This tofu with zucchini and almond cream recipe was developed for Randy’s daughter in his kitchen while he was in India many years ago. I wanted to make her a very yummy and easy to make dinner; I am happy to say she loved it. Recently I prepared the recipe to test it out, take the photo above and serve it to Randy as a thank you for helping move a big plant for me. He said “with that much almond butter; of course she liked it!”
Tofu with Zucchini & Almond Cream Ingredients:
Tofu adds a vegan protein which is actually good for us. Tofu is made by coagulating soy milk and pressing the resulting curds. It is a good source of protein, is gluten-free, contains no cholesterol and is low in calories. You can get tofu in most health food stores; it is also Bean Curd and can be bought in Chinese markets. Make sure it is organic and not GMO.
I love Zucchini; it is one of my favourite vegetables. It is sweet, easy, and quick to cook and they are antioxidant-rich and low in calories.
WHO recognizes that Onions help relieve symptoms such as coughs, congestion asthma, and respiratory infections. Onions are full of protective phytonutrients, vitamins, trace minerals, quercetin (an important flavonoid), chromium, and unique anti-inflammatory nutrients.
The red of Tomatoes is what makes them full of health benefits, even when you are enjoying them as a refreshing juice or tomato sauce. Tomatoes are fat burning, help prevent cancer and are very heart-healthy food.
Spinach was a superfood even before there was the term superfood. I’m referring of course to Popeye the Sailor Man. One can of the green stuff and he turned into muscle popping tornado of energy. Even without Popeye’s recommendation, spinach contains more nutrients per calorie than any other food on the earth. It is loaded with vitamins like A, K, D, and E and a host of trace minerals and is a good source of omega 3 fatty acid.
The almond butter is packed with protein and adds many nutrients to the Prune Power Balls coming from the almonds giving this an easy to eat treat even more protein power.
Barney Butter Almond Butter
Bare Smooth, No Added Sugar Or Salt
• Pure, smooth & spreadable. No added salt or sugar
• Almond butter is gluten-free, peanut-free, vegan and
• Certified kosher by the OU
Ginger is a wonderful herb superfood full of health benefits. Spicy aromatic ginger adds a unique flavour to meals and beverages. The many wonderful health benefits of ginger also cause the cells of my body to glow with gratitude.
Almond oil has a high smoke point making it great for stir-frying and sautéing the Brazil nut burgers. It is good for High Heat Up To 460F. What I like about it is that it has a light, clean flavor that does not alter the taste of the foods I am using it to cook with.
Braggs properly known as Bragg Liquid Aminos is a Certified NON-GMO liquid protein concentrate, derived from healthy soybeans.
Ingredients: Bragg Liquid Aminos are made from health-giving, NON-GMO soybeans and purified water. They are an excellent, healthy, gourmet replacement for Tamari and Soy Sauce. Not fermented or heated and Gluten-Free. Bragg’s has a small amount of naturally occurring sodium. No table salt is added. If less sodium is desired, use a 6 oz. Bragg’s spray bottle and dilute with 1/3 distilled water or to taste and then either add in or spray on food.
Tofu with Zucchini & Almond Cream Recipe
1 sm onion finely chopped
1 pkg medium-firm tofu, sliced into cubes
1 large zucchini, sliced into rounds, ½ inch thick
1 large tomato, chopped
3 handfuls of spinach
1/2 cup almond butter*(add water and stir until thick and creamy)
1 – 3 Tbsp fresh ginger, chopped very finely
Finely chop the onion.
Slice one package of tofu into cubes
Slice the zucchini into 1/2 inch thick rounds.
Chop the tomato.
Sauté on medium heat in ghee or oil: tofu, onions, ginger and zucchini until golden.
Spray the veggies with Braggs and sauté them for a few more minutes.
Then add the spinach and tomatoes and cover with a lid, cooking for 2 minutes.
Take the pan off the heat and add the almond butter, mixing it in until it coats all of the veggies.
Serve the tofu with zucchini and almond cream on top of brown basmati rice.
*You can use less almond butter (1/4 or 1/3 cup) for a less rich dish.
Superfoods in this recipe: almonds, spinach, zucchini, rice. Read all about the benefits by clicking on their links.
Also, try these other tasty tofu and tempeh recipes:
Marinated Tofu – If you like tofu, or would LIKE to like tofu, this marinated tofu recipe is fast and delicious
Crispy Tasty Tofu is a Great Addition to Meals – I enjoy adding crispy tasty tofu to a meal. It adds a vegan protein which is actually good for us.
Tofu Kebabs are Delicious for Dinner and Are Vegan – Tofu kebabs are a great addition to any meal and so yummy. They are filled with nutritious vegetables and protein-rich tofu. A great vegetarian addition to a barbecue this summer too especially for those wanting a vegan option.
Fresh Sprout Salad with Tofu for Lunch – This is a simple sprout salad with tofu that is easy and full of nutrients from the vegetables and lots of protein from the tofu.
Tempeh Sautéed with Spices and Garlic For a Special Vegan Dinner – This tempeh sautéed with spices is a super easy dish to add to any vegan dinner. Tempeh is firmer and tastier than tofu with its nutty taste and texture and it is much healthier too making your meal full of easy-to-digest protein and vitamin B12. All the ingredients in this meal are very healthy.
Tempeh Arugula Salad with Cucumbers is Tasty – This is a simple three-ingredient tempeh arugula salad that is quick to make. It is full of very good easy to digest protein from the tempeh.
Tempeh Salad with Beets and Sprouts for Dinner – This is a simple tempeh salad recipe that is easy to make. It is full of nutrients from the beets, carrots and sprouts, pumpkin seeds and lots of protein from the tempeh which are all tasty superfoods. What makes it extra tasty is the marinated crispy tempeh. The red sweet beets add a very tasty flavor. If you are very busy and just want a quick meal then simple tempeh will work too.
Learn How to Marinate Tempeh with This Recipe – It is important to marinate tempeh for creating very tasty tempeh recipes. It is simple to do and this marinated tempeh is delicious.
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5 thoughts on “Tofu with Zucchini & Almond Cream is Delicious”
Your recipes sound yummy, & I will certainly try the Tofu, zucchini & Almond cream.
By the way what is Braggs seasoning – I have never heard of it in South Africa!
Braggs is a non fermented, raw type of soya sauce with is less salty and gluten free. Here is a link to their site: http://www.bragg.com/products/la.html
Thanks Diana, very interesting.
Hi Diana – Sounds great can’t wait to try as it has all my favorite foods in it. Thanks.
June, looking forward to hearing how it worked for you.