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Spicy Tahini Tofu Stir Fry

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Spicy Tahini Tofu Stir Fry
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Spicy Tahini Tofu Stir Fry – This tofu stir fry recipe is ideal for a quick vegetarian or vegan meal for two. Tofu cubes are stir fried in sesame oil to golden crisp, and then drenched in a creamy tahini-sriracha sauce for a spicy kick. Enjoy the tofu stir fry with rice noodles!

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Ingredients list for the Spicy Tahini Tofu Stir Fry recipe

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Directions

1. To make the tahini tofu stir-fry: Heat sesame oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook tofu on an even layer for about 10 minutes, flipping once or twice, until the tofu is browned and crisp on all sides.

2. Meanwhile, whisk the tahini, sriracha, soy sauce, honey, vinegar, garlic and grated ginger in a small bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of water to thin out the sauce.

3. Once tofu cubes are browned, lower the heat to low and pour the tahini sauce over the tofu, stirring gently to coat the tofu. Cook just until the sauce is hot and starts to bubble, about 1 minute. Don’t overcook or the sauce will be too thick.

4. Divide the tahini tofu stir-fry onto plates and serve with rice noodles and a side of baby spinach salad (or chopped bok-choi, shredded kale, as you want), and sprinkle with sesame and poppy seeds and chopped scallions. Enjoy! ❤️

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Tips for the tahini tofu stir-fry recipe

  • Pressing the tofu before cooking will help it crisp up better during the stir fry. This can be done by wrapping the tofu block in paper towels or a clean kitchen towel and placing a heavy object on top for about 15 minutes.
  • Make sure to cook the tofu on an even layer in the skillet to ensure all sides are evenly browned. You may need to do this in batches if your skillet is not large enough to fit all the tofu cubes in one layer.
  • Don’t overcook the tofu in the sauce – this will cause the sauce to thicken too much and become overly sticky. Just heat it until the sauce starts to bubble, and then remove it from the heat. You can always drizzle any remaining sauce over the dish before serving.
  • To make your tofu extra crispy, pour boiling water over drained tofu cubes, then pat it dry before frying. This will help take out excess water.

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  • Pete

    2023-07-17 18:16:46

    Came out great. Substituted peanut butter as I had no tahini. Increased the amount of sauce ingredients just a bit, as I like saucey. Used mini bok choy and sweet onion. Wide rice noodles 1/2 package dry, and then soaked. Probably too any noodles, but recipe didn’t specify amount.

  • Joanna

    2023-03-09 13:28:54

    Insanely good, thanks for sharing 💗

  • Ellie

    2022-04-19 21:28:25

    Thought it'd be good but was even more delicious than expected! And was easy. Will become a regular in my rotation for sure!

  • Rene

    2022-04-16 15:20:27

    This was so easy and SO delicious. Will make this again and again

  • Breana

    2022-03-03 20:26:36

    Delicious and easy to customize to taste preference!

  • David

    2021-11-29 21:26:13

    Very simple and delicious

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