Caramelized Tofu and Brussel Sprouts

We love all things Brussel Sprouts and this one was a real winner ๐Ÿ™‚ definitely on the sweet side, so you may want to tone down the brown sugar, but it was very tasty the way we made it. Pecans went perfectly with the sprouts. For my go-to brussel sprouts I normally use pine nuts (although once I made with pistachios) so this was a nice change. Plus I loved using the same pan to have a great one-pot meal. Fast to make, Easy to clean up and Really yummy to eat!

Caramelized Tofu and Brussel Sprouts
adapted from
Serves 2 – 3 as a main, 4 as a side

1 block extra-firm tofu cut into thin 1-inch segments
a couple pinches of fine-grain sea salt
a couple splashes of olive
4 medium cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
4-5 tablespoons fine-grain natural cane sugar or brown sugar
1 lb. brussels sprouts, washed and cut into 1/8-inch wide ribbons

Cook the tofu cubes in large hot skillet with a bit of salt and a splash of oil. Saute until slightly golden, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and pecans, and cook for another minute. Stir in sugar. Cook for another couple of minutes. Scrape the tofu out onto a plate and set aside while you cook the brussels sprouts.

In the same pan (no need to wash), add a touch more oil, another pinch of salt, and dial the heat up to medium-high. When the pan is nice and hot stir in the shredded brussels sprouts. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes, stirring a couple times (but not too often) until you get some golden bits, and the rest of the sprouts are bright and delicious.

Combine and Enjoy!!

Super Bright Green Brussels ๐Ÿ™‚

Tofu and Pecans

7 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. veggiegrettie
    May 06, 2011 @ 01:01:23

    I love Brussel sprouts…this looks great!


    • marisashealthykitchen
      May 06, 2011 @ 08:57:25

      Thanks!! I love them too ๐Ÿ™‚ We always eat them!!! Let me know what you think ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Sage
    May 11, 2011 @ 10:20:20

    I tried this recipe and it was super yummy and a great way to incorporate Brussel Sprouts into our diet! My hubby and I noticed that the sprouts were pretty crunchy and not as soft as I would have thought…do you think I should have cooked them a bit longer?


    • marisashealthykitchen
      May 11, 2011 @ 11:38:14

      Hi Sage! So happy you guys liked it ๐Ÿ™‚ I so love brussels!!!! I like a good mix of soft and crunchy, but you can totally cook them longer to get them softer. Sometimes, I steam them for a bit before cooking to get them even softer ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope that helps! xoxo


  4. marisashealthykitchen
    May 16, 2011 @ 09:27:55

    My pleasure love ๐Ÿ™‚ Le me know how you like it! xox


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