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Crispy Tofu Steaks with Broccoli Rabe and Romesco by Sanza at eosia

Crispy Tofu with Romesco Sauce & Broccoli Rabe



It’s Romesco season! Enjoy this traditional Catalan Sauce with this delicious & healthy recipe of crispy tofu and Broccoli rabe!

Romesco sauce is a sauce originating from Catalonia, Spain, and it’s a sauce made from red peppers, garlic, and almonds. This savory red pepper sauce is perfect for those who are looking for some heartiness in their meals. I’m sure the name of this sauce sound intimidating to make, but this sauce is relatively easy to make, and I have the perfect recipe that I would like to share with you. But also, the ingredients that are in this sauce are healthy, and I will tell you exactly what health benefits you will receive by consuming these ingredients.

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All about red peppers

Red peppers are impressively healthy due to the carotenoids contained in them. The carotenoids are responsible for the red color of the pepper. People who eat a diet high in these particular compounds have less risk for heart disease, cancer, and macular degeneration. These potent peppers are rich in vitamin C, manganese, and fiber, and they provide a great source of antioxidants. All while giving a great satiating feeling thank you to its content in water and fiber.

Facts about Garlic

Garlic is well-known for its fantastic health benefits in many cultures. It has been used for thousands of years. Garlic is a very potent herb that has long been known to provide numerous health benefits, including the following:

  • Decreases the risk of heart disease
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Reduces cholesterol levels
  • Helps us get to our happy weight
  • Improves heart health
  • Speeds up the metabolism
  • Kills harmful bacteria and fungi that cause infections

All these amazing benefits that you can obtain just from eating Garlic I’m sure with that information you will want to include this and every dish new make now

Things you didn’t know about Almonds

Almonds are a common food item that people often consume. They may be small in size, but they pack a punch when it comes to nutritional value. Almonds typically contain around 575 kcal per 100 g and about 50% fat. But the fatty acid composition in almonds is beneficial because its monounsaturated fatty acids predominate. The saturated fat found in these nuts is the lowest out of all nuts.

Here is a list of some other benefits of almonds

Almond is rich in vitamin E, an antioxidant that stops the production of reactive oxygen species to help prevent fat oxidation. Because it contains calcium, fiber, protein, and potassium, it is also great for your heart, skin, and brain.

  • Almonds are high in monounsaturated fats
  • These fats can help lower cholesterol levels in the body
  • They can also increase levels of HDL cholesterol in the blood

After making this fabulous sauce, you will have so many great benefits. You will not only get the taste component of this sauce but also the nutritional components. As we always say in eosia, eating healthy is easy, there is no need to complicate or go to junk food to enjoy tasty meals.

Crispy Tofu with Romesco Sauce & Broccoli Rabe by Sanza at eosia

Crispy Tofu with Romesco & Broccoli Rabe

It's Romesco season! Enjoy this Cataln Sauce with this delicious & healthy recipe!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Main Course
Calories 373
Cost $12


  • high-speed blender


For the Romesco Sauce

  • 1 cup roasted red peppers store-bought, drained
  • 1 1/2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 tsp high-quality salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper freshly grounded

For the rest of the dish

  • 1/2 14 oz extra-firm tofu package thickly sliced
  • 1 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe large
  • 1 pinch high-quality salt
  • 1 bunch slivered almonds to garnish


For the Romesco Sauce

  • In a high-speed blender, blend all the ingredients until smooth. Set aside in the fridge and reserve.

For the rest of the dish

  • Dry the tofu steaks with paper towel.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; when heated, add the oil. Add the tofu to the hot oil and press down on it very firmly with a flat-bottomed spatula or a pot lid for the first minute. Cook, turning once, until golden brown and crispy, 5 to 6 minutes per side, pressing again with the pot lid for the first minute after flipping.
  • Meanwhile, fill a large pot with 1 inch of water and put a steamer insert inside. Cover and bring the water to a simmer. Add the broccoli rabe, re-cover, and steam. It should be tender on the inside and crispy on the outside, no more than 4 minutes.
  • Serve the tofu and broccoli rabe with the romesco and sprinkled with the slivered almonds and flaky sea salt


Sodium: 2276mgCalcium: 274mgVitamin C: 59mgVitamin A: 3511IUSugar: 3gFiber: 8gPotassium: 704mgCalories: 373kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 21gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gFat: 32gProtein: 12gCarbohydrates: 16gIron: 5mg
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