Spicy Peanut Tofu Stir-Fry
Spice up your lunchtime with this flavorful and protein-packed Spicy Peanut Tofu Stir-Fry. With a combination of tofu, colorful vegetables, and a zesty peanut sauce, this dish is sure to satisfy your taste buds and keep you energized throughout the day. It's a quick and easy recipe that's perfect for a wholesome vegan lunch.
This Spicy Peanut Tofu Stir-Fry offers a balanced blend of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Tofu is a great source of plant-based protein and provides essential amino acids. The vegetables, such as bell peppers, broccoli, and carrots, are packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and dietary fiber, supporting overall health and well-being. The peanut sauce adds a rich and savory flavor while offering healthy fats and additional protein. This dish promotes satiety, aids digestion, and provides a range of essential nutrients.
• 8 oz firm tofu, cubed
• 1 cup broccoli florets
• 1 bell pepper, sliced
• 1 carrot, sliced into matchsticks
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
• 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce (adjust to taste)
• 1 tablespoon maple syrup or agave nectar
• 2 tablespoons peanut butter
• 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
• 1 tablespoon sesame oil
• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, for cooking
• 2 green onions, chopped (for garnish)
• Sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)
HOW TO MAKE IT
In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, sriracha sauce, maple syrup, peanut butter, rice vinegar, and sesame oil to make the spicy peanut sauce.
Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
Add cubed tofu to the skillet and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the tofu is golden brown and slightly crispy.
Add the broccoli florets, sliced bell pepper, and carrot matchsticks to the skillet. Stir-fry for another 5 minutes until the vegetables are tender-crisp.
Pour the spicy peanut sauce over the tofu and vegetables. Stir well to coat everything evenly. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
Remove the Spicy Peanut Tofu Stir-Fry from the heat and garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.
Serve the flavorful and spicy stir-fry as a delicious vegan lunch option.