Celery Black Pepper Tofu

Diet Tags

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Pescatarian

Enjoy celery black pepper tofu, a dish that offers a delicious blend of flavors and a healthy dose of hydration and electrolytes without too much sodium.

This dish combines celery, tofu, and black pepper to support optimal hydration levels and electrolyte balance while keeping sodium intake in check.

Recipe Benefits

  • This recipe highlights the importance of using ingredients that are not only delicious but also contribute to overall well-being.
  • Celery, which has a high water content, naturally hydrates the body, helping with fluid balance.
  • What sets this dish apart is its low sodium approach, which promotes electrolyte balance without relying on excessive salt intake.
  • Tofu is a plant-based protein source in this recipe, providing nutritional depth without compromising sodium levels.
  • The baked tofu adds a protein-rich and satisfying element to the recipe, complementing the hydrating properties of celery.
  • Black pepper, known for its bold flavor, enhances the taste and brings potential health benefits.
  • As a sodium-free seasoning, black pepper adds zest without contributing to excessive sodium intake.


Ingredients for 2 servings:

Baked Tofu:

  • 400 grams tofu cubed
  • 3 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp water
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 tbsp cornstarch

For the sauce:

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 8 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1 inch ginger finely chopped
  • 2 chili
  • 340 grams of chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vinegar


  1. Chop the tofu and keep it ready.
  2. Make a thick batter by mixing soy sauce and cornstarch. Add a teaspoon of water if needed, but be careful not to add too much, as the tofu will add moisture when mixed in.
  3. Immediately add the tofu to the batter and mix to coat it. If you leave the batter to sit, it will solidify in a few minutes and will need extra moisture to be batter again.
  4. Let the tofu marinate for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 400ºF / 200ºC.
  6. Place the tofu cubes on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or longer, or pan-fry in oil until golden. Keep aside.

To make the sauce:

  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic, ginger, and red chili and cook until the garlic is translucent for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the celery and peppers. Mix, cover, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until the celery is cooked to preference. Stir once in between.
  4. Add the baked tofu, pepper, soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of water, sugar, and vinegar. Mix and cook for 2 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Per serving:

  • Calories: 394.4 kcal
  • Protein: 21.9 g
  • Fat: 13.45 g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.5 g
  • Fiber: 7.85 g

Based on Nutrisurvey


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