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This Low Sodium Orange Tofu is a great plant-based alternative to orange chicken, without the salt!

A great low sodium vegetarian dinner idea – with loads of flavor.  This tofu is fantastic to serve with vegetable stir fry and some freshly steamed white rice.

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We absolutely love this easy low sodium orange tofu recipe – it’s bright, flavorful, and SO good with your favorite sauteed veggies. Orange chicken used to be a favorite of mine growing up – but there is SO much sodium in restaurant/take out recipes… I had to find a way to make it better at home without the salt.

To reduce the sodium in this sauce, I used liquid aminos instead of soy sauce. Liquid aminos have a fraction of the sodium, but still a ton of the great flavor of soy sauce. We always keep a few bottles of this in our pantry!  It gives a great umami flavor to the orange tofu, with a reduced amount of sodium.  Trying to keep it healthier this year!

This Low Sodium Orange Tofu Recipe Is:

  • Fresh
  • Bright
  • Vibrant
  • Citrus-y
  • Tangy
  • Sweet
  • Low in Sodium
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free!
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Make Orange Tofu Low Sodium for a Healthier Version

You won’t miss the meat in this tasty low sodium tofu recipe. It’s a great dinner idea you can make on busy weeknights, and something the whole family will love!

Browse all our low sodium recipes. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meals for everyone at your table.

What’s In This Baked Orange Tofu Recipe?

See the recipe card below for a full list of instructions and ingredient amounts!

  • Tofu – I like using an extra firm tofu as the base of this dish.
  • Corn Starch: the secret to thicken the sauce at the end, it really makes a difference.
  • Garlic, Ginger, Green Onion
  • Sunflower Oil: our go-to oil for roasting or baking! Sunflower is a high oleic oil, so it’s best to use for high temperatures.
  • Turmeric – a staple in our spice cabinet! And gives this orange tofu a beautiful color.
  • Sesame Seeds – I love adding a handful of sesame seeds to finish off this recipe! These seeds add a nice crunch and light flavor to this low sodium orange tofu.
  • Liquid Aminos – Liquid aminos have a fraction of the sodium, but still a ton of the great flavor of soy sauce. We always keep a few bottles of this in our pantry!  It gives a great umami flavor to the orange tofu, with a reduced amount of sodium.
  • Orange Juice
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Low Sodium Vegetarian Recipes

This easy orange tofu is the perfect vegetarian sheet pan dinner!  I love a good sheet pan meal, especially during these fall months when the weather starts to turn cooler. Cooking on a sheet pan is one of my favorite ways to get a meal on the table fast! 

Thos tofu fantastic vegetarian recipe that everyone will love. It’s loaded with fresh vegetables, herbs, spices, and good olive oil. It’s a great way to get some extra vegetables onto the table too!

Browse all our low sodium vegetarian recipes here for more fresh & delicious dinner ideas. These meatless meals are great to enjoy from breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert!

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How To Make No Salt Orange Tofu

For the Tofu

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, tear the tofu right off the block into large chunks, about 1 square inch.  Place the tofu in the bowl, and toss it with corn starch, sunflower oil, garlic salt, and turmeric. Mix well to combine.
  3. Place coated tofu on the lined sheet pan, and bake for 40 minutes, flipping halfway.

For the Sauce

  1. In a large saucepan, add the sunflower oil, garlic, and ginger root. Sauté over low heat for 4-5 minutes until garlic and ginger begin to brown.
  2. Add the liquid aminos, orange juice and chili flakes and bring to a boil.
  3. Whisk in the corn starch to thicken the sauce, and continue to stir over low heat.
  4. Once tofu has finished cooking, toss with the orange sauce. Top with sesame seeds and green onion, and serve with rice and veggies.  Enjoy!

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Low Sodium Orange Tofu

AuthorKelly Jensen
This Low Sodium Orange Tofu is a great vegan alternative to orange chicken, without the salt! A healthy gluten free high protein vegan dinner.  This tofu is fantastic to serve with vegetable stir fry and some freshly steamed sticky rice.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine asian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 207 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Crispy Tofu

  • 1 16- ounce package tofu
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 green onions sliced

For the Low Sodium Orange Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger root minced
  • 1 teaspoon liquid aminos or low sodium tamari
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ¼ teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch

Instructions
 

For the Tofu

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, tear the tofu right off the block into large chunks, about 1 square inch.  Place the tofu in the bowl, and toss it with corn starch, sunflower oil, garlic salt, and turmeric. Mix well to combine.
  • Place coated tofu on the lined sheet pan, and bake for 40 minutes, flipping halfway.

For the Sauce

  • In a large saucepan, add the sunflower oil, garlic, and ginger root. Sauté over low heat for 4-5 minutes until garlic and ginger begin to brown.
  • Add the liquid aminos, orange juice and chili flakes and bring to a boil.
  • Whisk in the corn starch to thicken the sauce, and continue to stir over low heat.
  • Once tofu has finished cooking, toss with the orange sauce. Top with sesame seeds and green onion, and serve with rice and veggies.  Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 207kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 10gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 161mgPotassium: 358mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 221IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 89mgIron: 2mg

*Please note, all nutrition content is estimated based on the ingredients we used, it may vary based on your ingredients. Always check your nutrition labels to verify sodium amounts.

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