Tofu nuggets

I really am not a tofu fan. I usually call it toFUJ. In Slovenian FUJ means Yuk 😀 …

Tofu doesn’t have a special taste, so you can use it for salty and sweet dishes, you can mix it in salty or sweet spreads or you can cut it and gently roast, marinate, grill, etc. Once you open the packaging, it is good to transfer the tofu to a container, pour over a very cold (icy) water and store it in the refrigerator.

Tofu is a good source of protein, it only has few calories and contains a lot of iron, calcium and vitamin B1.

Because I don’t eat a lot of meat, I’m always looking for solutions on how to increase my proteins with plantbased food. Because I don’t like to eat the same food over and over again I try to experiment with tofu. The preparation of tofu is always a challenge for me because like I’ve said I really don’t like the taste and it’s texture so much. There was one meal that I’ve prepared with tofu that I did like and it was asparagus pie which unfortunatelly isn’t yet translated into English .

I have to admit that in today’s dish tofu got some extra points. Preparation of tofu nuggets is quick. You can eat them with a dip of your choice. But if you don’t have time to prepare the dip just use a mixture of mayonnaise (vegan) and ketchup instead 😉 .

Bon Appetit!

juha iz hokaido buce

Tofu nuggets

Ingredients for tofu marinade

  • 350 g tofu
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (you can replace one tbsp olive with sesame oil)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 pinch of powdered garlic(omit if it upsests your GERD or replace with chives, shallots or leek o taste)

Ingredients for breading

  • 30 g all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed + 3 tbsp water whisked (or one egg)
  • 170 g whole almonds
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika (omit if it upsets your GERD)
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper


  1. Drain tofu and slice into nugget size blocks. Remove as much excess moisture as you can.
  2. Combine all ingredients for the marinade in the container with a lid and let marinate in the fridge at least 30 min (I marinated the tofu for about 3 hours). Every once in a while flip the tofu blocks in the container so that all of the tofu gets exposed to the marinade.
  3. In a food processor coarsley ground the almonds. Mix in the nutritional yeast, salt, pepper and paprika(optional).
  4. Prepare flour in one bowl, flax seed mixture and almond mixture in seperate bowls as well. Add parchment paper to the baking sheet.
  5. Remove the excess marinade from tofu blocks and then one or two at the time coat with flour, then with flax egg replacer adn lastly with your almond mixture. Place tofu on the baking sheet.
  6. Heat your oven to 200°C and bake tofu for about 10 min, flipping half way through, until golden brown.

Photographs: Twofoodiesandacat – Fotografiranje in Stiliranje hrane

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