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Crispy tofu and vegetables

The contrast of the crispy, crunchy coating and silken interior of these tofu cutlets may convert the most avowed meat lover.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine Worldwide
Servings 4 serves
Calories 150 kcal


  • 350 g light extra-firm tofu (fresh bean curd), drained
  • 3 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 8 green onions
  • 2 cups snow pea pods strings and tips removed
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 red sweet pepper seeded and cut into long, thin strips
  • 1 yellow sweet pepper seeded and cut into long, thin strips
  • 3 tbsp cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp white or black sesame seeds toasted (optional)


  • Cut tofu crosswise into eight slices. Arrange slices in one layer on a large plate or jelly-roll pan. Pour soy sauce over tofu; turn slices to coat and let stand for 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, cut root ends off green onions. Cut off dark green portion of onions, leaving 3 inches of white and light green. Cut green onions in half lengthwise, forming 16 long strips. Set aside. Cut pea pods in half lengthwise. Set aside.
  • Pour oil into a large nonstick skillet. Preheat over medium-high heat. Stir-fry fresh ginger (if using) and garlic for 30 seconds. Add sweet pepper strips and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add green onions and pea pods; stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes more or until crisp-tender.
  • Drain tofu, reserving soy sauce. Stir reserved soy sauce and ground ginger (if using) into cooked vegetables; transfer vegetable mixture to a serving platter. Cover with foil and keep warm. Carefully dip tofu slices in cornmeal to lightly coat both sides. Cook in same skillet for 3 minutes on each side or until crisp and hot, using a spatula to turn carefully. (You may need to cook tofu slices in two batches; do not crowd skillet.) Serve tofu slices with vegetables. If desired, sprinkle with sesame seeds.


Recipe from Diabetic Living Magazine


Calories: 150kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 9gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 486mgPotassium: 379mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7g
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