Delicata Squash & Tofu Curry


This easy tofu curry, made with pretty delicata squash and hearty greens, cooks up in one skillet. To speed up the prep, use bagged chopped kale. Delicata squash's thin skin is tender when it's cooked, so there's no need to peel--another time saver. Serve with quinoa or brown rice.

Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each


  • 2 tablespoons curry powder, preferably Madras

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1 14-ounce package extra-firm or firm water-packed tofu

  • 4 teaspoons canola oil, divided

  • 1 large delicata squash (about 1 pound), halved, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1 medium onion, halved and sliced

  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger

  • 1 14-ounce can “lite” coconut milk

  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar

  • 8 cups coarsely chopped kale or chard, tough stems removed

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, plus more to taste


  1. Combine curry powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Blot tofu dry with a paper towel and cut into 1-inch cubes; toss the tofu in a medium bowl with 1 teaspoon of the spice mixture.

  2. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tofu and cook, stirring every 2 minutes, until browned, 6 to 8 minutes total. Transfer to a plate.

  3. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Add squash, onion, ginger and the remaining spice mixture; cook, stirring, until the vegetables are lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Add coconut milk and brown sugar; bring to a boil. Add half the kale (or chard) and cook, stirring, until slightly wilted, about 1 minute. Stir in the rest of the greens and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Return the tofu to the pan, cover and cook, stirring once or twice, until the squash and greens are tender, 3 to 5 minutes more. Remove from the heat and stir in lime juice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

316 Calories
18g Fat
29g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 1 1/2 cups
Calories 316
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Total Sugars 7g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 16g 32%
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Vitamin A 29921IU 598%
Vitamin C 76mg 84%
Folate 61mcg 15%
Sodium 363mg 16%
Calcium 339mg 26%
Iron 4mg 24%
Magnesium 117mg 28%
Potassium 813mg 17%

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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