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Tofu Stir-Fry with Peanuts: Sizzling, Nutty Perfection

Immerse yourself in a world of flavors with our recipe, for Tofu Stir-Fry with Peanuts. This dish not only tantalizes your taste buds but also contributes to your overall health.

It combines crispy tofu cubes, colorful vegetables and the delightful crunch of peanuts all bathed in a sauce that will surely delight your palate.

Whether you’re a fan of tofu or seeking inspiration for a Monday meal this Tofu Stir-Fry with Peanuts recipe offers an exciting culinary experience that is both simple to prepare and easy to savor.

Come along as we discover how to transform ingredients into a stir fry masterpiece that’s sure to become a regular feature, in your healthy eating repertoire.

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Tofu Stir-Fry

Tofu Stir-Fry Recipe, with Peanuts


  • 14 oz (400g) of tofu, pressed and cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium carrot julienned
  • 3 green onions, sliced (white and green parts separated)
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • A minced piece of ginger (around an inch in size)
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted roasted peanuts
  • Salt to taste

For the Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce (or tamari for a gluten free option)
  • 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil

A pinch (around half a teaspoon) of crushed red pepper flakes (adjust according to your preference)

Around half a cup (120 ml) water or vegetable broth


Step 1; Preparing the Tofu. Coat the cubed tofu with cornstarch. This will give it a crispy texture when cooked.

Step 2; Cooking the Tofu. Heat one tablespoon of oil in a non stick skillet or wok, over medium high heat. Add the tofu cubes. Fry them until they turn brown on all sides. Once done remove the tofu from the skillet. Set it aside.

Step 3; Stir Frying the Vegetables. In the skillet used for frying tofu add another tablespoon of oil.

Start by sautéing the bell peppers, carrot and the white parts of the onions in a skillet, for around 2 3 minutes. Then add the garlic and ginger. Continue cooking for another minute until they release their aroma.

Tofu Stir-Fry Sauce

To create the sauce whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey or maple syrup, sesame oil, red pepper flakes and water or broth in a bowl. [1]

Next combine the tofu with the vegetables in the skillet. Pour the sauce over them. Toss everything together. Allow it to cook for another 2 3 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.

Add peanuts to give a crunch to your dish. Toss everything together to heat through.

Now you’re ready to serve! Take it off the heat sprinkle with the parts of the onions as a finishing touch and serve immediately. This flavorful dish can be enjoyed on its own. Served over rice or quinoa for a satisfying meal.

Recipe Tips

Here are some useful tips for your Tofu Stir-Fry recipe! To achieve a texture for your tofu press it for least 30 minutes before cooking to remove any excess moisture. Feel free to get creative by adding vegetables like broccoli snap peas or mushrooms according to your preference. For an added kick of spiciness drizzle some Sriracha or your favorite chili sauce, on top when serving.

Savor the combination of peanuts and a delectable sauce, in our Tofu Stir Fry. This dish guarantees to please your taste buds with its crunchiness.

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