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Fast & Easy Dinner: Spicy Tofu With Red Bell Peppers

Fast & Easy Dinner: Spicy Tofu With Red Bell Peppers

Calling all vegetarians who love spicy food: this recipe is for you. It combines Asian flavors like fresh ginger and soy sauce with crunchy vegetables and sautéed tofu. Red pepper flakes provide heat while lime juice adds tartness.

For a heartier meal, serve over white rice. If you are allergic to peanuts, simply omit them from the dish. Check out the recipe when you


Spicy Tofu With Red Bell Peppers

Spicy Tofu With Red Bell Peppers

Spicy Tofu With Red Bell Peppers


1/3 cup olive oil
2 large red bell peppers, seeded, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 14-to 16-ounce package extra-firm tofu, drained well, cut into 1-inch cubes
3 green onions, thinly sliced on diagonal
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 6-ounce bag baby spinach leaves
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
1/3 cup lightly salted roasted peanuts


  1. Heat oil in wok over high heat. Add bell peppers, ginger, and garlic; sauté until peppers just begin to soften, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add tofu and green onions; toss 2 minutes.
  3. Add next 3 ingredients. Toss to blend, about 1 minute.
  4. Add spinach in 3 additions, tossing until beginning to wilt, about 1 minute for each addition. Mix in basil. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle peanuts over.

Serves 4.

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chipmunkie chipmunkie 6 years
This is perfect for vegetarians, and for anyone who really loves tofu and stirfry. I made it tonight and it was delicious - the spicyness is great. I omitted the peanuts and ginger.
superfoxml superfoxml 6 years
nom nom nom....this looks amazing. must try this weekend!! :)
oneprettything oneprettything 7 years
I made this tonight and it was a hit! I'd love to see more tofu recipes.
yasmin8883 yasmin8883 7 years
I tried it and it's great!!!! Love the flavors. I'm filing this recipe as a keeper. Thanks
emalove emalove 7 years
Looks yummy AND healthy!
ShedItandGetIt ShedItandGetIt 7 years
yummmmm! can't wait to try this!!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
Wow this sounds good.
nutella2683 nutella2683 7 years
OMG THIS IS PERFECT!! I was going to make a tofu broccoli stir fry to show off my cooking skills to the new guy in my life but now I'm totally making this! Thanks Yum :)
yasmin8883 yasmin8883 7 years
OMG!!!!! I was looking for a vegan tofu recipe and before I tried my usual vegan sites, I thought yumsugar may have something in the archives. Thanks for the fresh idea...trying it this weekend
mscc mscc 7 years
Yum! Thanks.
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