These Peanut Satay Tofu Triangles are a delightful fusion of flavors, combining the rich creaminess of peanut butter with the savory umami of soy sauce and the zesty brightness of lime juice. This dish offers a tantalizing mix of textures as well, with the crispy exterior of the fried tofu contrasting beautifully with the smooth and velvety peanut satay sauce.

To start, the tofu is pressed to remove excess moisture, ensuring a firm texture that holds up well during frying. The tofu triangles are then marinated in a mixture of soy sauce (or tamari), sesame oil, and cornstarch (or arrowroot powder), infusing them with a savory and slightly nutty flavor profile. Frying the marinated tofu results in golden-brown crispy edges that are incredibly satisfying to bite into.

The star of the show is undoubtedly the peanut satay sauce, which brings a burst of bold and aromatic flavors to the dish. Creamy peanut butter serves as the base, while soy sauce (or tamari) adds depth and complexity. Lime juice provides a tangy acidity, while maple syrup (or agave nectar) adds a touch of sweetness to balance out the flavors. Grated ginger and minced garlic lend a subtle heat and pungency, while a pinch of red pepper flakes (if using) adds a hint of spice. The sauce is thinned to your desired consistency with water, ensuring that it coats the tofu triangles perfectly.

Garnished with chopped peanuts, sesame seeds, and fresh cilantro, these Peanut Satay Tofu Triangles are as visually appealing as they are delicious. Whether served as an appetizer, snack, or main dish, they’re sure to impress with their vibrant flavors and satisfying textures. Enjoy them on their own or paired with steamed rice, quinoa, or noodles for a complete and satisfying meal. With each serving providing a hearty dose of protein and healthy fats, this dish is both nutritious and incredibly flavorful, making it a winner for vegans and non-vegans alike.


For the Tofu Triangles:

  • 1 block (14 oz) extra-firm tofu, pressed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari (gluten-free soy sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • Cooking oil for frying (such as peanut oil or vegetable oil)

For the Peanut Satay Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Water, to thin the sauce


Prepare the Tofu Triangles:

  1. Press and Drain Tofu: Press the tofu to remove excess moisture. Cut the tofu block into triangles or your desired shape.
  2. Marinate Tofu: In a bowl, mix together the soy sauce (or tamari), sesame oil, and cornstarch (or arrowroot powder). Coat the tofu triangles with this marinade and let them marinate for about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Fry Tofu: Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add cooking oil. Once the oil is hot, add the marinated tofu triangles. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until they are golden and crispy. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

Prepare the Peanut Satay Sauce:

  1. Mix Ingredients: In a bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, soy sauce (or tamari), lime juice, maple syrup (or agave nectar), grated ginger, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes (if using). Add water as needed to achieve your desired sauce consistency.

Assemble and Serve:

  1. Serve Tofu with Sauce: Arrange the fried tofu triangles on a serving platter. Drizzle the peanut satay sauce over the tofu or serve the sauce on the side for dipping.
  2. Garnish: Garnish the dish with chopped peanuts, sesame seeds, chopped cilantro, and extra lime wedges if desired.
  3. Enjoy: Serve the Vegan Peanut Satay Tofu Triangles as an appetizer, snack, or main dish. They’re great with steamed rice, quinoa, or noodles.

Nutritional Information (approximate, per serving):

  • Calories: ~250
  • Protein: ~12g
  • Fat: ~17g
  • Carbohydrates: ~14g
    • Dietary Fiber: ~3g
    • Sugars: ~4g

Please note that nutritional values can vary based on the specific ingredients and measurements you use. Adjust the quantities according to your dietary preferences and needs.