Vegan Spinach Soup with Crispy Tofu and Fermented Garlic

Fully vegan meal packed with protein, vitamins and fibres for a detox day!


Yes, if you have been following my stories on IG you might know that I have decided to follow a vegan/vegetarian diet for 4 days a week, eat fish for 2 days a week and meat only 1 day a week. This is in an attempt to reduce animal sauce food for my health as well as for the planet well-being.

If I have to be honest, I don’t see myself becoming vegetarian nor vegan, as I do love eggs and fish too much! But I can definitely reduce meat consumption and outsource only wild-caught fish and organic eggs/poultry – which I already do anyways.

Sunday will be my meat-day, while Monday to Thursday I will try to stick to vegetarian or vegan dishes.

For my lunch today I have made this creamy, light vegan spinach soup with crispy tofu! The recipe is super simple and also gluten-free!

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 120 g hard tofu (老豆腐)
  • 500 g baby spinach
  • 1 head of fermented garlic
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp Himalayan salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 1 inch fresh ginger
  • water as needed
  • 1/2 cup GF oats
  • 1/4 cup Gf oat flour
  • 1 tbsp organic coconut oil
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

In a large pot place spinach, fermented garlic, salt, ground pepper and about 2 cups of water.

Cover with a lid and bring to a boil, cook on low heat simmering for about 15-20 min or until spinach are soft. Add the nutritional yeast

and puree with an immersion blender, until spinach turns creamy and smooth.

Chop up the tofu into 1 inch cubes

sprinkle with salt and coat each piece into oats and oat flour

Heat up a tbsp of coconut oil into a skillet, when hot cook tofu on each side until crispy and golden-brown in color.

Serve the spinach soup into serving bowl, top it with tofu and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

This was seriously one of the best , light and balanced meal I’ve had in a while!

If you make it, tag my on IG @the_fit_mediterranean



About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.