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Sweet and Sour Tofu Recipe

Looking for an easy Sweet and Sour Tofu recipe? Learn how to make Sweet and Sour Tofu using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by moonre

Makes 4 servings



from Eating Well Magazine. Serving size is 1 1/2 cups.

Recipe Ingredients for Sweet and Sour Tofu

20 ounce pineapple chunks or tidbits, packed in juice
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
14 ounce extra firm tofu,
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-by-2-inch strips
1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1/2-by-2-inch strips

Recipe Directions for Sweet and Sour Tofu

  1. Slice tofu, cut into cubes

  2. Drain and set aside pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup of the juice. Whisk the reserved pineapple juice, vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce and sugar in a medium bowl until smooth. Place tofu in a large bowl; toss with 3 tablespoons of the sauce. Let marinate for at least 5 minutes and up to 30 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, add cornstarch to the remaining sauce and whisk until smooth.

  4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Transfer the tofu to the pan using a slotted spoon; whisk any remaining marinade into the bowl of reserved sauce. Cook the tofu, stirring every 1 to 2 minutes, until golden brown, 7 to 9 minutes total. Transfer to a plate.

  5. Add the remaining oil to the pan and heat over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add red and green peppers and cook, stirring often, until just tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in the reserved sauce and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 30 seconds. Add the tofu and pineapple and cook, stirring gently, until heated through, about 2 minutes more.

Categories

Main Dish, Chinese

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 366.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
272
Calories from Fat
105
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.7g
18%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
402mg
17%
Potassium
557mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
33.6g
11%
Dietary Fiber
5.0g
20%
Sugars
22.1g
Protein
10.7g
Vitamin A 54% Vitamin C 292%
Calcium 24% Iron 16%
* 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
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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