Hey there, fellow foodies! Today, I want to share with you one of my go-to recipes for a quick and easy vegetarian dinner – tofu stir-fry!
First of all, let me just say that tofu can be a bit intimidating if you’ve never cooked with it before. But trust me, once you get the hang of it, it’s a versatile and delicious ingredient that can be used in so many different ways.
For this stir-fry, you’ll need:
- 1 block of firm tofu
- 3-4 cups of mixed veggies (I like to use bell peppers, broccoli, and carrots)
- 1/4 cup of soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon of grated ginger
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
First, you’ll want to press the tofu to remove any excess water. I usually wrap it in paper towels and place a heavy object on top for about 15-20 minutes. Then, cut the tofu into small cubes.
Next, heat up your vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add in your minced garlic and grated ginger, and stir for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
Then, add in your mixed veggies and stir-fry for about 5-7 minutes until they start to soften. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Move the veggies to one side of the pan and add in your cubed tofu on the other side. Let the tofu cook for a few minutes on each side until it starts to turn golden brown.
In a small bowl, whisk together your soy sauce and honey until combined. Pour this mixture over the tofu and veggies, and stir everything together until everything is coated in the sauce.
Let everything cook for another 2-3 minutes until the sauce has thickened up a bit and everything is heated through.
And that’s it! You can serve this tofu stir-fry over rice or noodles, or just enjoy it on its own. It’s a great way to get in some extra veggies and plant-based protein, and it’s so easy to customize with whatever veggies you have on hand.
Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!