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Meatless Monday with Vegan Crunchy Tofu Popcorn Bites with Sweet Mustard Sauce

Welcome (back) to the Miratel blog for another edition of our Meatless Monday vegan recipe share. Miratel took the Meatless Monday pledge to support reducing meat consumption 15% by eliminating it one day per week to preserve the health of our planet. We consider our support of this great movement part of our CSR business strategies as it spreads awareness of the impact of our food choices on our environment.

When it comes to food, crunchy generally means fried but that’s doesn’t always have to be the case. Today’s recipe for vegan crunchy tofu popcorn bites with sweet mustard sauce is a great example of this. These delicious bites are packed full of flavour thanks to the great marinade and tasty bread crumbs and then baked to crunchy perfection. This delicious recipe comes courtesy of Cruelty Free Family via One Green Planet. If you haven’t checked out either site yet, head on over now. You won’t be disappointed.

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE MARINADE:

  • 2 cups watervegan-tofu-popcorn-bites-mustard-sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

FOR THE POPCORN TOFU:

  • 1 14-ounce package of extra firm tofu
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 almond milk
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • A pinch of dried basil
  • A pinch of dried thyme
  • A pinch of parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

FOR THE SWEET MUSTARD SAUCE:

  • 1/3 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup mustard
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • A pinch of salt

PREPARATION

TO MAKE THE MARINADE:

  1. In a medium-large bowl, whisk together all ingredients.

TO MAKE THE POPCORN TOFU:

  1. Press tofu to get as much liquid out as possible. Rip into bite sized chunks. Add to the bowl of marinade. Set aside and allow to marinate at least a few hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450°F.Remove tofu from marinade and place on a paper towel to allow to dry off a bit, then place in a medium bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk cornmeal and almond milk together. Pour over tofu and toss until all pieces are evenly coated.
  4. In a large plastic bag, add panko breadcrumbs, nutritional yeast, and spices. Close the bag and shake a couple of times to mix. Pour in the tofu. Gently shake until all the pieces of tofu are coated with the breadcrumb mixture.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread out the pieces of tofu onto the sheet. Place in oven and bake for about 30 minutes, until golden brown and crispy.

FOR THE DIPPING SAUCE:

  1. In a medium bowl whisk together all ingredients.
  2. Serve with popcorn tofu.

These crunchy tofu bites can be served as a protein in your meal when served alongside your favourite hot vegetable or raw salad or they would be perfect eaten as an appetizer or for snacking.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to visit the Meatless Monday website and join us in taking the pledge today. Spread the word at home and at work and promote CSR business initiatives to make your green call centre, office, factory, shop, restaurant or salon even greener.

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