Tofu with Peanut-Ginger Sauce Recipe

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Submitted by bev815

Makes 4 servings



Tofu and vegetables get a dramatic lift from a spicy peanut sauce. Serve with a cucumber salad for a low-calorie, nutrient-packed vegetarian supper. Rice vinegar (or rice-wine vinegar) is mild, slightly sweet vinegar made from fermented rice. Find it in the Asian section of supermarkets and specialty stores.

Recipe Ingredients for Tofu with Peanut-Ginger Sauce

5 tablespoons water
4 tablespoons peanut butter (smooth natural)
1 tablespoon rice vinegar, (see Ingredient note) or white vinegar
2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons minced ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
14 ounces extra-firm tofu, preferably water-packed
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 cups baby spinach, (6 ounces)
1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms, (4 ounces)
4 scallions, sliced (1 cup)

Recipe Directions for Tofu with Peanut-Ginger Sauce

  1. To prepare sauce: Whisk water, peanut butter, rice vinegar (or white vinegar), soy sauce, honey, ginger and garlic in a small bowl.

  2. To prepare tofu: Drain and rinse tofu; pat dry. Slice the block crosswise into eight 1/2-inch-thick slabs. Coarsely crumble each slice into smaller, uneven pieces.

  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add tofu and cook in a single layer, without stirring, until the pieces begin to turn golden brown on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Then gently stir and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until all sides are golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes more.

  4. Add spinach, mushrooms, scallions and the peanut sauce and cook, stirring, until the vegetables are just cooked, 1 to 2 minutes more.

Categories

Main Dish, Asian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 219.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
242
Calories from Fat
148
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.4g
25%
Saturated Fat
2.6g
13%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
198mg
8%
Potassium
552mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
12.4g
4%
Dietary Fiber
2.8g
11%
Sugars
5.9g
Protein
16.1g
Vitamin A 59% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 23% Iron 19%
* 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 magnesium
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
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