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Recipe: Baked Tofu with Spicy Peanut Butter and Goji Berries

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March is National Peanut Month! In celebration, Peanut Butter & Co. invites us to explore the versatility of the peanut butter ingredient. They sent over a mystery ingredient and asked us incorporated into a recipe with their peanut butter. What was this mystery ingredient? I received a bag of Nativa Naturals goji berries, along with a couple jars of Peanut Butter & Co.’s peanut butters.

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I decided to put together a tasty and savory appetizer – Baked Tofu with Spicy Peanut Sauce, Spinach and Goji berries. Here I used sprouted tofu, which is supposed to be more easily digestible compared to regular tofu. The tofu is lightly baked and then served with a spicy peanut butter sauce made with The Heat is On! The goji berries are reconstituted to its plump form which tends to enhance it sweetness. 

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Ingredients:

  • 16 oz sprouted firm tofu, pressed
  • coconut oil, for tofu
  • 2 tbsp The Heat is On! peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • water
  • 2 tbsp goji berries (Navita Naturals Goji berries)
  • 2 cups baby spinach

Directions:

  1. Press the tofu. Remove the tofu from the package and drain. Wrap the tofu with paper towel and place onto a plate. Place another plate on top of the tofu and weigh it down with something heavy. Let it sit for 15 to 30 minutes. Remove excess liquid. Pat the tofu dry with paper towels..
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  3. Cut the tofu into thin slices. Warm the coconut oil so that it is in liquid form. Brush the tofu with coconut oil.
  4. Arrange the tofu on the baking sheet. Bake for 20-30 minutes, flipping halfway through. Shorter bake time produces softer tofu, while longer bake time produces a chewier texture.
  5. While the tofu is in the oven…
  6. Prepare the peanut sauce. Whisk together the peanut butter, lemon juice, raw apple cider vinegar, and water as needed for desired consistency.
  7. Reconstitute the goji berries. Soak the goji berries with warm water for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Lightly steam the baby spinach.
  9. Assemble. Remove tofu from oven and place on a plate. Top with a small spoonful of peanut sauce, some spinach leaves, and a few goji berries.
  10. Enjoy!

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How would you use peanut butter in a savory dish? #MysteryIngredient

Disclaimer: As a member of Peanut Butter & Co.’s Yum Squad food blogger club, I received product in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

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59 Comments

  1. Annette

    March 15, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    I’d use peanut butter to make chicken satay.

  2. Amy L

    March 15, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    I’d make a rice bowl with a spicy peanut sauce

  3. Danielle D

    March 15, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    yes I use it in stir fry!!

  4. Susan Christy

    March 15, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    I make a peanut butter sauce for noodles.

  5. Brittney House

    March 15, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    I use the peanut butter in a glaze and pour it on top of a chicken dish.

  6. Stephanie Galbraith

    March 15, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    I would make a peanut curry for our spaghetti.

  7. ellen beck

    March 16, 2015 at 2:26 am

    I would use the peanut butter to make Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Soup

  8. Cynthia C

    March 16, 2015 at 6:18 am

    I would make an Asian noodle dish with chicken and peanut sauce.

  9. Kimberly Hilbert

    March 16, 2015 at 7:37 am

    I love the dish peanut butter noodles. I might use the bees knees with this one.

  10. kelly mcgrew

    March 16, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    i would like it in smoothies and protein power balls!

  11. Tari Lawson

    March 16, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    I would use it for peanut satay.

  12. Jaque R.

    March 16, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    I love Thai food and love a spicy peanut sauce with my spring rolls….never enough of it. I would also use it to create a spicy peanut curry. Yum! 🙂 Thank you.

  13. Monique Rizzo

    March 16, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    I would make peanut and chicken stir fry.

  14. Dandi D

    March 16, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    I’d make some peanut butter noodles.

  15. Debbi Wellenstein

    March 16, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    I would use it in a stir fry.

  16. Cheryl

    March 16, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    I would make Crispy Peanut Butter Coconut Chicken.

  17. Karin A.

    March 16, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    I am not much of a cook so I’d use it in a grilled sandwich.

  18. vera wilson

    March 17, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    warm some of the peanut butter and pour over top of tuna salad.

  19. Tracy Davis

    March 17, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    I would use it for peanut satay.

  20. Danielle

    March 18, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    I would make peanut butter banana bread

  21. robyn paris

    March 18, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    i would use it with chicken and coconut.

  22. deana c

    March 19, 2015 at 10:53 am

    I would add it to my pad thai!!

  23. Jessica

    March 19, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    I make an Asian inspired Peanut butter mustard tuna salad!

  24. Judith

    March 19, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    I’d use it in a noodle stir fry!

  25. Krysti

    March 19, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    With a sweet potato stir fry

  26. Jordan

    March 19, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    I would make pineapple peanut butter chicken skewers!

  27. Mary W

    March 19, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    I like using peanut butter in Asian sauces especially with noodle dishes.

  28. Susan P.

    March 19, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    I would use peanut butter to make a sauce for a Thai dish with chicken or fish.

  29. Nate Baustad

    March 19, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    I use it in Thai curries

  30. Laura Klassen

    March 19, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    I’d make chicken satay, it’s my specialty.

  31. Sandy Headtke

    March 19, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Use it all the time in satay. Definitely not just for pb&j.

  32. Carmen Lee

    March 19, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Peanut butter is amazing in Pad Thai!

  33. Amy C.

    March 19, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    I would make an Asian noodle dish.

  34. Laura Royal

    March 19, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    I use peanut butter in a spicy thai vegetarian spaghetti I make.

  35. Mina M

    March 19, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    I’m sure there’s a way to use peanut butter in a savory crepe… I’ll have to do some thinking though!

  36. Ben

    March 20, 2015 at 1:19 am

    I would make pad thai and use peanut butter.

  37. Theresa Smith

    March 20, 2015 at 1:41 am

    I would use it in my recipe for peanut butter banana bread. It would also be good in Double Peanut Butter Chocolate Chewies.

  38. Alita Alexander

    March 20, 2015 at 5:59 am

    I’ve been searching for peanut butter sauce recipes this evening, just before finding this! Perfect timing! I was looking at a Chicken Satay and another one for dipping veggie rolls into! Can’t wait to try them all!

  39. Cynthia Stacey

    March 20, 2015 at 7:30 am

    I would use it to cook BBQ with!!! Yummmyyyy!

  40. Robert Morella

    March 20, 2015 at 7:39 am

    I like Peanut Butter and Pork cooked in a crockpot

  41. Christie L

    March 20, 2015 at 7:41 am

    It would go well in a chicken stir fry

  42. lisa kay

    March 20, 2015 at 7:46 am

    I would make a peanut sauce for my spring rolls..=D

  43. Ashley C

    March 20, 2015 at 9:11 am

    I’ve heard that putting a bit in a white bean chili makes it smooth. I might have to get that a try

  44. Kim Davis

    March 20, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Perfect for Thai food.

  45. Paige c

    March 20, 2015 at 11:30 am

    I had a really good papaya salad with peanuts and sauce that I would love to remake

  46. kath g

    March 20, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    i would use peanut butter for a sauce over chicken and rice.

  47. Maryann Vannort

    March 20, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    I would make a spicy hot sauce for chicken over rice

  48. Michelle M

    March 20, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    In a stir fry but also some PB cookies for my kids

  49. joe gersch

    March 21, 2015 at 3:32 am

    i make it with chicken and peanut sauce

  50. Claire

    March 21, 2015 at 4:03 am

    Melted over a baked sweet potato or mixed with chicken (over a sweet potato of course:)

  51. Robin

    March 21, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    I would mix some in with pulled pork.

  52. Erica B.

    March 21, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    I don’t quite know!

  53. sarah shih

    March 21, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Love this always looking for new ways to make tofu thank you

  54. Danielle Marie

    March 21, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    i would use it in a yummy pad thai sauce.

  55. Deborah G.

    March 21, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    I would use it in a Thai Chicken skewers!

  56. Stephanie Larison

    March 21, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    I would use it to make the peanut butter sauce for chinese spring rolls.

  57. Carolyn Daley

    March 21, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    I would use the peanut butter to make peanut butter pie.

  58. Alycia Hacke

    March 21, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    I like adding it to asian sauces.

  59. Laurie Emerson

    March 21, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    I would use it to make a peanut sauce to put over chicken.

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