tofu in sun-dried tomatoes and balsamic vinegar Recipe

tofu in sun-dried tomatoes and balsamic vinegar


  • 1 block of tofu around 225g
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes and oil
  • 1 tbsp ground almond
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 50 ml balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • a handful of basil leaves

How to make tofu in sun-dried tomatoes and balsamic vinegar

This recipe is adapted from Carina Cooper's The Notting Hill Cookbook. The original called for chicken slow-cooked with sun-dried tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and rosemary but I made it into a vegetarian version and tweaked the seasoning. The dish has quite big flavours so if you enjoy vinegar, try it out.

  1. Drain tofu and wrap it in a kitchen towel to absorb excess liquid. Cut into 1-inch cubes. Peel and chop garlic and onion finely.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy-set pan over a medium heat. Add garlic, onion and almond and fry until the onions are soft. Watch out for the almond to make sure that it doesn't burn.
  3. Add tofu, sun-dried tomatoes and the oil it comes in. Add sugar and salt. Stir and mix well.
  4. Add balsamic vinegar and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer and cover to cook for one hour over a very low heat.
  5. When done, check seasoning and add torn basil leaves. Stir through the leaves and serve.
  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    this looks awesome - I don't think I've ever eaten tofu in a "european" style. definitely going to try it. beautiful natural-looking pic, too!

  • dubow
    dubow says

    Sounds and looks delicious! I am a little vinegar monster, so I am definately going to give this a go.

  • tommy
    tommy says

    If you have any red wine on hand, I think it might make a nice addition. Also, the quantity of balsamic vinegar might have to be adjusted according to the strength of yours. Let me know how it turns out!

  • dubow
    dubow says

    I just had a go at making this dish and it was delicious! Though I wasn't sure about the quantity of salt (1tbsp is a lot!), and I added some red kidney beans to make it more 'meaty'! :)

  • tommy
    tommy says

    Oops! I think it might be because I use sea salt crystals that are in rather big flakes (Maldon). Will remember to adjust it for next time when I write a recipe. Kidney beans is a good idea.

  • tracster
    tracster says

    It was delicious. I served it on rice. Added sour cream and shredded lettuce.

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