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Easy General Tso tofu Recipe

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Adjust Servings:
12 ounces extra-firm tofu
2 Tablespoons tamari sauce
1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/2 cup vegetable broth
5 Tablespoons cornstarch
4 cups cooked white rice
4 ounces Steamed broccoli
1 Tablespoon minced ginger
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
1/4 cup coconut sugar
3 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1 Tablespoon water
1 bundle chopped green onions
5 dried red chilies
1 tablespoon Sesame seeds

Nutritional information

8.1 g
13.6 g
22.3 g

Easy General Tso tofu Recipe

  • 40 minutes
  • Serves 4
  • Medium




General Tso tofu is a popular healthy Chinese dish, it’s the vegan replacement to the widely known general chicken tofu. Which is widely served in china and united states Chinese restaurants, tofu is a delicious firm cubes made from soy milk and contains a high protein value which makes it a superior substitution for meat in vegan kitchens, it also tastes surprisingly amazing with the crunchy layer and covered with the super tasty savory sauce.
And it’s easy and fun to prepare and much healthier when made at home with your healthy ingredients, so let’s give it a try.

Healthy advice for General Tso tofu


1-Tofu is known to be packed with Soy isoflavones, 20.2–24.7 mg of isoflavones per 100 grams of tofu, the isoflavones are proven to help reduce levels of LDL “bad” cholesterol.
2-Tofu is high in protein and contains all of the essential amino acids. That is why tofu is considered one of the popular meat substitutions in a vegan diet.
3-Soy isoflavones are also known to have a protective effect against breast cancer, they have also been proven to have a positive influence on the menstrual cycle and blood estrogen levels in females.
4- Tofu is also full of vitamins and minerals like iron, potassium, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc.


1- the best way to cook broccoli and preserve all the vitamins and minerals is steaming,
by washing the broccoli florets, then placing them in a steam pot for 7-10 minutes.
2- Broccoli is a great source of vitamins K and C, also a good source of folic acid and provides potassium, and digestive fiber.
3- Broccoli is known to enhance respiratory function, also reduce chronic inflammation.



- Wrap tofu in a kitchen cotton paper and lay a heavy objective on top to press the tofu and release the moisture, let it rest for 10 minutes then it's ready to cook.
- Chop tofu into small equal cubes, cover them with the mix of tamari sauce, chili garlic sauce, and then toss it into the corn starch in a zip bag.
- stir the prepared tofu in a pan with pre-heated sesame oil till it turns into the brownish crunchy color.


In a mixing bowl, whisk sesame oil, cornstarch, minced garlic, minced ginger, rice vinegar, coconut sugar (after dissolving it with water), and the low sodium soy sauce, keep whisking thoroughly till the sauce gets thick, and taste it to know if it needs any additional seasoning.


heat a tablespoon of sesame oil, and stir the chopped green onion, add the vegetable broth and the prepared sauce and leave it on heat till getting thickened, then add the tofu and give it
a toss till it gets covered by the sauce.


Serve the tofu with steamed broccoli and cooked white rice.


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