Tofu with Peanut-Ginger Sauce

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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.

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Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings, generous 3/ cup each

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 5 tablespoons water

  • 4 tablespoons smooth natural peanut butter

  • 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

Tofu & vegetables

  • 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)

Directions

  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.

Tips

Ingredient Note: 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.

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 (per serving)

216 Calories
14g Fat
11g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size generous 3/4 cup
Calories 216
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 5g
Added Sugars 3g 6%
Protein 12g 25%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Vitamin A 3582IU 72%
Vitamin C 7mg 8%
Folate 78mcg 19%
Sodium 179mg 8%
Calcium 223mg 17%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 66mg 16%
Potassium 414mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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