Pan Seared Tofu with Avocado Cashew Sauce


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A simple sauce of avocado, tomato, cashew nuts, parsley and lime juice is served over pan-seared seasoned tofu for a light main course. It’s easy to make, yummy to eat, and your family won’t believe it is vegan. The crisp tofu is good on its own, but if tofu is not your cup of tea, chicken breast will do too.

Avocado Cashew Sauce
  • 2 block / 400 g Firm tofu
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-2 tbsp Sunflower oil
  • 1 Ripe avocado, finely chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp Parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp Minced garlic
  • 4 tbsp Cashew nuts, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Cut each block of tofu in half diagonally, then cut each into two triangles. Well season the tofu triangles with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a skillet until hot. Cook tofu, in 2 batches, for 1 minute each side or until crisp and golden, then drain on paper towel.
  2. In a bowl, add in finely chopped avocado, tomatoes, parsley, cashew nuts, and lime juice. Mix well, then season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place tofu triangles, overlapping, on a serving plate. Spoon some avocado sauce over.

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79 comments:

Gloria Baker 13/10/14 05:50

Amazing and beautiful Angie!
I love avocado!
x

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Easyfoodsmith 13/10/14 07:07

That sounds so good. I love a nutty dressing and the addition of avocado makes it even better.

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Gourmet Getaways 13/10/14 08:29

I like light dishes when I feel like I've overindulged from previous days. This dish is perfect for me. Though it does look like there's a lot for me to nibble on and I'm happy with that!

Gourmet Getaways

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Medeja 13/10/14 11:13

Yummy! I love the sauce! I could probably have it alone :)

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Emma | Fork and Good 13/10/14 11:33

Angie this is fabulous! I really think you should open up a little cafe - I would come visit it everyday - this is the bomb! Love the colours and flavours in this recipe, I have all the ingredients (nearly) for the sauce, so I am so making this for my lunch tomorrow!

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Alida 13/10/14 11:38

Wow, this look really amazing. I love the colours and the lovely ingredients you have used. Brava!

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Veronica Ng 13/10/14 11:49

I'm always amazed at all your dishes. They look attractive, healthy and packed with flavours. Thank you Angie.

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Beth 13/10/14 12:04

Your sauce sounds wonderful - love the combination of avocado, lime and cashews!

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House in Tillford 13/10/14 13:25

What a fresh yummy recipe. Perfect for summer

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Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 13/10/14 13:51

These colors look delicious together. What a pretty lunch or dinner.
Sam

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Shashi Charles 13/10/14 16:12

Angie, that Avocado Cashew Sauce sounds incredible! Love it's pairing with tofu!

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 13/10/14 16:38

The avocado cashew sauce sounds delightful, Angie! Would you believe I still have not tried tofu! I like the idea of pan searing.

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Anonymous 13/10/14 18:10

I haven't had tofu in so long! The avocado and cashew sauce sound amazing and delicious and so colourful too. Sounds like a perfect fall lunch or light supper.
Eva http://kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com

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Elzbieta Hester 13/10/14 19:05

Tofu and avocado...Angie, that sounds good. Especially with that fantastic sauce!

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Priscilla @ Homegrown Delight 13/10/14 20:06

Gorgeous and yummy avocado! Great photos. I love tofu but my husband does not! The tomatoes look beautiful, did you grow them? :-)

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CookWith Manali 13/10/14 21:18

I love the avocado cashew sauce, sounds incredible! I need to make this, great recipe Angie!

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rika@vm 13/10/14 21:31

Oh my, this is my ideal breakfast, I love a bit of avocado, tomato, lime juice, and everything else in this dish! So vibrant, colorful and brilliant!

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Catherine 13/10/14 21:47

A beautiful avocado recipe. So beautiful photoed and healthy. Catherine

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Cheri Savory Spoon 13/10/14 22:23

Beautiful dish Angie, love the cashew avocado cream.

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Caroline 14/10/14 00:00

Mmm that avocado sauce sounds amazing!! Yum!!

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Jess Bakericious 14/10/14 00:34

Angle yr dishes always so colorful N bright, this one no exceptional.

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Elisabeth Foodandthrift 14/10/14 01:19

Angie, I've been MIA again, not even looking into my own blog...not meaning to ignore your beautiful posts I've missed. Love, love the seared tofu, so awesome with the avocado sauce. Such inspirational recipes you share, each and every time! xo

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Norma Chang 14/10/14 01:28

I can think of many way to serve your avocado cashew sauce, definitely a keeper.

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lena 14/10/14 01:37

i like this dish. would love to make this on my ' eating light' days :))

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Ashley 14/10/14 01:49

Oh yum! That avocado cashew sauce sounds awesome - so my kind of dish! Hope you had a great weekend!

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Jasna Varcakovic 14/10/14 02:03

Wholesome and colourfull; always mouthwatering recipes in your posts!

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Velva 14/10/14 02:48

I like tofu and this dish would be delightful. It is full of fresh flavors and it is meatless. Very nice, Angie.

Velva

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Juliana 14/10/14 03:14

The tofu sounds delicious with this nutty dressing...very creative Angie!
Have a great week ahead :D

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dentistvschef 14/10/14 06:59

this is waht i want for my meatlass monday!!!

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Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits 14/10/14 07:08

MMm, Now I know what I'm having for lunch tomorrow. Looks great!

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Katerina 14/10/14 08:24

My son is a big fan of tofu and I am sure this dish would be right up his alley. Delicious Angie!!!

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The Yum List 14/10/14 09:24

I bet this is a lovely mix of crunchy and creamy.

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Barbara 14/10/14 13:18

What a lovely combination, Angie. The colors and textures plus you've given me another seared tofu idea!

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Man Ridwan 14/10/14 13:22

All my favorite foods mixed in one plate,it sound delicious!

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Tricia @ Saving room for dessert 14/10/14 15:22

I am always looking for ways to cook tofu so thanks for this recipe! Love the simple sauce - I bet all the flavors shine through. Thanks Angie!

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Balvinder 14/10/14 16:51

This is amazing, Angie! The avocado cashew sauce alone is to die for and with tofu it sounds like a great combination!

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kitchen flavours 14/10/14 17:21

This is such a lovely dish! Looks really appetizing and delicious!

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Pam 14/10/14 17:48

Yum! It looks and sounds amazing.

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Liz Berg 14/10/14 17:59

Terrific, simple tofu recipe! And the topping looks divine, too...

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Donalyn@TheCreeksideCook 14/10/14 18:50

What a lovely and tasty flavor combo Angie - definitely giving this one a try.

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Arpita@ the Gastronomic Bong 14/10/14 19:47

Gosh.. i am totally in love with the avocado cashew sauce.. beautiful recipe. . :)

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Monica 14/10/14 20:37

Lovely. It's fresh yet rich with the avocado and cashews, which I love!

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Nazneen Hamilton 14/10/14 22:58

The sauce sounds amazing! I do like crisp tofu, this goes together perfectly.

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Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style 14/10/14 22:59

This is beautiful, Angie -- very tasty-looking, fresh... and vegan! The combination of cashews and avocado sounds rich but oh-so-healthy.

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Kitchen Belleicious 15/10/14 01:51

i love that cashew sauce. It sounds nutty and creamy and delicious on just about anything let alone this wonderful tofu

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com 15/10/14 02:03

This looks so yummy and refreshing!! Love pan seared tofu :)

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Dawn Yucuis 15/10/14 05:36

Angie, this looks wonderful. I love the avocado cashew sauce. I think that it would be good over fish and seafood too.

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Geraldine Saucier 15/10/14 06:32

Looks delicious. I think I will try this with a chicken breast.

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Jeannie Tay 15/10/14 07:32

That looks so lovely! I can imagine eating this with nachos.. yum!

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Sharon D 15/10/14 07:48

This looks beautiful, Angie. I'm always amazed with your recipes - healthy and different! :)

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noobcook 15/10/14 07:57

simply love this - healthy, colourful and meatless!

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Joanne 15/10/14 13:45

i love the sauce that you added to the tofu! So many fresh flavors combined in every bite!

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Jeanette 15/10/14 13:59

I love that avocado cashew sauce - such a brilliant idea!

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Lisa Lin 15/10/14 19:21

LOVE the bright colors of this dish, Angie!

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Erica 15/10/14 20:11

The avocado cashew sauce sounds wonderful, Angie! So creative!

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Kelly 15/10/14 20:28

Love tofu and it sounds amazing with that avocado cashew sauce! What a great idea!

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Kathy 15/10/14 21:31

Angie, This dish sounds wonderful!! I really enjoy tofu, but that sauce full of avocado and tomatoes…sounds amazing!!

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Mary Frances 15/10/14 21:46

Sounds like an amazing meatless meal!

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Emma @ Bake Then Eat 15/10/14 22:40

What a beautiful looking dish, I love everything in it and would love it for my tea :)

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tigerfish 16/10/14 01:03

Great! Tofu is my cup of tea and it is like enjoying fancy chunky guacamole over the tofu. :)

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Reeni 16/10/14 03:31

What a delicious prep for tofu Angie! The sauce sounds AMAZING! I'd be happy just eating that!

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Monet 16/10/14 05:56

The avocado cashew sauce sounds just incredible!

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Abbe@This is How I Cook 16/10/14 16:24

Wonderful, Angie I could eat a plate of this right now! The colors are gorgeous!

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My Inner Chick 16/10/14 18:38

YESSSSSSSSSS.
If I could marry an avocado, I would!
Delicious! xx

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sophiesfoodiefiles 16/10/14 21:00

A wonderful well-flavoured tofu dish, dear Angie! Yum Yum Yummm! 😜😜

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K / Pure & Complex 16/10/14 21:41

I am not a huge fan of tofu but this, this looks absolutely delish! I love this

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Joyti 17/10/14 02:39

Oh! This looks and sound incredible! I love the combination of flavors.

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ahu @ ahueats 17/10/14 14:09

As an avocado-holic, I appreciate any use of that beautiful fruit - especially this very unique one! This looks great Angie! :)

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Asmita 18/10/14 00:09

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

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mjskit 18/10/14 17:55

In order to get my hubby to eat tofu, I have to make it exciting and add flavors that he loves. This should do it. He could live on avocado, so I know we'd both love this! Thanks Angie!

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Marcela 19/10/14 11:03

well, I'm not vegetarian but I like tofu. I probably use your sauce to my delicious chicken breast, as you said :)
Have a nice day, Angie!

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Helene Dsouza 19/10/14 17:05

avocado and tofu wow! That's a cool flavor combo I can't wait to try once they sell tofu here again.

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Hema 20/10/14 11:23

I have bookmarked this, for once, I can get all the ingredients here, so surely going to try this..

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Cheap Ethnic Eatz 20/10/14 20:16

I am definitely more of a chicken than tofu gal but that Avocado Cashew Sauce sounds amazing, must be so creamy and rich.

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Choclette Blogger 20/10/14 21:37

I panicked a bit when I read pan seared, because that always seems to denote salmon :(

Luckily, I read on. This sounds delicious indeed and just the sort of food I like - even though I don't buy tofu that often. Luckily, I think I've got some in the fridge :)

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Terra 28/10/14 17:32

What a hearty and gorgeous recipe! Perfect lunch or dinner option! Yum, Hugs, Terra

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Ann Jones 28/10/14 22:43

I've been trying to get the rest of my family to eat more tofu, I love it! Great pairing with the avocado!

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Marcela 15/11/14 12:24

WOW! What an amazing dish! I love the sauce as well!

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