Tofu Bites with Ponzu Sauce


  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes4 servings
Tofu Bites with Ponzu Sauce

Photo: Erik Putz

Up your tofu game with this Japanese dish. Ponzu sauce is a sweet-sour, citrusy glaze that's so simple to make.


  • 300-g block  soft tofu

  • small peeled  carrot, grated

  • 2 tbsp orange-lime  ponzu, (recipe below)

  • finely chopped  chives

Orange-Lime Ponzu

  • 1/4 cup  soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp  mirin

  • 1/2 tsp  granulated sugar

  • 1 tsp  instant dashi powder

  • 2 tbsp  lime juice

  • 1/4 cup  orange juice


  • For orange lime ponzu: Combine soy with mirin, sugar and dashi in a small saucepan. Set over medium and bring to a boil. Whisk until sugar and dashi dissolve. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon and orange juices. Use right away or pour into a jar. It will keep well, refrigerated, up to a month.

  • For tofu-ponzu bites: Gently pat a 300-g block of soft tofu dry with a kitchen towel. Set on a serving plate. Grate a small peeled carrot over tofu and sprinkle with snipped chives. Drizzle with 2 tbsp Orange-Lime Ponzu. Serve cold.

This article was originally published on Aug 10, 2017

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