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.

Stacy Fraser
Source: EatingWell Magazine, February/March 2005
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Ingredients

Sauce
Tofu & vegetables

Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

216 calories; protein 12.4g; carbohydrates 11.3g; dietary fiber 3.3g; sugars 4.9g; fat 13.9g; saturated fat 2.3g; vitamin a iu 3581.6IU; vitamin c 7.3mg; folate 77.5mcg; calcium 223mg; iron 3.1mg; magnesium 65.8mg; potassium 414.3mg; sodium 178.8mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 3g.
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Reviews (33)

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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
10/29/2011
Bland sauce needed more I would definitely add more ginger and either some hot peppers or cayenne possibly a little lemon juice next time to add some flavor...it just seemed too bland for my taste. Pros: could be good with some tweaking Cons: bland Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2013
Delicious Versatile and Healthy Made as per recipe with the following additions- -Added two teaspoons of Sambal Oelek to the sauce -Added one large julienned carrot with the veggies -Replaced the green onions with 1/2 sliced white onion I used black tofu and served it over brown rice. It was filling enough for four including two growing kids and we all liked it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2013
Quick easy and delicious The saucer came together in the time it took to sautee the tofu. I just dumped everything in the small bowl of the kitchenaid and ran it for a minute or so. I served the tofu over shredded napa cabbage and spooned on the sauce. Pros: quick easy delicious Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2012
Delicious and easy to make it Delicious! I would definitely add more ginger next time. My husband does't like peanut butter so it wasn't best meal for him but didn't complain haha. Iserved with cuscus. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I used Kale and Red Chard in place of spinach and it turned out great. Although next time I make it I will definitely add more garlic and ginger along with the red pepper idea. I was thinking all along it would need more of these things for a stronger flavor but just went along with what the recipe said darn it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This was delish! The peanut sauce is very tasty and is perfect with the tofu. It's quick and easy. I didn't have any scallions when I cooked it but it was fine without it. Along with the spinach I added onions and it was great. The recipe was also fine with ginger powder. The only thing that people may want is a sauce that's less thick in consistency in which case you could add more of the ingredients of the sauce? I thought it was just fine though. It was my first time making it and I want to make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2015
Favorite tofu dish This tofu recipe is a favorite in our house. We've been making it for years. I throw in extra veggies like red pepper for crunch. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
LOVE this recipe! I make it with extra firm tofu and add an extra tsp of ginger and one more garlic clove to give the sauce a little extra kick. The sauce is very versatile I just add tofu and whatever veggies I have on hand. I also use about half the amount of spinach recommended. So good!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2017
I read and try a lot of recipes online and rarely do they live up to expectations but this one did. It was fantastic. I did add in some diced red peppers and sliced mushrooms and extra garlic but otherwise followed the recipe. I served mine with cauliflower mock rice and noodles for the kids. Oh one tip the quality of the soy sauce will likely make a big difference with the flavor of the dish so opt for a higher quality soy sauce. Read More
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