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Tofu with Spinach in Black Pepper Sauce

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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)


  1. Heat oil in a wok over high heat.
  2. Add bell peppers, ginger, garlic and saute until peppers just begin to soften, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add tofu and green onions. Toss for about 2 minutes.
  4. Next add soy sauce, lime juice and red pepper. Toss to blend for about 1 minute.
  5. Add spinach in 3 additions, tossing until beginning to wilt, about 1 minute for each addition.
  6. Mix in the basil.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Sprinkle peanuts over (optional).