Lunch | Dinner

Sweet and Sour Tofu

  • 5 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 7-10 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 4


  • 248


  • 12g


  • 26g


  • 10g




  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Package (14 Oz) Extra-Firm Tofu, drained and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • ½ Cup No Sugar-Added Ketchup
  • ¼ Cup Low-Sodium Soy Sauce
  • ¼ Cup Pasteurized Honey
  • 3 Tbsp Seasoned Rice Vinegar
  • ¼ Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • Suggested Sides: white rice and steamed carrots or broccoli
  • SSoy:

    Tofu is a soy-based protein source. There is no substitute for tofu in this dish. Replace soy sauce with coconut aminos or liquid aminos.

  • GGluten:

    Replace regular soy sauce for a gluten-free version.


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Heat Oil Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat.

  • 3.

    Cook Tofu Once oil begins to ‘pop’, turn heat down and carefully add tofu. Turn burner to high-heat and cook tofu until golden brown and crispy, about 6-7 minutes. Stir tofu occasionally to evenly cook.

  • 4.

    Whisk Together Sauce While tofu is cooking, make sauce. Whisk together the ketchup, soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, and red pepper flakes.

  • 5.

    Add Sauce to Tofu Turn down heat to low and add sauce to tofu. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce is bubbly, about 1-2 minutes.

  • 6.

    Enjoy & Store Enjoy tofu plain or over steamed rice. Tofu will keep in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

  • 7.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe adapted from

Nourishment Notes


Animal protein sources, such as red meat, can have a metallic or bitter flavor. Mild protein sources, such as tofu, typically have a more enjoyable flavor profile and are better tolerated in patients experiencing taste changes.

Low-Sodium Soy Sauce

For patients experiencing changes in salt preferences, choosing low-sodium products can help.

Sweet & Sour Sauce

Sauces, such as sweet and sour, can help to add depth to a dish and help make eating a more enjoyable experience.

Fatigue Buster

  • Ask for Assistance

    Ask a friend or family member to help prepare this dish.

  • Pre-Cubed Tofu

    Purchase pre-cubed, pressed tofu.

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