This sticky sesame tofu stir fry is loaded with plant protein and can be easily whipped up in less than 15 minutes! With the most amazing sticky sesame stir fry sauce, this is a healthy alternative to a takeout and a perfect meal prep recipe. This recipe is vegan, oil-free and seriously addictive!
- zero waste cooking – the best part of making a stir fry is that you can use any leftover vegetables you’ve got in your fridge. I had mushrooms and broccoli on hand, but any vegetables will work. You could try bell peppers, zucchini or carrots for example.
- filling + nourishing – it’s a great recipe if you want to get more plant protein in your diet
- can be easily made gluten-free – to make this recipe gluten-free you can use brown rice or quinoa instead of noodles, and you can replace the soy sauce with tamari.
- perfect for meal prep – an amazing recipe you can easily batch cook for easy vegan meal prep
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:
STEP 1. Make the sauce by adding all sauce ingredients into a large wok.
STEP 2. Add your vegetables to the wok, along with your tofu, and cook on a medium heat for around 10 minutes. Make sure you give it a stir so that the sauce fully coats your ingredients.
STEP 3. Add your straight to wok noodles and cashews and cook for a further 2 minutes. Top with spring onions and more sesame seeds and serve!
HOW TO MAKE TOFU ACTUALLY TASTE GOOD:
Step 1. Freeze it, defrost it, freeze it again and let it defrost. This creates a more meaty texture to the tofu.
Step 2. Press the tofu. You can do this with a tofu press or use kitchen roll and put something heavy on top of the tofu. You need to press your tofu to get rid of all the water inside so don’t skip this step! It only takes a few minutes.
Step 3. Marinade it! Tofu can literally taste like anything you want it to because it soaks in all the flavours.
Step 4. Coat it. You can use regular breadcrumbs, panko breadcrumbs or even nutritional yeast to coat your tofu. This adds a crunchy texture to the outside of the tofu. Although this isn’t necessary, if you want that crispy chicken texture, then you definitely need to try this!
Step 5. Oven bake on a silicone matt to give your tofu some crunch! By using a silicone matt, your tofu wont stick on the baking tray and it will cook a lot nicer because your coating wont peel off when you need to turn your tofu around.
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