We tried our best to stay away from being another “collection of vegetarian recipes” blog but we couldn’t resist sharing this little secret.
If you’re trying to lose fat or build muscle you probably asked yourself many times if there’s a low carb, high protein snack that you can take with you anywhere. Can we find anything that does not come in a shake or a sweet bar form?
Here it goes - vegetarian jerky.
500g firm tofu (the firmer the better)
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 clove fresh garlic (crushed)
2 tablespoons liquid smoke
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon onion powder
Cut the tofu into 1/2 inch think strips. Prepare marinade by thoroughly mixing in all the remaining ingredients in a bowl. Place the strips into the bowl ensuring that every piece is completely covered in the marinade. Let them soak for at least 8 hours, stir occasionally.
Place the strips to dry into a food dehydrator or a conventional oven at 200°F / 90°C. Rotate the strips regularly. The strips should be ready and chewy within 6-8 hours.
Other things you might want to try
- Use gluten instead of tofu.
- Use any other spices you like, eg Italian herb mixes (oregano, basil, rosemary etc) could work well
- The soy sauce, depending on the variety, might already have enough salt. In that case, be careful with adding salt separately.
Need more ideas for cooking healthy vegetarian meals? Check out Vegetarian Cooking Made Easy.