Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tofu, Broccoli and Cashew Stir-Fry with Sesame-Miso Sauce


One word for this meal: flavorful. The miso paste adds a wonderful saltiness which balances perfectly with the agave nectar and toasty sesame seeds in the sauce. The crispy tofu and broccoli add a nice heartiness and the roasted cashews add the perfect nutty, crunchy garnish. This meal is great to pack for lunch as it provides an awesome amount of protein to keep you going throughout the afternoon. 


1. Heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil in a large nonstick skillet. Toss tofu with cornstarch in a large bowl until well coated. Fry on all sides until lightly browned. Transfer to a plate. 





2. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan. Add the broccoli, garlic and ginger and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the broccoli is lightly softened.  


3. Combine the sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Add the tofu back to the pan and pour sauce over. Toss gently to combine. 





4. Scoop quinoa onto serving plates and top with stir-fry and cashews.



Tofu, Broccoli and Cashew Stir-Fry with Sesame-Miso Sauce
Serves 4

All you need:
2 tablespoons coconut oil, divided
Cornstarch, for coating
2 packages extra-firm tofu, pressed dry and cubed 
1 head broccoli, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 (2-inch) piece ginger, peeled and grated

Sauce
1 tablespoon miso paste
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons agave nectar
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Cooked quinoa, for serving
Whole roasted salted cashews, for garnish

All you do:
1. Heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil in a large nonstick skillet. Toss tofu with cornstarch in a large bowl until well coated. Fry on all sides until lightly browned. Transfer to a plate. 
2. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan. Add the broccoli, garlic and ginger and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the broccoli is lightly softened.  
3. Combine the sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Add the tofu back to the pan and pour sauce over. Toss gently to combine. 
4. Scoop quinoa onto serving plates and top with stir-fry and cashews.

 

2 comments:

  1. That's the beauty of cooking, for me at least, I can always create a great meal with whatever is in my fridge, substituting one thing for another.recipes

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