TOFU KOFTAS

This recipe was inspired by one of our favourite vegan youtubers, Gaz Oakley. We tweaked the recipe a bit but they turned out amazing. The tofu worked perfect as the base for the koftas! They are packed with protein as well so this makes a great post gym dinner. We hope you enjoy!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes

Serves: 2-3 people

YOU WILL NEED:

For koftas:

  • 1 block of extra firm tofu
  • 2 tbsp of grape seed or avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp of green onion (finely chopped)
  • 3 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp of sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 tsp of fresh mint (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 an onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp of ground cumin
  • 1 tsp of smoked paprika
  • 4 tbsp of all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp of mild salsa
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of pepper

For tzatziki:

  • 1 cup of vegan yogurt (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 of a cucumber (diced finely)
  • 1/2 tsp of paprika
  • Juice from 1/2 of a lemon
  • 1/4 tsp of garlic powder

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Heat a large frying pan on medium heat and add your avocado oil.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  3. In a large mixing bowl crumble your tofu into small bits with your hands and add all other ingredients listed under the koftas list (besides your cooking oil)
  4. Use your hands to combine all ingredients until it begins to feel mouldable.
  5. Shape your koftas with your hands and place them into your hot pan.
  6. Fry each side for 2-3 minutes or until they begin to brown.
  7. Remove from pan and place on a baking tray. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
  8. While you wait, you can make your dip! Add all ingredients for your tzatziki into a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  9. Remove koftas from oven and serve on a warm pita with a spoonful of garlic hummus, fresh veggies of your choice and a drizzle of your vegan tzatziki!
  10. For less carbs serve with a nice crisp Greek salad or salad of your choosing. Serve and enjoy!
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