Spiced Tofu Recipe with Linden Honey

Caramelised Honey Spiced Tofu with Squash Puree & Edamame

A perfect plant based dish high in protein, taste and texture. Tofu is a great meat-free option but it’s often difficult to make flavoursome. Trust us – this tofu really packs some flavour!

Combining the squash and with chickpeas gives added protein to this dish so its also really filling and will keep you feeling full. The perfect nourishing meal to warm you up in the winter and great for a healthy lunch or dinner. 

Caramelised Honey Spiced Tofu with Squash Puree & Edamame

Serves: 2
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 20-25 min
Ingredients for Tofu:
  • 200g of firm tofu cut into chunks
  • 1/2 tbsp of rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp of chilli powder
  • 1/2 tbsp of Linden Honey
  • 1/2 tbsp of chilli flakes
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 2 tbsp of water
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
Ingredients for Squash Puree:
  • 1 cup of squash steamed
  • 1/2 cup of boiled chickpeas
  • 1/2 tbsp of honey mustard
  • 1/2 cup of edamame steamed
  • toasted sesame seeds to garnish


Caramelised Raw honey spiced tofu

In a bowl, add firm tofu, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, chilli powder and turmeric. Mix and marinate for 20 min.

In a non-stick skillet, pan-fry the tofu and set them aside.

In the same skillet, add 1 tbsp of honey, 2 tbsp of water, chilli flakes and minced garlic; cook until the sauce thickens, add pepper and mix

Add tofu into the honey sauce, taste test.

Now, in a high-speed blender, blend squash, mustard and chickpeas until smooth.

Plate up – add the squash puree and steamed edamame, then top with the caramelised honey tofu.

Enjoy your high-protein vegan dinner!


For some extra carbohydrates, this meal is great with rice too.

If you’re looking for a little more texture, bake some of the chickpeas in the oven with a glug of oil.

For vegans who do not consume honey, this can be supplemented with maple syrup.

About the recipe creator:

Nisha’s journey started when she decided she wanted to lose weight and live a healthy life style.

Over the years she not only lost the weight she wanted, but also developed a passion for healthy eating.

She has a passion for recipe creation using fresh ingredients and has developed and perfected her skills for not only food photography but also creating healthy recipes which not only taste fabulous but also nourish the body.

If you’d like to find out more about Nisha and her food you can visit Nisha’s website.