This quick and healthy dinner pairs creamy tofu and crispy snap peas with a tahini-maple sauce. Make it a meal: Serve with udon noodles and Green Tea-Poached Pears for dessert.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2007
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

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  • Toss tofu, onion, canola oil, sesame oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Spread on a large baking sheet and roast until the tofu is lightly golden on top and the onions are browning in spots, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Whisk tahini, soy sauce, maple syrup and vinegar in a small dish until combined. Remove the tofu from the oven, add snap peas and drizzle with the maple sauce; stir to combine. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Return to the oven and continue roasting until the peas are crisp-tender, 8 to 12 minutes more.

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Tip: Tahini is a smooth, thick paste made from ground sesame seeds. Look for it in the Middle Eastern section or near other nut butters in large supermarkets.

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

192 calories; protein 11.4g 23% DV; carbohydrates 12.4g 4% DV; dietary fiber 3.3g 13% DV; sugars 6.1g; fat 11.9g 18% DV; saturated fat 1.7g 8% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 637.9IU 13% DV; vitamin c 37.4mg 62% DV; folate 52.3mcg 13% DV; calcium 248.2mg 25% DV; iron 3.3mg 18% DV; magnesium 59.4mg 21% DV; potassium 337.9mg 10% DV; sodium 300mg 12% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 22% DV; added sugar 2g.

Reviews (10)

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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2016
This was really really good. We made a few changes - sprinkled 5-spice powder - maybe 1 t - on the tofu before baking; broiled tofu and onions to hasten cooking and give a little crispness to the tofu; added carrots; after made sauce mixed veggies in the sauce and let them sit while tofu was cooking and then roasted it so the vegetables were coated. We served this with brown rice noodles which was a great combo. Pros: Delicious! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2012
This came together quickly and I will make it again. Should have marinated the tofu in advance will do so next time. I doubled the recipe-it really doesn't serve four as listed-and found that the sauce was skimpy and barely coated the tofu and snap peas (expensive but delicious). So next time more sauce and marinate before baking. Pros: quick easy tasty ingredients Cons: too little sauce a little bland Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I love this recipe! It is very tasty and even people who don't usually like tofu will eat it. I marinate the tofu in tahini soy & sesame oil for several hours and this enhance the flavor a lot. Then I triple the sauce because it seems there is never enough. Works well with green beans if you don't have snap peas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2017
Added frozen Asian strir-fry veggies because that's all I had. Served with Jap Chae noodles (only the noodle part and drizzled some of that sauce over this too..http://luckypeach.com/recipes/jap-chae/ Kids loved it and adults all loved it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Really yummy! This was really great. I marinated the tofu and onions in the sesame oil mixture for a couple of hours first and I think it enhanced the flavor of the tofu. The combination of sesame soy and tahini made the flavor really interesting. A really satisfying and healthy dish- I'll be making it again. Pros: Great flavor Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This was really delicious. Definitely double the sauce. It's really good. I poured it over the tofu onions fresh green beans and sliced red pepper. I think the suggestion to marinate the tofu for a while in the sauce is a good idea. Although I didn't do it and it was still quite delicious. The sauce got kind of sticky and sweet and caramelized on the vegetables. I must say they were the best green beans I've ever eaten. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2012
Quick Easy and Delicious! We really liked this recipe. It went together quickly and the flavors blended very nicely. I would follow the other reviewers suggestion to marinate the tofu as well as double the sauce. It was great the way it was but that would make it even better. I used udon noodles and green beans. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2012
staple dish in my home I absolutely love this recipe. This was the first tofu recipe I had made. I'm not the greatest cook but this is such a simple recipe to make. I will add a bit of brown rice to make it more filling but it can stand alone. I follow the recipe exactly how it's noted. Pros: flavorful easy tofu recipe Read More