Crispy Orange Tofu Collard Wrap
Crispy Orange Tofu ingredients:
- 1 package of extra firm or high protein tofu
- 1 TBSP orange zest
- 1/4 C orange juice
- 2 TBSP sesame oil
- 1/2 C liquid aminos (sub soy sauce)
- 1/3 C coconut nectar (sub honey)
- 2-4 TBSP corn starch (sub potato starch)
- 6-8 collard green leaves
- avocado, sliced
- sesame seeds
- Creamy "Peanut" Sauce
- Unwrap and drain the tofu, wrap it in a paper towel, put it on a plate with something heavy on top of the tofu. (This will help it drain.) Let it sit like this for 20 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Unwrap the tofu, and slice it into strips.
- Whisk together the marinade ingredients, except the corn starch.
- Dip the tofu strips in the marinade until they are completely covered. Then transfer the strips to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Once all the tofu strips are on the baking sheet, sprinkle the strips with corn starch (I used a strainer to sift the corn starch over the tofu.)
- Flip the tofu and cover the other side with corn starch.
- Bake the tofu for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- While the tofu is baking, blend together your "peanut sauce."
- Once the tofu is done, let it cool, before assembling the collard wrap.
- Layer the tofu, avocado, sprouts, and sesame seeds on the collard leaf. Then wrap the collard up like a burrito, and NOM SO HARD.
Need a little refresher on your New Year resolutions? Yeah, don’t we all. Well this is one of my favorite light and fresh and EASY meals ever. It’s a really delicious way to cook tofu that doesn’t taste like a spongy piece of nothing. It’s asian-inspired in flavor and compliments the creaminess of the avocado and all of the crunchy green goodies on top. Plus I doused it in MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE SAUCE TO DATE: peanut free “peanut sauce”. So let’s eat it all, cause it’s healthy and YUMTOWN.
I get lots of questions about the best ways to cook tofu. I have many answers to that question (ie. BBQ Tofu, Crispy Asian Tofu, Cajun Tofu Nuggets, or Korean BBQ Tofu) and now we can add this crispy orange tofu to the top of that list. The tofu takes about 30 minutes to bake, which is kinda a long time to wait BUT when it turns out so delicious and crispy you’ll be glad you did it. Imagine the flavoring of orange chicken, but tone it down and put it on tofu instead of chicken. That’s what you get with this crispy orange tofu recipe.
The peanut free “peanut sauce” may or may not be anything like actual peanut sauce (I don’t actually know, I’m deathly allergic to peanuts). But this is what I imagine that it tastes like. It’s really creamy and sweet and salty and amazing and honestly the only sauce I want to use on anything and everything.
The other note I would add is that the bigger the collard you get, the more sturdy your wrap will be. You just gotta wrap it up like a burrito. And then just shove that baby in your mouth. Do it. You’ll thank me.