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Dinner: Stir-Fried Tofu with Vegetables

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

15 minutes


4 Servings



About the Recipe

This vegetarian stir-fry is quick and easy to make. It's packed with protein, fiber, and a variety of vitamins and minerals.


For the stir-fry:

  • 1 block (14 oz) firm tofu, drained and cubed

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (divided)

  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 cup broccoli florets

  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced

  • 1 cup snap peas

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1-inch piece ginger, minced

  • 2 green onions, sliced

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water (optional, for thickening)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Sesame seeds (optional, for garnish)



  1. Prepare the Tofu:

    • Drain the tofu and pat dry with paper towels. Cut into 1-inch cubes.

  2. Cook the Tofu:

    • Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.

    • Add the tofu cubes and cook until golden brown on all sides, about 5-7 minutes.

    • Remove the tofu from the skillet and set aside.

  3. Stir-Fry the Vegetables:

    • In the same skillet, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.

    • Add the garlic and ginger, and sauté for about 30 seconds until fragrant.

    • Add the bell peppers, broccoli, carrot, and snap peas. Stir-fry for about 5-7 minutes, until the vegetables are tender-crisp.

  4. Combine Tofu and Vegetables:

    • Return the tofu to the skillet with the vegetables.

    • Add the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil. Stir well to combine.

    • If you prefer a thicker sauce, add the cornstarch mixture and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until the sauce thickens.

  5. Season and Serve:

    • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

    • Sprinkle with sliced green onions and sesame seeds, if using.

    • Serve hot with steamed rice or noodles.

Enjoy your Stir-Fried Tofu with Vegetables!

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