m not much for tofu! However, the way your recipe is made, I think that this is something that’s worth to try. Thanks for sharing 😉 I’ll let you know how it goes!

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