Pineapple Sauce Tofu

This tofu in pineapple sauce is savory, sweet and a bit spicy! It reminds me of tropical weather and pairs well with a side of iced coconut water.
I’ve always loved a great sweet and savory tofu but adding a tropical twist is genius. Make this for a loved on and watch them fall in love with this dish AND you!

Tips and Substitutes:

Taste your pineapple and see how sweet it is. Adjust the amount of maple syrup depending on how sweet your pineapple is. You can always adjust sweetness after sauce is done as well.
Don’t have lemons? No problem! Try apple cider vinegar instead.
I know 1/4 cup sriracha seems like a lot but it ended up being very mild. This is something you can also adjust at the end or wait until the end to add to taste.
Gluten-free? Use tamari instead of soy sauce.
Add an extra tropical vibe by adding cashews into the mix. They also add texture and make it extra delicious! Add them at the very end when mixing the tofu into the sauce.
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Pineapple Sauce Tofu

  • Author: Anna Rios
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 Tsp ginger
  • 2 Tsp garlic
  • 1/4 cup pineapple or lemon juice
  • 1 cup pineapple, diced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1/4 cup sriracha
  • 2-4 Tbsp maple syrup*
  • 3 Tbsp corn starch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 block of extra firm tofu
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce or Tamari (low sodium)
  • ¼ cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp Corn Starch (optional)
You will need: 2 silicone baking sheets, 2 baking trays, 1 mixing bowl.


  1. Freeze and defrost tofu for best results (optional).
  2. Preheat oven to 425 F (air fryer option below). Press tofu with a clean dish towel to make as dry as possible. Dice tofu into even pieces, make them no bigger than about 3/4 of an inch big.
  3. Add tofu cubes into a mixing bowl and add soy sauce, mix until well incorporated.
  4. Add nutritional yeast, corn starch and garlic powder. Mix well until tofu is well covered.
  5. Place your silicone baking sheets on top of your baking trays and begin adding tofu to trays. Avoid having tofu pieces too close to each other.
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes and then flip the tofu cubes. Bake for about another 25 minutes depending on how crunchy you’d like it.
Air fryer option:
  1. Follow steps above and instead of baking, air fry at 390 F for 20-30 minutes depending on how crispy you want it. Shake them around every 7-8 minutes to help them cook evenly.
  1. Add all sauce ingredients except corn starch and 1/4 cup cold water to a pan and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.
  2. Make corn starch slurry by whisking together corn starch and 1/4 cup cold water. Add to sauce after it has been simmering for 10 minutes.
  3. Simmer for another 3 minutes while stirring and then add the baked or air fried tofu.
  4. Serve over rice and enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 4 servings

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