Putting a Twist on Lunch: Tofu Dippers

Having the same packed lunch for your kids can be boring not only to them also to me as well. What’s the most common things parents pack for their kids lunch? Probably peanut butter and jelly sandwich plus some carrot and celery sticks and a juice drink. It’s good for kids to have options and explore different types of foods. Don’t let them get bored with the same old stuff. I’ve done sandwiches and some wraps with some delicious dipping sauce. Watch out, it can easily spill over in a lunch box. The teachers won’t be too happy about that one.

tofu-dipper

Delicious Tofu Dippers Recipe

  • 1 lb firm tofu
  • 12 tbs soy sauce
  • 8 tbs ginger
  • 3 limes
  • 3 tbs sriracha chili paste
  • 1 tbs Olive Oil

Press tofu for as long as possible, using a tofu press.

It’s best to leave it overnight pressed like this to get it good and firm.

Slice tofu into nice small cubes about an 1 to 1.5 inches.

Dice the ginger finely and squeeze the juice of all 3 limes.

In a big bowl, mix together the soy sauce, ginger, lime juice, sriracha chili paste, and olive oil.

Put the tofu in and coat them well. I make sure to let the tofu swim in the marinade until all sides are completely covered and soaked. It’s better to marinate the tofu for a long time. The longer it is, the deeper the flavor. I suggest leaving them in the refrigerator overnight.

No doubt this is a recipe that requires some preparation. If you love tofu like I do, store some in the refrigerator pressed. This takes some effort but it is worth it. Once the tofu is properly marinated, preheat the oven with broiler setting to 350 degrees. Spray some olive oil on a baking pan and spread the tofu out evenly.

 

Make sure to place the baking pan toward the bottom of the oven. This is to ensure that the tofu is crisp but doesn’t burn. Broil one side for 5 minutes or until golden brown. After that, take the pan out and flip the tofu on the other side and broil for another 5 minutes. Once their done cooking, no one can eat just one!

 

The final result is something delicious, chewy, flavorful, and healthy. While you can eat them plain, its even better with a dipping sauce.

Some dipping suggestions:
Mmmm sauce
Almond Ginger Sauce

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