Earlier this month, I wrote about the health benefits of tofu, so I am really on a tofu kick lately! As healthy as tofu is, I still try to limit it to a couple of times a week. Soy is so good for us and is naturally gluten-free and low in calories, but high soy intake could lead to some problems. Moderation is the key, like so many things in life. My Vegan Breaded Pesto Tofu is so light and flavorful, with bursts of bright cherry tomatoes, you may find yourself wanting it every night!
This recipe can easily be made gluten-free, however this version is for my italian husband who loves his real pasta! It’s also semi-homemade because I used pre-made vegan pesto from Whole Foods for this recipe. Weeknights need to be kept simple, but on the weekends I make my own pesto! It’s one of my favorite tastes because it’s sooo full of flavor with the basil and garlic. This dish takes about 30 minutes to make, so it’s perfect for those of you with busy schedules but still want to make a delicious, healthy and satisfying meal. I make enough for leftovers, because this dish is great for a light lunch packed with protein and flavor.
It’s also super kid friendly. My baby loves his vegan breaded pesto tofu! It’s so easy for wee one to eat, and of course he loves playing with his angel hair pasta!
Vegan Breaded Pesto Tofu