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Crispy Tofu with Broccoli, Scallions, Rice and Almond Butter Sauce

30 Minute Almond Butter Tofu Bowls

30 Minute Almond Butter Tofu Bowls are vegan, gluten free, and perfect for meal prep!
Course Entree, Vegan
Cuisine American, asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 14-oz. block extra-firm tofu, drained
  • 1/3 cup creamy almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp. lower-sodium tamari sub soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tsp. chili garlic sauce
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt divided
  • 4 Tbsp. neutral cooking oil vegetable, canola, or avocado, divided
  • 1 medium head of broccoli chopped into bite-sized florets
  • 1 bunch scallions
  • Cooked jasmine rice or soba noodles for serving


  • Slice tofu width-wise into 6 slices. Use a kitchen towel to gently press each slice to remove excess liquid; cut into 1-inch cubes.
  • Prepare almond butter sauce by combining almond butter, tamari, lemon juice, maple syrup, garlic, chili garlic sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and 1/4 tsp salt in a medium bowl. Gradually whisk in 2 to 3 Tbsp warm water to reach desired consistency; set aside.
  • Heat 2 Tbsp. of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Chop two-thirds of the scallions into 1-inch pieces (reserve remaining). Add to skillet, along with broccoli florets and 1/2 tsp salt. Toss vegetables with oil and cook, undisturbed, until broccoli is well charred on one side, about 4 minutes. Toss and continue cooking until broccoli is crisp-tender, about 2 more minutes. Transfer veggies to a bowl.
  • Add remaining 2 Tbsp. oil to pan. Add tofu and cook, undisturbed, until crisp and golden brown underneath, 3 to 4 minutes. Toss and continue cooking until crispy and golden on all sides, about 8 to 9 minutes total. Pour in half of almond butter sauce and toss continuously until sauce coats tofu and crispy browned bits form. Remove from heat.
  • Top rice or noodles evenly with broccoli, scallions, and tofu. Drizzle remaining almond butter sauce overtop, and finely slice remaining green onions for garnish.