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Tofu with Spinach in Black Pepper Sauce


Tofu with Spinach in Black Pepper Sauce

Tofu with Spinach in Black Pepper Sauce



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Silken cubes of tofu stir fried in mild spices and served on a bed of spinach leaves drizzled with a peppery sauce.


  • 200 gm cubes tofu

    1/4 cup spinach

    1/3 cup olive oil
    2 large red bell peppers, seeded, thinly sliced

    3 Tbsp minced peeled fresh ginger

    3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
    3 green onions, thinly sliced on diagonal

    3 Tbsp soy sauce

    2 Tbsp fresh lime juice

    1/2 to 3/4 tsp dried crushed red pepper

    1/3 cup chopped fresh basil

    1/3 cup lightly salted roasted peanuts (optional)


Heat oil in a wok over high heat.

Add bell peppers, ginger, garlic and saute until peppers just begin to soften, about 2 minutes.

Add tofu and green onions. Toss for about 2 minutes.

Next add soy sauce, lime juice and red pepper. Toss to blend for about 1 minute.

Add spinach in 3 additions, tossing until beginning to wilt, about 1 minute for each addition.

Mix in the basil.

Season with salt and pepper.

Sprinkle peanuts over (optional).

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Key Ingredients: tofu, spinach, olive oil, garlic, onion, soya sauce, red chilli, bell pepper, ginger, basil, peanuts, lemon juice