Tofu Steaks with Avocado Chimichurri is a vibrant and hearty dish that brings together the satisfying texture of tofu with the bold flavors of South American cuisine. This dish starts with thick slices of tofu, marinated to infuse deep flavors, then seared or grilled to achieve a perfect golden crust with a tender interior.

Tofu Steaks With Avocado Chimichurri

You may ask, what is chimichurri?

Chimichurri is a flavorful uncooked green sauce from Argentina and Uruguay made from parsley, oregano, olive oil, garlic, vinegar, and red pepper flakes.

Many variations are done, which may include, cilantro, cumin, paprika, thyme, lemon, and basil. It is traditionally used for grilled meats, where it either used as a marinade, spooned on grilled meat while cooking or served as a condiment.

I love to prepare tofu as a meat substitute for my delicious Smothered Tofu Chicken, Teriyaki Tofu, and my General Tso’s Tofu. 

How To Prepare Tofu Steaks With Avocado Chimichurri?

For tofu with a great texture, purchase high protein tofu that has a label that says super-firm. Super-firm tofu is exactly that, it doesn’t require any squeezing off excess water nor pressing. However, if it is not available, then the extra firm will work.

  1. Remove tofu from the carton, discard liquid.
  2. Place tofu between paper towels or dish towel and rest on a plate.
  3. Place something heavy (a book or a skillet) on top of tofu for at least an hour.  The weights help to release the water and the towels will absorb it. This will ensure a firmer and chewy texture.
  4. Next slice tofu into thick slices, brush marinade and allow to marinate for about 20 minutes.
  5. Bake tofu while preparing the chimichurri. Once the tofu is baked then serve with the chimichurri sauce.

What To Serve With Your Tofu Steaks With Avocado Chimichurri?

  1. Garlic Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
  2. Creamy Broccoli Salad
  3. Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
  4. Roasted Kabocha Squash
  5. Quinoa Tabouli

Other Amazing Vegan Tofu Recipes To Try

  1. Tofu Broccoli Skillet
  2. Tofu Fries Recipe
  3. Tofu Tikka Masala
  4. Vegan Tofu Meatballs
  5. Marinated Tofu Fried Rice

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Tofu Steaks With Avocado Chimichurri

Tofu Steaks With Avocado Chimichurri

These flavorful Tofu Steaks With Avocado Chimichurri is so satisfying. Slabs of marinated tofu baked and topped with piquant and creamy avocado chimichurri.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tofu steaks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 169kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

For The Tofu

  • 1 pound super-firm tofu sliced into 8 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Bragg liquid aminos or Tamari, or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon roasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast flakes optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

For The Chimichurri Sauce

  • 1 cup cilantro leaves chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 medium avocado pitted and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

To Prepare The Tofu

  • Preheat oven 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly brush with oil or spray. Set aside. Drain, press tofu (if not super-firm) and cut on the narrow side into about 8 slices.
  • Combine Bragg’s liquid aminos, maple syrup, sesame oil, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, nutritional yeast flakes, cumin and thyme in a small bowl and mix well.
  • Brush marinade on tofu slices and allow to marinate for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the chimichurri sauce.

To Prepare The Chimichurri Sauce

  • To prepare the avocado chimichurri, add cilantro, parsley, onion, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, avocado, oregano, cayenne pepper and salt to a high-speed blender or food processor and process until smooth or chunky.
  • Place tofu slices onto a baking sheet and brush with oil. Bake for 30 minutes, turning halfway. Serve tofu topped with avocado chimichurri.

Nutrition

Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 643IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1mg