General Tsos Tofu
Photo by Simple Vegan Blog


For the General Tso’s tofu:

  • 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 10 ounces firm tofu (275 g), cubed
  • 6 tbsp cornstarch
  • Extra virgin olive to taste
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced

For the sauce:

  • 3 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp vegetable stock or water
  • 3 tbsp cane, coconut or brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne powder
  1. Mix tamari and vinegar in a bowl until well combined.
  2. Add the tofu cubes and let rest for at least 5 minutes.
  3. Drain the tofu and transfer 1/3 of the tofu cubes to a freezer bag with 2 tbsp of cornstarch and toss to coat. Repeat this step with the rest of the tofu and cornstarch. Add more cornstarch if needed.
  4. Cook the tofu cubes in a skillet with a little bit of oil over medium-high heat until all sides are golden brown. Remove tofu from pan and set aside.
  5. Add the garlic to the skillet and cook them over medium-high heat for about 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently until they start to golden brown.
  6. To make the sauce just mix all the ingredients until well combined.
  7. Add the sauce to the skillet and cook until it thickens, stirring frequently.
  8. Finally, add the tofu, stir and cook for 1 to 2 more minutes.
  9. Remove pan from heat and serve with some white rice and garnish with sesame seeds and chopped chives (optional).
  10. Keep leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Recipe by Simple Vegan Blog.