Spicy Tofu Recipe

Looking for an easy Spicy Tofu recipe? Learn how to make Spicy Tofu using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by robynreid

Makes 4 servings



spicy tofu (could replace tofu w/ chicken or other meat)

Recipe Ingredients for Spicy Tofu

14 oz extra-firm tofu
2 red bell peppers
2 tbs lime juice
1/4 cup pine nuts
3 scallions
3 tbs soy sauce
3 cloves garlic
2 tbs minced ginger
4 oz whole wheat pasta
6 oz baby spinach,
1/3 cup fresh basil
2 tbs olive oil

Recipe Directions for Spicy Tofu

  1. Slice 2 red bell peppers in thin strips and put in a bowl. Peel a few chunks of fresh ginger, and mince enough so that you have 3 tablespoons. Add it to the sliced peppers. Mince 3 cloves of garlic and add to the bowl.

  2. Take a 14 oz. block of extra-firm tofu, and cut into cubes. Put this is a separate bowl. Thinly slice 3 scallions on a diagonal and add to the bowl with the tofu. Prepare a large pot of salted water for the pasta. Put it on to boil while you are finishing up the tofu dish. Juice enough lime to equal 2 tablespoons...1-1 1/2 limes. Put the lime juice in a small bowl, add 3 tablespoons soy sauce, and about 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes. Next, get 6 oz. fresh baby spinach ready along with peanuts, and basil. Leave these last three ingredients separate.

  3. Heat olive oil over med-high heat, in a large saute pan. OR, a wok if you have one. Add the bell peppers, minced ginger, and garlic. Cook for about 3 minutes. Then add the tofu, and scallions, and cook another 2-3 minutes. Add the liquid ingredients to the pan. Toss to combine, and cook another couple of minutes. Add the fresh spinach in a few batches. First, a handful, let it cook down a bit, and wilt. Then add some more, and continue. Stir in the basil, and peanuts. Lastly, toss in about half of the cooked pasta, and serve.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 282.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
367
Calories from Fat
177
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
19.7g
30%
Saturated Fat
2.0g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
729mg
30%
Potassium
773mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates
34.6g
12%
Dietary Fiber
6.3g
25%
Sugars
5.2g
Protein
17.8g
Vitamin A 122% Vitamin C 157%
Calcium 25% Iron 31%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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