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  • Kim Tomassi

TOFU IN PEANUT SAUCE

Updated: Jun 24, 2020

Serves: 4

Prep: 30 mins

Cook: 15 mins


Nutrition per serving:

310 kcals 18g Fats

17g Carbs18g Protein


WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil

  • 14 oz. (400g) tender stem broccoli

  • 12.5 oz. (350g) firm tofu

For the Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup (65g) natural peanut butter

  • 2 tbsp. tamari or soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp. water

  • 5 tbsp. honey

  • 1 tsp. sesame oil

  • 1/2 tsp. chili flakes

  • 1 tbsp. ginger, grated


WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

  • Firstly, prepare the tofu. Drain all the water, and sandwich it between two paper towels and two plates. Place a heavy item like a can on the top plate. Press for at least 30 minutes.

  • Cut the tofu into 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) cubes.

  • Mix all the sauce ingredients and set aside. Steam or boil the tender stem broccoli until tender, set aside.

  • In the meantime, heat the coconut oil in the pan over medium heat and cook the tofu for around 10-15 mins, occasionally turning, until browned. Add in the earlier prepared sauce and stir well. Remove from heat and serve with the cooked broccoli.


KEY BENEFITS OF TOFU

It’s a Nutritional Powerhouse Tofu is a high protein vegan and vegetarian protein source. It considered a complete protein because it has all nine essential amino acids. It’s Good For Your Heart Research consistently shows that a diet rich in beans and legumes is great for heart health. Tofu Fights Type II Diabetes 30 million people in the US have diabetes. Likewise, an extra eight million people may not even know they have it.

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