Curried Tofu Strips and Creamy Coconut Yogurt Dip

By October 16, 2016Recipes
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Tofu is one of many alternative protein sources for non-meat-eaters, but not everyone is crazy about its relatively bland taste. If you’re someone who has been trying to love tofu but just can’t seem to make it happen, try these curried tofu strips and enjoy them with my creamy coconut-yogurt curry dip.

Note: These are perfect for someone playing the Whole Life Challenge on the Kickstart level, whether you’re a meat-eater or not. If you’re on Lifestyle, you could still try the coconut yogurt dip on your compliant protein of choice.

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Curried Tofu Strips and Creamy Coconut Yogurt Dip

If you’re someone who has been trying to love tofu but just can’t seem to make it happen, try these curry-flavored tofu strips.

Category Dinner, Lunch, Vegetarian
Compliance Level Kickstart
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3
Author Jannine Myers

Ingredients

Tofu Strip Ingredients:

  • 1 package of firm and well-drained tofu cut into strips
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tbsps of arrowroot or similar compliant thickener
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/8 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Dip Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup organic full-fat yogurt gives it a slightly sweet taste that balances nicely with the curry and lime
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream not the same as coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp dried dill
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking tray with tin foil.

  2. In a blender, pulse together the oats and pumpkin seeds until a flour-like consistency is achieved.
  3. Empty the oat/pumpkin flour into a shallow dish and season with the curry powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. In another shallow dish, pour the almond milk, and into a third shallow dish add the coconut flour and arrowroot and mix together well.
  5. Take the tofu strips one at a time, and cover first in the coconut flour mix. Next, soak in the almond milk, and finally, coat in the curry flour mixture.
  6. Place the strips on the baking tray and bake for 25 minutes, turning over halfway through cooking.
  7. While the tofu strips are in the oven, prepare your dip by simply whisking all the ingredients together until well combined.
  8. Enjoy eating right away, while they are still hot and slightly crispy.

Recipe Notes

If you prefer a crunchier texture, you can par-bake the strips and finish up in a frying pan with a little coconut oil.

Here is a recipe for unsweetened almond milk.

And here is info on how coconut cream is not the same as coconut milk.

The curried tofu strips are compliant on the Kickstart level. The dip is compliant on both Kickstart and Lifestyle.

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Jannine Myers
Jannine is an avid trail runner, freelance writer/blogger, and running and nutrition coach. She currently resides in Okinawa, Japan, but will soon be moving back to her hometown of Auckland, New Zealand. You can follow her running adventures and nutrition tips by liking her Facebook page or reading her blog.

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