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Asian Avocado Tofu

Asian Avocado Tofu

This super easy vegan dish is what we need for the warmer days and busy weeks. This Asian Avocado Tofu recipe is so simple. We are making an incredibly delicious, light, and healthy meal with just a few ingredients and very little time.

This has to be one of the easiest recipes we have here at vegan.io. So, if you need a quick meal or are an absolute newbie at this cooking thing, you will love this recipe. There is very little cooking involved. 

Now that summer is just around the corner, I like having a good recipe for a cold vegan dish always handy. First of all, on the warmer days, I dare not touch warm food. And, as the one making the food, this allows me to stay away from the stove or the oven. 

Asian Avocado Tofu ingredients

We have three different parts to this recipe: tofu, edamame, avocado combo, a delicious homemade sauce, and brown rice. As you can see, everything we need is readily available at the supermarket. I don't want to complicate things here. 

To make my life (and yours) easier, I recommend cooking the rice in a rice cooker. If you don't have one, I've added the instructions below. The rice cooker will save you time and avoid the heat as well. I find this to be one of my kitchen essentials. It really makes life a lot easier. I can just press a button and forget about the rice until it is ready. 

Then we have the tofu, edamame, avocado combo. For this part, we only need to slice the avocado and the tofu. I used soft tofu because it's so smooth, and it has a very mild flavor. Therefore, it gets infused with the sauce we'll be drizzling on it. Just make sure you don't press it. Otherwise, you'll end up with a messy mush. 

sliced avocado

I like putting these three ingredients together because we get a ton of nutrients and a good amount of protein from all of them. Tofu has all essential amino acids and is rich in iron. We also get healthy fats from avocado. And edamame is rich in healthy fibre and antioxidants. It might not seem like much, but these three ingredients together are a truckload of nutrition. 

Lastly, this easy vegan dish wouldn't be that exciting without a mouthwatering sauce to tie it all together. So, I experimented with a bunch of ingredients from my pantry, and the result was amazing. 

I mixed fresh ginger, Chinese black vinegar, garlic, light soy sauce, and maple syrup for this sauce. You simply need to mix it all and adjust the consistency with a bit of water.  I also added chili flakes. However, they are optional. If you have kids or someone like me that doesn't do well with chili, you can leave them out. 

We are ready to eat! Place the sliced avocado and tofu on top of a bed of rice, add the edamame, drizzle some sauce, and sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds. I'm sure you will love this fun, delicious, and super easy vegan dish!

Asian Avocado Tofu single

Ingredients
9
Prep time
10 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 2
Allergens: Avocado, Soy

Ingredients

For the protein ingredients

  • 1 avocado (sliced)
  • 155 g frozen unshelled edamame (unthaw)
  • 224 g soft tofu (sliced)

For the sauce

  • 1 dash chili flakes (optional)
  • ½ tsp chinese black vinegar
  • 2 cm fresh ginger (minced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsps light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp water

For the rice

  • 139 g brown rice
  • 355 ml water

For the topping

  • ½ tsp roasted sesame seeds (optional)

Directions

  1. Cook the rice until soft for about 20-30 minutes until soft.
  2. Combine the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl and set aside while you prepare the other ingredients.
  3. Place the sliced avocado and tofu on top of the rice and also add the edamame and the sauce.
  4. Adjust taste before serving and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.

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