Lemon Pepper Tofu & Peanut Sauce

I think by now the whole world knows I love tofu. It is such a great addition to so many dishes! If you prepare it correctly, tofu can be turned into magic. I swear, it’s true! 😉

The weather is getting chillier outside, and that calls for more warming and hearty meals! Am I right? Onesies, fuzzy socks & a nice bowl of lemon pepper tofu with a delicious peanut sauce over veggies. Yeah, just perfect!

The tofu is cooked to perfection! Those who are signed up to my email list know the ultimate tofu hack to make it perfect every time and yep, I used it in this recipe!


lemon pepper tofu


When I was a kid, before discovering veganism, I really enjoyed lemon pepper chicken. Now that I have turned to the world of plant based eating, I have discovered lemon pepper tofu and there ain’t no goin’ back! No way! This is delicious and healthy! Not to mention that peanut sauce over top.. omg.

Another recipe that you guys MUST try at some point in your lifetime is this Chickpea & Mushroom Curry. It’s really life changing.

If you are looking for a more warm cosy meal that is sweet rather than savory, check out my Dark Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal recipe.. yum!

Anywho… Let’s get started shall we? 😀

If you decide to recreate this recipe and take a photo, please tag me on Instagram @platedbykay + #PlatedByKay! I love to see your recreations!


Lemon Pepper Tofu & Peanut Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Kristin Bainbridge


Lemon Pepper Tofu:

  • 1/2 block firm tofu
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • black pepper to taste

Peanut Sauce

  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1-2 tbsp water, depending on desired consistency
  • 1/2 tsp rice vinegar optional
  • 1 thumb ginger, grated
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder (or 1 garlic clove minced)


  1. Drain and press tofu to get rid of excess liquid

  2. Cut into small cubes, coat in lemon juice & pepper ideally overnight, but 30 minutes will be enough

  3. Place on a lined pan with non-stick baking mat or parchment paper & bake in the oven at 400F for 30 minutes

  4. For the peanut sauce, combine all ingredients together in a bowl until creamy. You can also blend it up to remove the chunks but I prefer to have chunks.

  5. Assemble bowl with noodles, veggies, avocado, whatever you like... and ENJOY!