Balsamic Tofu

This tofu is easy to make and packed full of flavour!

Balsamic Tofu:

1 block extra firm tofu, pressed and drained (DONT skip this step, if you can’t press it opt for super firm tofu instead)
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
1 tbsp tamari
13 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp dry basil
12 tsp thyme
12 tsp red pepper flakes
12 tsp fennel seeds
7–8 fresh basil leaves
Salt and pepper to taste


Heat up 1 tablespoon of oil and pan fry the tofu on both sides along with a pinch of salt and pepper. Flip tofu as needed until tofu has browned on at least 2 sides. In a small bowl, add the remaining ingredients except the fresh basil and whisk together to combine and pour into the pan with your tofu. Sauté tofu with the sauce for about 3-5 minutes or until the sauce has reduced. Remove from heat, stir in the fresh basil and spoon the tofu and some of the sauce onto a plate.