Sweet and Sour Pineapple Tofu Recipe (super easy)

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Enjoy a healthy meal with the flavors of sweet and sour taste. This sweet and sour pineapple tofu recipe is the perfect recipe for a quick lunch or dinner together with just a cup of rice.

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This sweet and sour pineapple tofu can yield up to 6 servings and can be cooked easily with your pot or a skillet. The recipe is naturally vegan with tofu as your source of protein, while for the sauce you can use a tomato paste or tomato ketchup and make sure to read all ingredients to ensure it’s vegan.

The addition of pineapple chunks although optional adds additional flavor to this sweet and sour recipe. Also, pineapple has great benefits to our bodies. This recipe is naturally gluten-free but just to be sure check the label of your tofu.

Recipe Tips

  • Part of my meal preparation planning is to cook tofu in advance if I have extra time. I like having some extra and keeping it in the fridge.
  • To make your tofu crispy, freeze-thaw-press. If you don’t have a tofu press, wrap in a clean towel or strong tissue, simply place it on a plate, put something on top like a chopping board then put something heavy to remove excess water.
  • Alternatively, squeeze with your hands but without breaking it and it works.
  • Coat your tofu with cornstarch (optional) prior to frying to make it crispy. But if you drain your tofu properly you don’t have to coat it.
  • Aside from soy sauce, you can also use tamari sauce.

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Let’s talk about the ingredients (its benefits)

Pineapple

  • Rich n vitamins B1, B6, B9, B3, B2
  • Rich in minerals calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium
  • Contains antioxidants
  • It can help boost the immune system
  • It is good for the skin

Red Bell Pepper

  • Rich in vitamins and minerals (B6, K1, C, A, Potassium)
  • It has lycopene and antioxidants properties

Onion

  • Rich in vitamin C which can help you absorb more iron.
  • Has antioxidant properties.
  • It can help decrease your risk of heart disease 
  • It adds flavor to your recipes.

sweet and sour pineapple tofu

Sweet and Sour Pineapple Tofu

Ingredients

  • 2 packs firm tofu or 600g tofu
  • 1 can or 2 cups pineapple chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 tbsp pineapple juice (optional)
  • 1 medium-size yellow onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Pinch of pepper

Sweet and sour sauce

  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce or tamari sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar ( lime, lemon, white vinegar, apple cider vinegar – options)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2-3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup

Instructions

Prepare tofu, make sure to thaw, and remove excess water before frying. Set aside.

Prepare vegetables cut into diced red bell pepper. Chop garlic and onion.

chopped veggies

Prepare pineapple chunks and set aside 1 tbsp of the liquid.

pineapple chunks

Make the sauce. Mix all the sauce ingredients and set aside.

Using the same pot or pan, add garlic and onion fry until they get slightly brown.

Add the fried tofu and mix well.

Add red bell peppers and cook for about two minutes.

fried tofu

Pour sweet and sour sauce mix well and let it simmer for a few minutes.

Add pineapple chunks and pineapple juice. Mix carefully, avoiding crushing the pineapple chunks. Let it simmer for 2-3 minutes to absorb all the flavors.

pineapple tofu

Add a pinch of pepper.

Let it cook for another minute before serving.

Serve while it’s hot. 

sweet sour pineapple tofu

Additional Notes

  • Not a fan of tofu, try this recipe with cauliflowers just make sure to coat the cauliflowers with cornstarch to achieve a crispy finish.
  • You can use dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, or tamari sauce.
  • Garnishing with sesame seeds is optional.

Nutrition

This sweet and sour pineapple tofu recipe can yield up to 6 servings with 173 calories per serving. Total Fat 8.9g | Saturated Fat 1.5g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 141mg | Total Carbohydrate 16.7g | Dietary Fiber 2.4g | Total Sugars 11.6g | Protein 9.1g | Vitamin D 0mcg | Calcium 221mg | Iron 2mg | Potassium 297mg

Nutrition calculation is based on using an online calculator (verywellfit) and for reference use only.

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sweet and sour pineapple tofu

Sweet and Sour Pineapple Tofu Recipe

Low in calories, high in protein this sweet and sour pineapple tofu recipe is a perfect meal with a cup of rice for a quick lunch or dinner.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Total Time 43 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 6
Calories 173 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 packs firm tofu or 600g tofu
  • 1 can or 2 cups pineapple chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 tbsp pineapple juice optional
  • 1 medium-size yellow onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Pinch of pepper

sweet and sour sauce

  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce or tamari sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar ( lime, lemon, white vinegar, apple cider vinegar – options)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2-3 tbsp granulated sugar (I use brown sugar)
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup

Instructions
 

  • Prepare tofu, make sure to thaw and remove excess water before frying. Set aside
  • Prepare vegetables cut into diced red bell pepper. Chop garlic and onion.
    chopped veggies
  • Prepare pineapple chunks and set aside 1 tbsp of the liquid.
    pineapple chunks
  • Make the sauce. Mix all the sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • Using the same pot or pan, add garlic and onion fry until they get slightly brown.
  • Add the fried tofu and mix well.
  • Add red bell peppers and cook for about two minutes.
    fried tofu
  • Pour sweet and sour sauce mix well and let it simmer for a few minutes.
  • Add pineapple chunks and the pineapple juice. Mix carefully, avoiding crushing the pineapple chunks. Let it simmer for 2-3 minutes to absorb all the flavors.
    pineapple tofu
  • Add a pinch of pepper.
  • Let it cook for another minute before serving.
  • Serve while it’s hot.
    sweet sour pineapple tofu

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Notes

Additional Notes

  • Not a fan of tofu, try this recipe with cauliflowers just make sure to coat the cauliflowers with cornstarch to achieve a crispy finish.
  • You can use dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, or tamari sauce.
  • Garnishing with sesame seeds is optional.

 

Nutrition

This sweet and sour pineapple tofu recipe can yield up to 6 servings with 173 calories per serving. Total Fat 8.9g | Saturated Fat 1.5g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 141mg | Total Carbohydrate 16.7g | Dietary Fiber 2.4g | Total Sugars 11.6g | Protein 9.1g | Vitamin D 0mcg | Calcium 221mg | Iron 2mg | Potassium 297mg
Nutrition calculation is based on using an online calculator (verywellfit) and for reference use only.
 
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Hi there, I'm Jeannie owner of therunningbaker24dotcom. I'm a runner and I love to make dairy-free and vegan meals and desserts. My passion is to share recipes that don't use animal products or its by-products.

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