Vegan & Gluten-Free Tofu Benedict

This is the breakfast of kings, or indeed the hearty snack, lunch or dinner of kings…

Think yummy, vegan and gluten-free deliciousness, that will send even the most vegan and gluten-free averse taste buds wild…

Think eggs benedict, but without the eggs and without the buttery, calorie-laden sauce…

Instead, think of a creamy, satisfyingly rich sauce, that is so tasty that I could just eat it by the spoonful.  This sauce, combined with the crispy-fried tofu and fresh vegetables is a real match made in heaven that you have just got to try.


Serves 2-3 

Ingredients

For the Vegan ‘Hollandaise’ Sauce;

  • 1 Tbsp Avocado Oil (or any other type of oil that might take your fancy)
  • 1 Tbsp Gluten Free Flour Mix ( I used Dove’s farm plain gluten-free mix)
  • 1 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 ½ Cup Un-sweetened Almond Milk
  • Pinch Salt & Pepper

To serve;

  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 ½ Cup Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 ½ Cup Chopped Baby Spinach Leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 396g Packet of Firm Tofu (I used ‘Cauldrons’)
  • 4-6 Slices of Gluten Free Bread (2 per person is a good amount)

 

Method

  1. Remove the tofu from the packet and squeeze out any excess moisture. Cut into 1cm Slices.
  2. Chop the tomatoes and sprinkle over a little salt -to help bring out their flavour.
  3. De-stone and shell the avocado and then slice.
  4. Chop the spinach.
  5. In a medium sized pan, on a medium heat, pour in the tablespoon of avocado oil (or any other type of oil).
  6. Once heated, sprinkle in the flour and whisk around to make a paste.
  7. Slowly pour in the almond milk, making sure to keep whisking so no lumps appear and a smooth and silky sauce begins to form.
  8. Sprinkle in the smoked paprika, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper and mix around.
  9. Keep stirring on a medium heat until the sauce has thickened to a consistency a little thicker than double cream (takes around 10 minutes). Once the desired thickness has been achieved remove from the heat.
  10. In a frying pan, heat another tablespoon of oil, once heated add in the tofu slices.
  11. Cook on one side for around 3-4 minutes (until browned) and then flip over to cook the other side.
  12. While the tofu is cooking you can toast your bread slices.
  13. To arrange place a few avocado slices on top of each slice of toast, top with some spinach and then the tofu.
  14. Pour the sauce over the tofu and scatter the tomatoes around the plate.
  15. Eat and enjoy!

 

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