Roasted Tofu with Harissa Sauce
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Harissa is a North African chile sauce that is really easy to make and bursting with flavor. I have this sauce in my fridge and I add it to chicken, beef, fish, pork, vegetables, and grains such as rice, couscous, or quinoa. I love this gourmet sauce on so many different dishes. You can make the sauce ahead and keep it for up to 1 week in your fridge. Pair the Harissa tofu with a side salad containing garbanzo beans for a complete, well-balanced meal.
Recipe type: Entree with Sauce
Cuisine: Northern Africa
Serves: 4
  • 1 package (14 oz) firm tofu
  • Sauce:
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 4 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 ½ Tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 Tbsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 ½ Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds, ground
  • 4 Tbsp ancho chile powder
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray (I prefer using a Misto filled with my own oil of choice)
  1. Preheat the oven to 375° bake. Slice the tofu into 8 rectangular pieces.
  2. In a food processor or blender, add all the other ingredients.
  3. Set 4 Tbsp of sauce on the side. In a medium bowl, mix the tofu with the rest of the harissa sauce. Spray a glass Pyrex with cooking spray. Place the tofu in a single layer in the baking dish. Cook in the oven for 25 minutes. Remove and serve with the extra sauce.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 oz of tofu Calories: 165.8 Fat: 9.1 Saturated fat: 1.4 Carbohydrates: 15.2 Sugar: 3.3 Sodium: 37.9 Fiber: 6.9 Protein: 10.4 Cholesterol: 0
Recipe by Sarah Koszyk at