I thought this recipe for Bon Apetit Spicy Thai Tofu sounded delicious, but then I saw their fat and calorie count.  That’s ridiculous! 

So here’s my healthier version of their recipe:

  • 2 tsp peanut oil
  • 2 large bell peppers (red, yellow, orange, or green) finely sliced
  • 1 package of extra firm tofu, drained and cubed
  • 3 TBSP minced ginger (I use the one in the brine)
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 3 TBSP soy sauce
  • 2 TBSP lime juice
  • 1/2-1 tsp dried red peppers, chopped
  • 3 TBSP green onion
  • 1 bag of spinach (I used a 12 oz bag)
  • 4 TBSP cilantro
  • 4 TBSP bean sprouts

Take your cubed tofu and put into a bowl.  Add the ginger, garlic, soy sauce, lime juice, and dried red chilies.  Make sure to mix and let marinade for 10-20 minutes.

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Then heat your wok.  Once it’s hot, add peanut oil.  Add the sliced bell peppers and cook for a minute or two.  Then add your marinaded tofu mixture for a minute or two.  Then in bunches, add spinach until wilted. 

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Serve over rice with chopped cilantro and bean sprouts.  Heads up though — if you don’t like the texture of tofu, then definitely fry it before you use it in this recipe.

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