Another quick and easy meal idea coming your way. This herby peanut sauce totally delivers on taste while being easy to make and kid-friendly. It also happens to be the perfect meal to make after a long vacation as it requires very few fresh ingredients!

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Bowl of peanut sauce with tofu and fresh veggies

And as for your picky kiddos, we have one of those too, the herby tofu is delicious enough to eat on its own without the peanut sauce. We love to serve ours with some brown rice and lots of veggies. Green beans or broccoli are my kid’s favorites but I always love a good salad.

We actually just got back from Boston and Meals like this are a staple. No one wants to stress about finding ingredients to cook when you just spent all day traveling! Especially since fresh ingredients are scares after a long trip.

That is why I love this recipe, it does not require many (or any really) fresh ingredients.

I always freeze my tofu before we travel so we can use it when we get home. (Bonus tip: freezing uncooked tofu changes the texture slightly so it gets extra spongy and crispy when you cook it.) The rice is a pantry item and the sauce ingredients are items that don’t expire quickly. In addition, you can always use frozen edamame or carrots and peas as the veggie portion of this meal!

Anyhoo, let’s just get to the recipe shall we, so you can go ahead and make this dish! Oh and if you are into this kind of easy sauce tofu meals, make sure to check out my printable recipe card with 6 easy recipes. I optimized the card for printing you can stick it on your fridge for easy reference.

Quick and Easy Tofu Smothered in a Herby Peanut Sauce

Recipe by atmytableCourse: Lunch, DinnerCuisine: vegan, glutenfree, quick mealsDifficulty: Easy


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A super quick and easy tofu recipe that delivers on taste. the tofu can be eaten without the sauce making this recipe extra kid-friendly. It also happens to be the perfect meal to make after a long vacation as it relies on very few fresh ingredients. Hope you love it as much as we do!


  • 2 packs of firm tofu

  • 1 tbs sesame oil

  • 1 tbs italian seasoning

  • 1 tbs garlic powder

  • Dash of salt

  • Herby Peanut Sauce
  • 2 tbs crunchy peanut butter

  • 2 tbs soy sauce

  • 1 tbs water

  • 1 tbs maple syrup

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 1 tbs ginger (fresh is best but powder is fine)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. If you have time press your tofu, even for 5 minutes*
  • Cube the tofu and place into a bowl. Add all the spices for the tofu and mix gently with a spoon.
  • Place onto a baking pan and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Increase the temperature to 425 for the last 10 minutes to get it extra crispy.
  • Meanwhile, in a blender add all the ingredients for the peanut sauce and pulse. If you want a smooth sauce blend for longer. But I like to leave it crunchy.
  • Pour over the tofu and thank me later! Serve with some steamed rice and fresh or frozen veggies.


  • * To press tofu, wrap the tofu in a tea towel then place onto a plate. Add a few books on top of the tofu and let it sit for 5-30 minutes.


Easy Herby Tofu in a peanut sauce with veggies

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Until then, tchau

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