Kimchi & Tofu Spicy Sauce

You can add a delicious nutrient punch to your favourite meals with this delightful  Korean sauce.  

Tofu is an excellent source of bioavailable protein for people on a plant-based diet.  It contains plenty of protein (with less lysine and methionine than animal foods) as well as choline, folate, and a wide range of essential minerals.   

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) and ginger add a tangy punch to this flavour-rich sauce, while Kimchi provides vitamins A and C.  


One serve provides 69 calories, 8 g protein, 3 g fat, 2 g net carbs and P: E = 1.3.


The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  



  • 100 g Kimchi (store-bought or homemade)
  • One knob of fresh ginger (a fresh knob measures between a 1/2 inch to 2 inches in length), peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 30 mL water
  • 300 g silken tofu, drained


  • Place kimchi, ginger, apple cider vinegar, and water in a blender and blend until very smooth.
  • Add the tofu and blend again until well combined. 
  • Serve as a dipping sauce or use as mayo in a salad. 

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