Spicy Tofu Fajita Bowl
I used to think I didn’t like tofu. That it was bland and boring…
Turns out, that wasn’t the tofu’s fault, but because I wasn’t allowing myself any marinades to flavour it well, and especially: Salt!
Having some form of salt (whether that’s regular sea salt, kala namak or black salt for an eggy flavour, soy sauce, tamari, coconut aminos etc…), you just need some form of it in your tofu marinade to make the tofu taste good. In fact, not just good but absolutely delicious!
Salt gets a bad rap in our society, but sodium is actually an essential mineral and electrolyte. And using it in your home cooking or adding it to your meals absolutely isn’t a problem at all - it’s even essential to replace losses from sweating, heat and every day life, especially when it’s hot, you exercise a lot or drink a lot of water.
Sodium is only really a problem in those who eat lots of processed/convenience type foods (think fast food, ready meals and store-bought packet soups and sauces…) which are often loaded with a tonne of sodium. And remember, even water and oxygen are toxic in the wrong quantities - but essential for life at the same time!
My lesson is definitely learnt. And I’m celebrating it with this delicious, flavour packed spicy tofu fajita bowl. High in protein and calcium, super easy, cheap and filling and just YUM. I hope you love it too!
Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram if you give it a try.
300g organic firm tofu
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
Juice of half a lemon
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
3 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
Fresh or frozen corn
Greens of choice (lettuce, baby spinach, kale…)
Basmati or brown rice
1/4 cup soy yoghurt
2 tbsp tomato sauce or sriracha
1 tbsp Nutritional yeast
Chop tofu into cubes, then add to a hot non-stick fry pan with tomato paste, soy sauce, spices and lemon juice. Cook until golden and marinade thickens, you may need to add a splash of water to prevent sticking.
Chop all your veggies.
To make the sauce, combine yogurt with tomato sauce/sriracha and Nutritional yeast.
Assemble bowl with a base of greens and rice, adding your veggies, tofu and sauce. Enjoy!