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Coconut Crusted Tofu

This healthy coconut crusted tofu dish is SO delicious. The marinade includes a perfect mix of flavors including fresh lime juice, garlic, white miso, and ginger. The panko breadcrumb topping is to die for.

Course Dinner
Keyword tofu
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 129 kcal


Tofu and Marinade

  • 16 oz tofu extra firm
  • 1 tbsp white miso
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • hot sauce, to taste

Breading Mixture

  • ¼ cup corn starch
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs

Dipping Sauce

  • Peanut Dipping Sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Marinate Tofu

  1. Mix together the miso, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger. Add a few drops of hot sauce or sriracha sauce to desired spiciness.

  2. Cut tofu into pieces and place in container with a lid. (I used a 8x8 glass pyrex dish with a lid). Pour marinade over tofu and place in fridge for 20 minutes. At 10 minutes, turn dish over to ensure the tofu pieces are fully coated with the marinade.

Add breading topping to tofu

  1. Mix the corn starch, shredded coconut, and panko breadcrumbs to create breading topping.

  2. Place each tofu piece in breading mixture and roll over until fully covered.

Cook Tofu

  1. Place tofu pieces on parchment paper lined baking pan. Place pan in oven to cook for 20 minutes, or until slightly browned. Turn the tofu pieces over with a large spatula at the halfway point.

  2. Serve coconut crusted tofu with peanut dipping sauce. So, so good. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Cook Eat Live Love


Notes:  We really like the peanut dipping sauce from Whole Foods that can be found here.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Crusted Tofu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 695mg30%
Potassium 167mg5%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 8g16%
Calcium 32mg3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.