Griddled Tofu with Peanut Sauce, Stir Fry and Noodles


Are you craving a nutritious meal with just enough healthy fats to convince you you’re eating junk food? Or maybe you want a meal with vibrant colours and a delicious array of flavours, topped off with a silky smooth sauce? Great! Either way, I’ve got just the thing! This meal has a few components that complement each other beautifully: hearty whole wheat spaghetti as a delicious alternative to egg noodles; a crunchy, colourful stir fry; chunks of marinated, griddled tofu and best of all, a simple yet luxurious peanut butter and coconut milk sauce.

Don’t be fooled by the number of steps in the method or the long ingredients list, this is a really easy dish to make. Just follow the instructions and you’re good to go. Stir fry is one of the easiest vegan meals you can learn to make, not to mention that once everything is chopped it’s so quick to whip up! I also think this is one of the best ways to prepare tofu, particularly if you think you don’t like tofu! Believe me, I thought I hated tofu until I learned that it’s all in the preparation. Ensuring that your tofu is properly pressed will give you the perfect blank canvas upon which to paint any flavour you desire. To see my tips for pressing tofu, see my Tofu Tikka Masala post. Enjoy the recipe!

This recipe is shared with Healthy Vegan Fridays and Plant-Based Potluck Party.

Healthy Vegan Fridays at Rock My Vegan Socks


Griddled Tofu with Peanut Sauce, Stir Fry and Noodles

Serves 4


400g block tofu, drained, pressed and cut into 1” cubes

300g whole wheat spaghetti

Olive oil spray

For the peanut sauce: 4 tbsp peanut butter

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp brown rice vinegar

1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine

400ml can light coconut milk

For the stir fry sauce: 1 tbsp red Thai curry paste

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp brown rice vinegar

1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine

For the stir fry: 1 onion, peeled and thinly sliced

1 red and 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced

2 carrots, cut into thin strips

2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely grated

1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled and finely grated

8 radishes, thinly sliced

100g sugarsnap peas

150g beansprouts

2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander

  1. To make the peanut sauce, whisk all the ingredients together in a measuring jug. Pour about 5-6 tbsp of into a shallow container and store the rest in the fridge until needed. Add the tofu to the shallow dish and carefully coat in the sauce. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour to marinate.
  2. After marinating the tofu, place a griddle pan over a medium-high heat and spray with olive oil. When hot, place the tofu cubes in a single layer on the griddle pan. You will need to do this in 2-3 batches. Cook the tofu cubes on four sides for 1-2 minutes each side. Wrap in kitchen foil to keep warm. Repeat until all the tofu cubes are cooked.
  3. To make the stir-fry sauce, whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. Bring a large pot of water to the boil, season with salt and add the spaghetti. Cook according to package instructions, then drain.
  5. Meanwhile, place a wok over a medium-high heat and add the onion. Cook, stirring, until softened. Add the peppers and carrot and continue to stir fry until they begin to soften. Add the garlic and ginger and stir fry for 1-2 minutes before adding the radishes, beansprouts and sugarsnap peas and the stir fry sauce. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until everything is somewhat tender but still bright in colour.
  6. Turn off the heat and stir in the coriander. Cover to keep warm.
  7. Place the peanut sauce you made earlier in a medium saucepan and heat gently until warm and slightly thickened.
  8. To serve, divide the spaghetti between four serving bowls. Top with a portion of stir fry, then the tofu cubes and finally pour over the sauce.

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