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Sweet & Sour Tofu

Sweet & Sour Tofu

Liv King
Perfectly sweet, sour, and satisfying despite this being low FODMAP, gluten free, and vegan! This Sweet & Sour Tofu dish is my new go-to weekend dinner when I'm itching to order some Chinese take-out but don't want to make a dent in my wallet.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American-Chinese
Servings 4


Sweet & Sour Tofu:

  • 1 Block Extra Firm Tofu pressed
  • 2 TBSP Cornstarch
  • Pinch of Salt & Pepper
  • 1-2 TBSP Vegetable Oil for cooking
  • 1 Medium Red Bell Pepper diced
  • 3/4 cup Pineapple diced
  • Scallions for garnish
  • White or Brown Rice for serving

Sweet & Sour Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Organic Brown Sugar
  • 3 TBSP Rice Vinegar
  • 3 TBSP Gluten Free Soy Sauce
  • 2 TBSP Water
  • 1 TSP Cornstarch


  • Wrap block of tofu in paper towels or a clean dish towel and squeeze out as much water as you can. If you have the time, use a tofu press for 30Min to remove excess liquid. 
  • Cube the tofu and throw in a large bowl along with the cornstarch, salt, and pepper. Toss until coated. 
  • Add vegetable oil to a large pan on medium-high heat. Fry the tofu until crispy and golden brown. I do this in batches to make sure they evenly brown. Remove tofu from the pan and place on a wire rack. 
  • Large dice the red bell pepper and add to the same pan. Cook until charred and soft. Add in the diced pineapple and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. 
  • Whisk together all the sauce ingredients and add to the pan with red bell pepper and pineapple. Cook for 1-2 minutes until it starts to bubble and thicken. Toss in tofu and coat evenly. 
  • Serve the Sweet & Sour Tofu with your choice of white or brown rice and top with thinly sliced scallions. Enjoy! 
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