Tofu with Peanut-Ginger Sauce

Tofu with Peanut-Ginger Sauce

Makes: 4 servings, generous 3/4 cup each
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Tofu and vegetables get a dramatic lift from a spicy peanut sauce in this low-calorie, nutrient-packed vegetarian entree.

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Ingredients

Sauce

  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 4 tablespoons smooth natural peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, (see Ingredient note) or white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Tofu & vegetables

  • 14 ounces extra-firm tofu, preferably water-packed
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups baby spinach, (6 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms, (4 ounces)
  • 4 scallions, sliced (1 cup)

Preparation

  1. To prepare sauce: Whisk water, peanut butter, rice vinegar (or white vinegar), soy sauce, honey, ginger and garlic in a small bowl.
  2. To prepare tofu: Drain and rinse tofu; pat dry. Slice the block crosswise into eight 1/2-inch-thick slabs. Coarsely crumble each slice into smaller, uneven pieces.
  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add tofu and cook in a single layer, without stirring, until the pieces begin to turn golden brown on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Then gently stir and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until all sides are golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes more.
  4. Add spinach, mushrooms, scallions and the peanut sauce and cook, stirring, until the vegetables are just cooked, 1 to 2 minutes more.

Tips & Notes

Ingredient Note: Rice vinegar (or rice-wine vinegar) is mild, slightly sweet vinegar made from fermented rice. Find it in the Asian section of supermarkets and specialty stores.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4
  • Amount Per serving
  • Calories 221
  • % Daily values *
  • 22% Total Fat 14g
    • 10% Saturated Fat 2g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 3g
  • 0% Cholesterol 0mg
  • 7% Potassium 262mg
  • 10% Sodium 231mg
  • 5% Total Carbohydrate 15g
    • 16% Dietary Fiber 4g
    • Sugars 5g
  • 24% Protein 12g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g

Recipe by EatingWell.com

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