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Tofu Mozzarella Cheese Tomato Pizza

Tofu Mozzarella Cheese Tomato Pizza

Tofu Mozzarella Cheese Tomato Pizza. What?

My new favorite food has come in the form of  baked tofu slices.  How awesome!  My creative mind listed all the delicious recipe possibilities once I was told I can use it like bread!

“Tokwa”or Tofu is an ingredient that is sometimes used in Filipino Food.  The ingredient is used in two popular dishes.  A savory appetizer  called “Tokwa at Baboy” or Tofu (firm) and Pork.  The second is called Taho.  A sweet treat made of silken tofu, caramel syrup, and tapioca balls.

Growing up in the Philippines, I would hear “Tahooooo!” called out by the street vendor every morning as he walks around our neighborhood.  The practice is still ongoing to this day.  When I visit my parents in the Philippines, I still hear  “Tahoooo”  in the mornings.  I hear it as “Welcome home!”.  The continuing traditions of the motherland is just wonderful.  It’s become one of  the prominent aspects of being back home and one that I look forward to.

Here’s a video I posted on IG few months back from my trip to the Philippines.

Oh yeah.  Pizza.

I have our vegetarian friends to thank for my new high protein food fave.  Over the summer, we met up with Rachel and Aaron in a small Adirondack town.  Vegetarian food options were limited so they came with food, including baked tofu slices that Rachel would eat for breakfast.  We got to talking about other recipes she used the slices for and she mentioned pizza.  Of course!  It’s so simple and delicious that I just had to try it.  The result was a delicious snack that was fast and easy to make since we already had slices available.  I suggest to pre-bake the tofu slices the day before making the pizza.  Store the slices in a sealed container (after it has cooled).  It will keep fresh in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

tofu mozzarella cheese tomato pizza

 

tofu mozzarella cheese tomato pizza

 

 

Tofu Mozzarella Cheese Tomato Pizza
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Ingredients

    For Tofu Toast
  • 1 block Firm Tofu
  • For Tofu Pizza
  • Tomato Slices
  • Mozzarella Cheese (slice or grated)
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

    For Tofu Toast
  1. Pre heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Cut Tofu lengthwise into thin slices
  3. Place slices on a cookie sheet and put in oven
  4. Adjust oven temperature to 375 degrees
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until light brown
  6. Remove from oven and wait for slices to cool
  7. Store in a sealed container
  8. For Tofu Pizza
  9. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  10. Place Tofu Slices on greased cookie sheet
  11. Brush or Spray lightly with Olive Oil
  12. Top with Tomato Slices
  13. Season with salt and pepper
  14. Top with Mozzarella Cheese
  15. Brush or spray lightly with Olive Oil
  16. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cheese has melted
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5 Comments

  1. Susan @ Culinary Envy
    September 30, 2016 at 10:24 AM Reply

    Looks absolutely delicious! Perfect for the weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
    September 30, 2016 at 10:26 PM Reply

    Wow! I'm not usually a big fan of tofu (even though I'm a vegetarian! haha) but these looks AWESOME! I love this idea!

  3. Onig
    October 1, 2016 at 11:15 AM Reply

    Looks delish! Will eat with Taho ;)

  4. Ruth
    October 2, 2016 at 10:41 AM Reply

    This is brilliant! I love the idea of using tofu as the "crust." My mom has recently gone gluten-free for her health so this would be a fun way to still enjoy pizza.

    • AmusingMaria
      October 2, 2016 at 10:19 PM Reply

      Hi Ruth, I'm glad you like it. I hope your mom enjoy the tofu pizzas!

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