Tofu bites with orange-lime ponzu sauce

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Tofu bites with orange-lime ponzu sauce

Tofu-ponzu bites recipe Photo by Roberto Caruso

Kick your tofu up a notch with a homemade citrusy, sweet, sour and salty ponzu sauce.


  • 300-g block soft tofu
  • small peeled carrot , grated
  • 2 tbsp orange-lime ponzu
  • 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.