Breaded Tofu Sticks with Avocado Cilantro Dipping Sauce

There is nothing quite like a crispy just fried french fry. No fast food meal is complete without them. If you are ordering a burger, hot dog or cheesy slice of pizza you had best include a side order of fries with that! The only thing better than french fries, is what you dip them into. Ketchup, spicy mayo, ranch and dill sauce are all great options.  There is something so satisfying about biting into crispy fries smothered in a delicious creamy sauce that makes me want to say skip the diet and just go for it! Wanting something crispy and creamy minus the calories, I decided to recreate everyones favorite potato appetizer and make it a dish to indulge in without the guilt. Behold, you have Tofu French fries (or breaded tofu sticks) served up with creamy avocado cilantro dipping sauce. I am crazy about this recipe! I cook them up about twice a week, sometimes more. It’s affordable, easy to make, healthy and insanely addicting. If you have not cooked these up yet, please do so now. Seriously, get off the computer and make them now. Then, leave a comment below letting me know if you like them as much as I do. Probably not but you might come close.

Tofu Sticks
Tofu Sticks

Breaded Tofu Sticks:

Ingredients:
1 container of extra firm tofu
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup of bread crumbs

Directions:
Remove tofu from container and drain water. Wrap tofu in paper towel and leave on counter to drain for 20 minutes. Pat tofu dry with a paper towel. Slice tofu in half, across the middle to make two thinner pieces. Then cut tofu into french fry sticks. Coat the tofu sticks in egg then dip into crumbs. Place on a lightly greased baking pan (I use cooking oil spray) and bake in oven on 400′ for 20-25 minutes until crispy. Serve with avocado cilantro dipping sauce.

Avocado Cilantro Dipping Sauce:

Ingredients:
1 avocado
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons mayo
salt & pepper to taste
chili powder (optional)

Directions:
Blend ingredients together until smooth.

Tofu Sticks
Tofu Sticks
Cilantro Avocado Sauce
Cilantro Avocado Sauce

~ Recipe submitted by Nina Safar

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4 thoughts on “Breaded Tofu Sticks with Avocado Cilantro Dipping Sauce”

  • My wife made this recipe for us for dinner on Sunday and it was simply DELICIOUS! My wife is normally not a fan of Avocados and I’m normally NOT a fan of Cilantro and yet, this recipe was superb! The only thing was, that the Tofu Sticks needed some additional flavor. Perhaps we should have fried the Tofu Sticks instead of baking it and added in some additional spices as well.

    Thank you for the recipe!

    You have now earned yourself a NEW fan! Your recipes make my mouth water! :)

    • Thanks for leaving a comment! I really enjoy hearing feedback on my recipes. You are right about the tofu sticks being bland on their own. (I always dip them into something so I didn’t notice!) If you are eating them solo you can season the crumb mixture with your favorite combo of spices. I will add that to the recipe. Turmeric and ginger, curry, rosemary & thyme, salt, pepper, garlic and paprika, some cayenne pepper or montreal steak seasoning are all great options.

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