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Healthy Chili Peanut Noodles with Crispy Sesame Tofu

September 17, 2020

Sharing my latest vegan meal idea: Healthy Chili Peanut Noodles with Crispy Sesame Tofu today on the blog! An easy and delicious gluten-free dish that is so flavorful and tasty and filled with yummy crispy tofu.

Sharing my latest vegan meal idea: Healthy Chili Peanut Noodles with Crispy Sesame Tofu today on the blog! An easy and delicious gluten-free dish that is so flavorful and tasty and filled with yummy crispy tofu.

You know when you get an a serious kick with something and just want it over and over again?

Yup! Well that is me and all things asian-inspired food lately incase you guys couldn’t tell 😉 This new dish though is by far my favorite. And I can’t even take credit for the tofu idea because it was all my mom. She loves loves crispy tofu and is always asking me to make it. So I added this to my recipe list and here we are friends.

I was shocked at how much I also love this dish too. I try not to eat too much soy because it does irritate my stomach. But when I do eat tofu, I look for all organic and non-GMO and I don’t usually get stomaches after. Plus I also don’t eat it too much, so that can also be why it just doesn’t hurt me now. I am sure if I ate soy every single day that would be huge problemo.

Another surprise from this dish? Ezra loved the tofu too! I haven’t really given him any that I can think of and he gobbled this up. He pretty much eats most things besides two of the most generic foods ever: chicken and pasta (so random!). And he love loves the tofu in this dish. Mind you it has a slight kick to it, but he doesn’t ever seem phased by spice.

Sharing my latest vegan meal idea: Healthy Chili Peanut Noodles with Crispy Sesame Tofu today on the blog! An easy and delicious gluten-free dish that is so flavorful and tasty and filled with yummy crispy tofu.Sharing my latest vegan meal idea: Healthy Chili Peanut Noodles with Crispy Sesame Tofu today on the blog! An easy and delicious gluten-free dish that is so flavorful and tasty and filled with yummy crispy tofu.

Ingredients you need to make this easy noodle dish:

  • Soba noodles – these are my favorite noodles to use in this but feel free to use anything you prefer
  • Extra-firm tofu – I bought an organic one at the store. Since this is soy, it is extra important to me to eat organic and non-GMO sources
  • Sesame oil – you can use another oil but this adds so so much flavor!
  • Coconut aminos
  • Red chili paste
  • Tapioca or arrowroot flour
  • Chili powder and garlic powder
  • Creamy peanut butter – if you can’t eat peanuts, use a tahini or almond butter or even cashew butter!
  • Scallions, sliced and white and green parts divided
  • Bell pepper
  • Sesame seeds

How to make these delicious chili peanut noodles with crispy tofu:

  1. Slice the tofu into 1/2 inch squares
  2. Heat a large skillet with sesame oil and add the tofu and cook on medium/medium-high heat for about 7-10 minutes (flipping every few minutes)
  3. While the tofu cooks, whisk together the coconut aminos, red chili paste, flour, chili powder and garlic powder
  4. Pour onto the tofu and turn heat to low and mix all together so the tofu absorbs the sauce
  5. After a few minutes, add the cooked soba noodles, water, creamy peanut butter, white scallions and pepper and mix very well so everything combines
  6. Cook for a few minutes on low heat then remove from heat and sprinkle green part of scallions on top, sesame seeds and red pepper flakes and enjoy!

A few of my other favorite asian-inspired dishes:

Healthier Gluten-free Vegetarian Lo Mein

One-Skillet Whole30 Cauliflower Fried Rice

Easy Whole30 Chinese Chicken and Broccoli

Easy Sesame Peanut Tahini Noodles with Halloumi (gluten-free)

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Healthy Chili Peanut Noodles with Crispy Sesame Tofu

crispy tofu noodles

Sharing my latest vegan meal idea: Healthy Chili Peanut Noodles with Crispy Sesame Tofu today on the blog! An easy and delicious gluten-free dish that is so flavorful and tasty and filled with yummy crispy tofu

  • Author: Rachel
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces soba noodles (cooked)
  • 10-ounces extra-firm tofu (I bought an organic one at the store)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 6 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons red chili paste (can omit if you don’t have!)
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca or arrowroot flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 3 scallions, sliced and white and green parts divided
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • Sesame seeds + red pepper flakes to garnish

Instructions

  1. Slice the tofu into 1/2 inch squares
  2. Heat a large skillet with sesame oil and add the tofu and cook on medium/medium-high heat for about 7-10 minutes (flipping every few minutes)
  3. While the tofu cooks, whisk together the coconut aminos, red chili paste, flour, chili powder and garlic powder
  4. Pour onto the tofu and turn heat to low and mix all together so the tofu absorbs the sauce
  5. After a few minutes, add the cooked soba noodles, water, creamy peanut butter, white scallions and pepper and mix very well so everything combines
  6. Cook for a few minutes on low heat then remove from heat and sprinkle green part of scallions on top, sesame seeds and red pepper flakes and enjoy!

Notes

*Store leftovers in airtight container in fridge for 5 days.

**I either reheat on stove or in microwave (add splash of water or oil to prevent sticking) or I love eating these noodles cold too

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