Turmeric tofu is as simple a dish as it sounds! It’s tofu cooked with a very simple turmeric and paprika marinade. It tastes great on it’s own as a warm savory snack and can also be chopped up and added to salads. With the anti-inflammatory effects and strong antioxidant properties of turmeric and the protein benefits of tofu, this winning combination makes a flavorful yet guilt-free snack!
Ingredients: (2-3 servings)
7 oz extra firm tofu
1 tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp paprika or red chili powder (adjust to taste)
2-3 Tbsp water
Salt to taste
Ghee/oil for pan frying (optional)
Lemon juice (optional)
Cilantro for garnish (optional)
Prepare marinade by mixing turmeric, paprika and water.
Slice the tofu into ¼” thick slices. Using paper towels, gently squeeze out moisture from the tofu. Place the tofu slices in a microwave-safe container and spoon the marinade over them, spreading it to cover the slices completely. Flip the tofu slices over and add more marinade to cover the other side. Microwave on high for ~4 min, then flip the tofu over and microwave for another 3-4 min. This will help firm up the tofu.
Heat a couple drops of ghee/oil in a nonstick pan over medium heat. Add the tofu slices in a single layer and cook until browned on the bottom. Sprinkle a little bit of salt and flip the slices over. Cook until the other side is golden brown.
Remove from pan and serve hot with a sprinkling of chopped cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
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