VIT- Very Important Tofu
One of the best meals I have had recently, would have to be this vegan Za’atar tofu drizzled with herb yogurt sauce, served with flat bread. Tofu tossed in a Middle Eastern spice blend. Baked to perfection. Then, you can either wrap the tofu in a flat bread or serve with flat bread on the side. Drizzle with or dip in this perfect tangy, herby vegan yogurt sauce. It is so amazing! I could have eaten the whole block of tofu by myself.
Have you tried anything with Za’atar before? I am so in love with this spice blend. You may be able to find Za’atar spice blend so you don’t have to make your own. However, it is really easy to make. My blend is oregano, cumin, sesame seeds, salt, pepper and sumac. Sumac is a spice mostly used in Middle Eastern and South Asian cooking. It is nice and tart, almost like citrus to me. You can find it in most international areas in the store, specialty spice shops, Middle Eastern markets, or on Amazon. If you can’t find any sumac, I recommend replacing with lemon zest!
The whole meal is so aromatic and it makes my mouth water while it is baking. The vegan herb yogurt sauce is perfect. It goes so well with this Za’atar tofu it is crazy! Just a quick sauce made with non dairy yogurt, lemon juice and herbs. That can be whipped up while the tofu is baking, then boom. Amazingness!
Everything about this vegan Za’atar tofu with herb yogurt sauce is beautiful. It is healthy, flavorful, gluten free (if you skip the flat bread), and so satisfying.
Vegan Za'atar Tofu with Herb Yogurt Sauce
- 1 Block (15oz) Extra firm tofu
- 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
- 1 tsp. Oregano, dried
- 1 tsp. Sumac
- 1 tsp. Cumin
- 1 tsp. Sesame seeds
- 1/4 tsp. Salt
- 1/4 tsp. Black pepper
Herb Yogurt Sauce
- 5 oz. Plain non dairy yogurt
- 2 Tbsp. Chives, finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp. Parsley, chopped
- 1/2 tsp. Garlic powder
- 1 tsp. Agave syrup
- Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
- Pinch of Salt and Pepper
- You first want to press your tofu. Either with a tofu press, or by placing something heavy on top. Press for at least 15 minutes, but the longer the better.
- When you are ready to make the tofu, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Then cut the tofu into cubes and place in a bowl. Drizzle the olive oil on top, then toss to coat the tofu.
- Then sprinkle in all the seasonings, and toss to coat all the tofu cubes in the spice mixture.
- Place all the tofu on a baking sheet, and bake at 375 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until the tofu is all brown and firm and a bit crispy.
- While the tofu is baking, make the yogurt sauce. Add all the ingredients for the herb yogurt sauce to a small mixing bowl. Stir to combine everything. Then, taste and adjust seasoning. Set aside.
- Once the tofu is done, serve immediately with flat bread, drizzled with herb yogurt sauce!
Oh.my.goodness. ❤️ Are you sure this is four servings? Just kidding, but I may have licked my plate. I think I’ll be eating this a lot. Thanks so much for sharing such an easy, quick, and delicious recipe!
Love this!! The little crispy/little chewy texture of baked tofu & a little tart garlic yogurt sauce with brown rice is my new favorite go-to. Simple to make as well. Thanks for sharing this!
Am I crazy or am I not seeing the zatar in the recipe lol
All of the spices combine to make Za’atar. It’s a homemade Za’atar blend so everyone can have some, not just those who can find a Za’atar spice blend at the store.
Ah okay I did not catch that thanks for your response. I have Za’atar and will try it with that.
Awesome! That definitely makes things easier 🙂 I just like to make my recipes accessible to everyone! I hope you enjoy!
So how much regular zaatar did you use? I also have zaatar so I was just going to use that?
Annie, I just used equal amounts of za’atar as she listed in the ingredients, so 4 t of za’atar. Turned out fine…
This one’s getting saved, so easy and soooooo delicious. Froze my tofu for a bit of a chewier consistency, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly!
This was excellent. Very easy and very tasty. Many thanks.
Really delicious and so easy! I made homemade flatbread to go with it (terrible, terrible idea on a busy weeknight with two small children in tow) and I’m already thinking about tomorrow’s leftovers. The herbed yogurt sauce was like a fancy ranch dressing, which I loved.
What plain yogurt do you use??
Kite Hill is what Lauren used!
Would this be suitable to cook in an air fryer (oven type)? & if so would the temperature be the same?
Really, really good, but I’ll use 2 blocks of tofu next time. Didn’t make too terribly much with one.