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Sour-Spicy Tofu, Green Beans and Mushrooms Stir-Fry


This simple stir-fry is full of flavour. I just finished the leftover from two days ago, and it was still delicious, not only vegetarians like it... Definitely a keeper!















½ cup water
¼ cup soy sauce, sodium reduced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
or to taste
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons cornstarch
14 ounces tofu
1 package, extra-firm, drained
1 cup mushrooms
2 ½ tablespoons canola oil
4 cups green beans
trimmed and halved
5 cloves garlic
2 teaspoons ginger
freshly minced


Whisk ¼ cup water, soy sauce, tomato paste, vinegar, sugar, crushed red pepper to taste and 1 teaspoon cornstarch in a small bowl. Set aside.

Cut tofu into ½- to ¾ inch cubes and pat dry.

Toss the tofu in a bowl with the remaining 2 tablespoons cornstarch to coat.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat.

Add the tofu and spread out across the surface of the pan.

Let cook undisturbed for 2 minutes. Gently turn and stir. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and crispy, 2 to 3 minutes more.

Transfer to a plate.

Meanwhile, in another skillet add another ½ tablespoon oil and cook mushrooms for about 5 to 8 minutes, until most of the water is evaporated. Set aside.

Reduce heat to medium. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan.

Add green beans, garlic and ginger; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.

Add the remaining ¼ cup water, cover and cook until the beans are crisp-tender, 2 to 4 minutes.

Stir in the reserved soy sauce mixture and pour it over the green beans.

Cook, stirring, until thickened, about 1 minute.

Add the tofu, mushrooms and cook, stirring, until heated through, about 1 minute more.

Serve warm.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 259g (9.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 24149% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 554mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 8%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Sugars g
Protein 25g
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 38%
Calcium 43% Iron 18%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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