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Easy Tofu Piccata Recipe for Quick Dinner 

Here is a new tofu recipe that is lemony, buttery, and refreshing for your taste buds. Vegetarians and vegans will especially love this tofu piccata recipe. However, if you are a non-vegetarian, you can easily swap tofu with chicken or veal to enjoy the dish with the delectable sauce. Made in 30 minutes, this tofu piccata recipe can be served as an appetizer or with pasta and steamed veggies for a quick dinner.


  • 14-ounce pack of extra-firm tofu, drained
  • ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper, freshly ground
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced
  • ¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped (plus more for serving)
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained


  1. To make the tofu piccata recipe, pat the tofu completely dry with a clean dish towel. Slice the tofu halfway through the middle like a bagel, then cut each half into three planks for six pieces.
  2. Then, whisk the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, one tablespoon of salt, and a few grinds of pepper in a pie dish or shallow plate. Coat the tofu on all sides with the flour mixture.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the tofu planks and sear until golden brown on all sides (should take about 5 to 6 minutes).
  4. Remove the tofu to a serving platter, clean the skillet, and return to the stovetop.
  5. Now, add the wine and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Let the wine reduce by about three-quarters, which will take 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Add the lemon juice and ¼ cup of water and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  7. Whisking constantly, add the butter a few pieces at a time, ensuring the pieces are all melted before adding more.
  8. Fold in the parsley, capers, ½ teaspoon of salt, and a few grinds of pepper. Pour the sauce over the tofu and garnish with more parsley.

Voila, your tofu piccata recipe is ready to be devoured. Even beginners can try this tofu piccata recipe to impress their loved ones. Moreover, you can use the sauce on other vegetables as well. So, go grab the ingredients and make this easy tofu piccata recipe for dinner to surprise your family with a new vegetarian recipe.

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