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Thai Tofu Peanut Noodles
red peppers / coleslaw mix

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min
We've reworked our Tofu Peanut Noodles recipe, improving the dressing recipe and also simplifying the dish. We hope this new version becomes a weeknight favorite - it'll be great for leftovers too!


Thai Tofu Peanut Noodles:
  • Tofu, extra-firm - 1 lb , cubed (vacuum-packed preferable)
  • Pasta, spaghetti or linguini - 6 oz
  • Bell peppers, red - 1 , sliced thinly
  • Cilantro, fresh - 3 Tbsp , chopped
  • Cornstarch - 2 Tbsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Coleslaw mix - 10 oz
Peanut Sauce:
  • Ginger, fresh - 2 tsp , grated
  • Peanut butter - 4 Tbsp
  • Water - 5 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 2 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1 Tbsp
  • Lime juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Sriracha - 1 Tbsp
  • Brown sugar - 4 tsp


  1. Tofu - If tofu is packaged in water, press out liquid first. Then slice into 1/2” (1.25 cm) cubes. (Can be done up 1 day ahead)
  2. Cook noodles - Bring a saucepan of water to boil. Salt generously and add pasta. Cook until al dente, tender but not soggy. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  3. Ginger / Peppers / Cilantro - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  4. Make peanut sauce - Combine peanut butter and water in a microwave-safe bowl or liquid measuring cup. Microwave for ~30 seconds. Stir in ginger, rice vinegar, soy sauce, lime juice, Sriracha, and brown sugar. Taste; if it’s too salty, add more water. If it’s too tart, add in more sugar. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

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  1. Toss tofu in cornstarch.
  2. Heat a wok or saute pan over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then tofu to heated oil with a sprinkle of salt and black pepper. Saute until golden and crispy-ish on the outside, ~5 minutes.
  3. Fold in peppers and coleslaw mix and saute for another 3 to 8 minutes, depending on how crunchy or soft you like your veggies.
  4. Add noodles, sauce, and cilantro and toss everything through. Taste and season with more salt, pepper, lime juice, and / or hot sauce. Enjoy warm!



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