I’ve been working on lots of new vegetarian recipes for not only my non meat eating son, but also for all the vegetarian families at One Potato and Weelicious Menus. While we enjoy plenty of chicken, fish and beef dishes at home, I’m constantly trying to offer a variety of vegetarian meals that provide plenty of protein and diversity.
Thus I introduce you to a dish you may have never tried, but must give a shot. Mapo Tofu! I’m not sure if it’s more fun to eat or say, but this easy to prepare tofu dish is crazy tasty and a great choice for kids and adults alike.
The sauce itself is bursting with flavor made from honey, sesame oil, fresh ginger and black bean sauce. If you’ve never tried black bean sauce found at most groceries, you have to give it a try. It has a rich umami flavor that adds a depth of flavor to the entire dish. I keep this Chinese inspired Mapo Tofu recipe pretty straightforward, but feel free to make a nutritious side like Sautéed Baby Bok Choy or steamed brown rice to brighten it up and round it out.
Trust me, vegetarian food never tasted to good!