Inspired by the original Pinch of Yum recipe for Spicy Zoodles with Crispy Tofu, this Crispy Peanut Tofu is quite possibly my new favorite protein. Over cold zoodles, warm farro, sweet potato noodles, rice, cauliflower rice, greens, or anything else - loaded with Spicy Peanut Sauce, this tofu is in for the win! | NOMaste Kitchen
Crispy Peanut Thai Tofu
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Inspired by the original Pinch of Yum recipe for Spicy Zoodles with Crispy Tofu, this Crispy Peanut Tofu is quite possibly my new favorite protein. Over cold zoodles, warm farro, sweet potato noodles, rice, cauliflower rice, greens, or anything else - loaded with Spicy Peanut Sauce, this tofu is in for the win!

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Healthy
Servings: 4 servings
Author: NOMaste Kitchen
Ingredients
Spicy Peanut Sauce
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp chili paste
  • 1 tbsp honey or agave nectar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger peeled and grated
Tofu
  • 1-2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 12 ounces extra-firm tofu
Instructions
Spicy Peanut Sauce
  1. In a small bowl, combine all sauce ingredients. Stir thoroughly to combine all ingredients.

Tofu
  1. Line a plate with a kitchen towel or paper towel, drain all liquid from tofu container. Lay tofu on top of towel and use and additional towel to press excess moisture out of tofu.

  2. Cut tofu into bite-sized pieces. Heat sesame oil in a non-stick pan, add tofu to pain and stir fry until golden brown. This will take a few minutes.

  3. Add about 1/2-2/3 cup sauce to tofu in pan and simmer. The sauce will thicken and become crispy - gently flip tofu in sauce, scraping all the yummy brown bits off the pan as you go!

Assembly
  1. Enjoy your tofu over a bed of cold zoodles, warm farro, rice, cauliflower rice, sweet potato noodles, greens, or literally anything else! Simply toss an additional half cup of sauce with whatever bed of deliciousness you choose to accompany your tofu! Top with sesame seeds and scallions.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Refrigerate tofu in an airtight container separate from remaining sauce. Store an additional zoodles, farro, or rice separately as well.