coconut crusted tofu bowls

Adapted from Budget Bytes.


  • block extra firm tofu
  • 1 large egg or flax egg
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • Pinch Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 Tbsp unrefined coconut oil
  • 3 oz sweet chili sauce
  • rice or quinoa or cauliflower rice + sliced avocado + diced tomato + sliced green onions


  1. Press the tofu for 30 minutes.

  2. Once the tofu has been pressed, cut the block in half. Cut each piece into three 1/4-inch thick rectangles (cut the “thickness” of the block into three). Cut each rectangle into two triangles. You should now have 12 1/4-inch thick triangles.

  3. Prepare two bowls for the coconut crust. In the first bowl whisk together the egg, cornstarch, water, and a pinch of salt and pepper until a smooth mixture forms. Place the unsweetened coconut in the second bowl.

  4. Dip each tofu triangle into the egg mixture first, making sure it is fully coated, then into the coconut flakes. Place the coconut coated triangles on the cutting board until all pieces are coated.

  5. Heat one tablespoon of the coconut oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Once the skillet and oil are hot, add half of the coconut coated tofu triangles and cook on each side until brown and crispy. Remove the cooked tofu to a paper towel lined plate, add more coconut oil, and cook the second batch.

  6. Serve on top of rice with avocado and diced tomato. Top with sweet chili sauce and green onions and serve.

serves 3-4.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a website or blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: