Spicy Tofu and Broccoli Dish

Spicy Tofu and Broccoli Dish

Are you ready for a culinary journey that not only tantalizes your taste buds but also nourishes your body with the goodness of Whole Food Plant-Based ingredients?

Look no further than our Spicy Tofu and Broccoli Dish recipe. Simply, a sensational main dish that’s packed with flavor, nutrition, and a hint of heat!

spicy tofu and broccoli dish in skillet

Spicy Tofu and Broccoli Dish

Plantaful Life Team
Spicy Tofu and Broccoli Delight, a vibrant, oil free Whole Food plant-based dish.
This recipe offers the perfect fusion of oven baked protein-rich tofu, fiber-packed broccoli, and a zesty sauce that'll ignite your taste buds.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Tofu Baking Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2
Calories 350 kcal


  • 1 Cast Iron Skillet with Cover Or similar
  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Sharp Knife
  • 1 Baking Sheet Lined with Parchment Paper


Main Ingredients

  • 1 Block Organic Tofu Pressed and Cubed
  • 3 Cups Fresh Broccoli Florets Large size Preferred
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper Finely Diced
  • 1 Yellow Onion Finely Diced
  • 6 Cloves Garlic Finely Minced
  • 3 Tbsps Tamari or Soy Sauce Low Sodium
  • 2 Tbsp Sriracha Sauce Adjust to Preferred spice level
  • 1 Tbsp Date or Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tsp Ground Ginger Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch Or Arrowroot Powder
  • 3 Tbsps Water
  • 1 Tsp White Or Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp White Sesame Seeds
  • 1/4 Cup Green Onions Chopped
  • 4 Tbsps Vegetable Broth Mixed with Tamari Sauteing


Press Tofu Block

  • Begin by pressing the tofu to remove excess moisture. To do this, remove from package wrap the tofu block in a clean kitchen towel and place something heavy on top (like a cast-iron skillet). Let it sit for about 20-30 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

Marinate Tofu

  • In a bowl, combine the tamari or soy sauce, sriracha sauce, maple syrup, ground ginger, cornstarch, and water. Mix well to create the marinade.
  • Cut the pressed tofu into cubes and gently toss them in the marinade until evenly coated. Let them marinate for about 15-20 minutes to absorb the rich flavors.

Bake Tofu Cubes

  • Place the marinated tofu cubes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, flipping the tofu halfway through, until they become crispy and golden.

Prepare the Vegetables

  • While the tofu is baking, prepare the vegetables. In a large mixing bowl, combine the broccoli florets, sliced red bell pepper, and thinly sliced yellow onion. Toss them with minced garlic, tamari, and sriracha then season with white pepper.

Sauté the Vegetables

  • In a cast iron skillet, add tamari and vegetable broth mixture. Add the minced garlic, sliced onion, and red bell pepper. Sauté for 5 minutes until the vegetables start to soften.
  • Add the fresh broccoli florets to the skillet, cover and continue to cook for an additional 5 minutes until they turn bright green and slightly tender.

Combine Ingredients

  • Return the baked tofu to the skillet and pour the remaining sauce over everything.
    Stir well to coat all ingredients evenly. Allow the mixture to simmer for another 2-3 minutes, or until the sauce thickens and coats the tofu and veggies.

Serve and Garnish

  • Spoon the Spicy Tofu and Broccoli Mixture into serving bowls, garish with green onions and sprinkle sesame seeds for an extra burst of flavor and crunch.
  • Serve the finished dish with fresh Jasmine Rice


The calorie estimation of 350 per serving may vary slightly depending on the exact measurements and ingredients used.
If serving with rice 1-cup (cooked) serving of Jasmine rice typically contains approximately 220 calories

You can enhance the flavor and texture of your dish by adding some additional ingredients. Here are a few ideas to consider:

Sliced Carrots: Thinly sliced carrots not only bring a pop of color but also add a touch of sweetness to balance the spice.
Cashews or Almonds: For some delightful crunch and richness, toss in some roasted cashews or slivered almonds when serving. They’ll complement the dish beautifully.
Soybean Sprouts: If you love a bit of texture variation, consider adding soybean sprouts. They are crisp and fresh, complementing the dish’s overall profile.

Above all, Enjoy this Oil Free Whole Food Plant-Based recipe! 
Keyword Healthy Tofu and Broccoli Recipe

Spicy Tofu and Broccoli Dish Introduction

In today’s fast-paced world, finding delicious meals that are both healthy and satisfying can be a challenge.

Say goodbye to the notion that healthy eating means sacrificing flavor.

That’s where our Baked Spicy Tofu and Broccoli Extravaganza comes to the rescue.

We’ve crafted this recipe with the perfect balance of spicy, savory, and wholesome ingredients. An oil free dish that’s not only lip-smacking good but also brimming with nutritional benefits.


In closing, this recipe offers the perfect fusion of protein-rich tofu, fiber-packed broccoli, and a zesty sauce that’ll ignite your taste buds.

A vibrant oil free Whole Food Plant-Based dish that boasts an estimated 350 calories per serving.

Plus, it’s incredibly versatile, making it suitable for weeknight dinners or special occasions.

Whether you’re a seasoned plant-based enthusiast or just starting on your journey. This recipe is sure to become a household favorite.

So, gather your ingredients fire up your stove, and savor the magic of this delightful dish that brings together the power of plants and the thrill of bold flavors.

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Please leave us a comment if you enjoyed our recipe and what exciting ingredients you used to make it your new favorite meal.


Plantaful Life Team


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