This Orange Tofu And Broccoli Recipe Is A Vegan Protein Big-Hitter

A vegan twist on a take-away classic that will deliver a big protein boost too


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bowls of freshly prepared orange tofu and broccoli, one being held by the recipe developer from Plant Baes This tofu is anything but bland thanks to an orange marinade - Media Credit: Plant Baes

This vegan orange tofu and broccoli recipe is inspired by Chinese orange chicken! We kept all the flavor but added our little touch to make it vegan and extra nourishing. It turned out so delicious and is sure to make a regular appearance on your meal prep rotation!

Oh, and it also contains 29g of plant-based protein. This makes it great one to whip up if you’re trying to increase your intake or support an active lifestyle. Bet you never thought that something based on a popular take-out dish could be good for you and gym-approved. But here we are!

bowls of freshly prepared orange tofu and broccoli, one being held by the recipe developer from Plant Baes
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Cook Time30 mins
Servings4 people


  • 600 g extra firm tofu
  • 3 cups broccoli (diced)
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 1 spring onion or scallion
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1 tbsp ginger (grated)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tbsp tapioca starch (plus 3 tbsp water)


  • Bake the tofu in the air fryer at 350 degrees F (180 C) for 15 minutes (or 20 minutes at 400 F (200 C) in the oven).
  • Bake the broccoli for 8 minutes at 350 degrees F (180 C)(15 minutes in the oven).
  • Combine the orange juice, ginger, garlic, tamari, rice vinegar, sesame oil and maple syrup.
  • Combine the tapioca starch and water.
  • To a pan on medium heat, add the sauce and tapioca mixture. Cook until it starts to thicken.
  • Stir in the tofu and broccoli.
  • Serve with rice, spring onions and sesame seeds, and enjoy!

Top tips for the best orange tofu and broccoli

If you have a little more time (and produce) on your hands, consider using freshly squeezed orange juice. This way, you can adjust the sharpness for your own preferences.

Experiment with different varieties of oranges until you find the perfect blend of juicy, sweet, and tartness for your palate. But remember to strain your juice to remove pips!

You can substitute soy sauce for tamari, but be aware that the dish will not be gluten free if you do.

This orange tofu and broccoli recipe was republished with permission from Plant Baes. Find the original recipe here.

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