Pistachio Crusted Tofu

BY : PUBLISHED : January 20th, 2013 UPDATED: August 25th, 2021

I’m always looking for new ways to prepare tofu and this one sounded great. I found this recipe online and modified it quite a bit.  I hear you saying pistachios are expensive, but my local corner store has them in bulk and a half cup cost me $1.50.  In total, I spent about $4 to whip this up.

It can be served with rice or pasta and a little sauce on top goes a long way – I used hoisin sauce.

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Pistachio Crusted Tofu

Pistachio can be expensive but it's so delicious and crunchy on this tofu. It can be served with rice or pasta and a little sauce on top goes a long way – I used hoisin sauce.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 501 kcal
DIET Vegan


  • 10 ounces of tofu
  • 1/2 cup of shelled pistachios
  • 3/4 cup of bread crumbs I used seasoned
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons of Hoisin sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon of sriracha
  • Black Pepper to Taste


  • Preheat the over to 400
  • Cut the tofu into fillets, and brush on 2 tablespoons of soy sauce on both sides. Allow to sit and marinate for about 10 minutes
  • Using a food processor or similar device, pulse the pistachios into fine crumbs. Place them in a bowl with the bread crumbs and pepper and mix.
  • In another shallow bowl add the 1/2 Tablespoon of soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and sriracha.
  • Dip the tofu fillets into the mixture, then into the bread crumb mixture, and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet. You may want to add more bread crumbs to the fillets by gently pushing it down on top.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until the bread crumbs turn golden brown. Serve with pasta or rice and add a bit of sauce to the top - i used hoisin.


Calories: 501kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 27gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 1824mgPotassium: 462mgFiber: 7gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 129IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 293mgIron: 6mg
Keyword budget, diet, hoisin, pasta, pepper, pistachios, plant-based, soy sauce, sriracha, tofu, vegan, veganism, vegetarian, vegetarianism
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