Hemp Crusted Tofu with Celeriac Puree – a simple, elegant vegan dinner that can be made in 45 minutes!  The hemp seeds give the tofu such a delicious nuttiness and beautiful texture! Serve this with Gremolata and Everyday Kale Salad.

Hemp Crusted Tofu with Celeriac Puree and Gremolata

We are broken open, or we willfully shed. ~Mark Nepo~

Hemp seeds give tofu and exquisite nutty flavor and texture-  and when paired with silky smooth celeriac puree, which acts as a “sauce”- the combination is absolutely divine. Elegant, tasty and fun to make. I hope you vegans give this one a try. I think you will love it!

You can always swap out raw sunflower seeds for the hemp if you don’t have hemp.

Hemp Crusted Tofu with Celeriac Puree and Gremolata

Celeriac tastes like a very subtle version of celery, but with a delicious creaminess and earthiness. It really adds a very luxurious quality to meals without having to be heavily loaded down with other fats. You could easily serve this alongside meaty entrees as well- think slow-braised short ribs or even lamb shanks. Also, you don’t need to stick with just celery root- try other root veggies as well- parsnips, carrots, etc.

And thinking of celeriac of as silky, velvety “sauce” really expands its uses in the kitchen.

Use the hemp idea, or take the celeriac idea, use them separately or together….play around, and have fun.  Most of you already know how to cook, this is just a little inspiration to help break you out of your box.:)

Spoon flavorful Gremolata over top and serve it with a side salad and you have a beautiful vegan meal in no time at all.

Hemp Crusted Tofu with Celeriac Puree and Gremolata

The hemp crust and marinade would also taste great over white fish like halibut, sea bass or black cod and all would pair well with the Celeriac Puree.

Hemp Crusted Tofu with Celeriac Puree and Gremolata

Here I’ve served it with the Everyday Kale Slaw  – which, if you haven’t tried yet, please do  –  you can actually make ahead and use it on all sorts of things, everyday ( hence the name)  during the busy work week. Super time-saving!

Hope you enjoy! And if you make it, please show me a picture of this, by tagging #feasingathome on instagram! I want to seeeeeeee it!

 

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Hemp Crusted Tofu with Celeriac Puree - a simple, elegant vegan dinner that can be made in 45 minutes. Serve it with Gremolata and Everyday Kale Salad. #hemp #tofu #celeriac

Hemp Crusted Tofu with Celeriac Puree

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Vegan Main
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: Northwest

Description

Hemp Crusted Tofu served over Celeriac Puree – a simple, elegant vegan dinner that can be made in 45 minutes. Serve it with Gremolata and Everyday Kale Salad.


Ingredients

Scale

Hemp Crusted Tofu ( or sub sunflower seeds)

  • 812 ounce block of tofu, patted dry and sliced into ¾1  inch thick filets
  • 1 tablespoon warm water
  • 1 tablespoon miso
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced, use a garlic press or sub ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 23 tablespoons hemp seeds ( or raw sunflower seeds)

Celeriac Puree

  • 1 extra large celeriac, peeled and diced ( about 2 heaping cups)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 fat shallot- diced
  • 2 garlic cloves- rough chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste ( white pepper is good here)

Serve with Gremolata and Everyday Kale Slaw.


Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 F

In a small bowl whisk water, miso, olive oil, garlic and salt. Brush all sides of the tofu with the marinade and liberally coat the top -place on a parchment lined sheet pan. Spoon any remaining marinade over top. Sprinkle each filet liberally with hemp seeds, pressing them down gently.  Place in the oven for 30 minutes or until golden.

While the tofu is baking make the Celeriac  Puree.

Peel the celeriac using a sharp paring knife and dice.  Heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet and saute the shallot and garlic until golden and fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. Add the celeriac and water. Bring to a simmer, cover and simmer gently for 10 minutes or until fork tender.

When tender, add the celeriac and any remaining liquid into a food processor. Blend until smooth, add salt, pepper and more water to get a silky smooth consistency. Think of this almost as a “sauce”, rather than a “mash”. For extra richness you could add another tablespoon of olive oil, or even butter or ghee.

Divide the Celeriac Puree among two bowls, top with the Hemp Tofu and spoon a little Gremolata over top. Serve with the Everyday Kale Slaw or a simple side salad.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 308
  • Sugar: 6.2 g
  • Sodium: 678.3 mg
  • Fat: 24.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.7 g
  • Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 13.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: tofu recipes, hemp seed recipes, hemp crusted tofu, vegan dinner recipes, pan seared tofu with hemp

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. We went to Walla Walla for the weekend with our friends that are vegans and I prepped almost all of it at home beforehand. It was easy to pack up and transport and great to have most of the work done ahead of time as you’re never sure what the kitchen is going to come equipped with in a VRBO. Our friends are still raving about how delicious it was!

  2. My absolute fav tofu dish I have ever made!!! So much flavour!! Loved the pairing of the celeriac and of course my fav salad.