Tofu & Asparagus Pasta

Tofu & Asparagus Pasta

Tofu & Asparagus Pasta with roasted asparagus, flaky, lemony tofu, and a creamy but light pasta that is totally plant-based is a delicious and rich meal. This low-fat and high-protein recipe is easy to make substitutions for. You could substitute the asparagus for broccoli, use a higher protein pasta such as chickpea pasta, or use a gluten-free option.


Tofu & Asparagus Pasta

  • 1-2 boxes mori-nu extra firm silken tofu, pressed
  • 1 bundle asparagus, chopped
  • 1/2 box spaghetti

Tofu Marinade

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 Tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbs white miso paste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Vegan Creamy Pasta Sauce

  • 1 cup non-dairy milk, unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 Heaping Tbs cornstarch
  • 3 Tbs nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp oregano


  1. Press your tofu by removing it carefully from the packaging, wrapping it into 3-4 paper towels, place on a plate and cover with a cutting board stacked with heavy books or a cast iron skillet. Press for at least 30 minutes. Drain once pressed.
  2. Prepare your marinade ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl.
  3. Chop the tofu into 6-8 small squares from each block of tofu and place in the marinade. Marinade for 1-2 hours, flipping halfway through.
  4. When you’re ready to cook, Prepare and roast your asparagus.
  5. While the asparagus is roasting, heat a skillet on medium heat. Once hot, lightly coat with olive oil and sear your tofu for 5 minutes on each side, turning with a spatula. Remove from heat and keep warm after it’s cooked.
  6. Then, cook your pasta and drain once cooked.
  7. In a medium sauce pan, whisk together the sauce ingredients continuously on medium-low heat for 10 minutes or until thickened.
  8. Combine the sauce with the cooked spaghetti and mix well.
  9. Serve the pasta with the cooked tofu and asparagus, and enjoy!

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