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Lemon Basil Tofu


3 Servings

Prep Time:

5 Minutes

Cook Time:

10 Minutes

Total Time:

15 Minutes

This recipe from Plant-Based On A Budget (linked below) is full of flavor and incredibly easy to make. Definitely will be making this one again…and again!


  • 16 ounces of extra firm tofu

  • ¼ cup of soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon of agave or maple syrup

  • ½ of a large yellow or red onion, sliced

  • 1 small green or red bell pepper, sliced

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tablespoon of minced ginger

  • ¼ cup of packed basil leaves

  • Brown rice, optional


Turn the tofu onto its side lengthwise and cut it into slices. Then, cut those slices into 2 triangles. This should yield between 8-16 triangles.

In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, lemon juice, and agave or maple syrup. Set aside.

In a large pan over medium-high heat, add the onion and bell pepper and saute for 1 minute. Stir in the garlic and ginger and saute for 1 more minute.

Place the tofu slices directly onto the pan (scoot the veggies out of the way with a spatula) and cook for 1 minute on each side.

Pour in the soy sauce mixture and add in the basil, cook for 3 minutes, flip the tofu slices over and cook for 3 more minutes.

Serve over brown rice (optional).

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