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Recipe: Tofu triangles with peanut sauce

Serves 4

Medically reviewed on Aug 17, 2018

Dietitian Tip

This is a wonderful meatless entree that pairs well with lightly steamed vegetables.


  • 14 ounces firm tofu, drained
  • 1 teaspoon peanut or sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped (divided)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds


Slice the tofu crosswise into 4 one-inch slabs. Then cut each slab into two triangles (total of 8 pieces). Blot with paper towels.

Spray a large skillet with cooking spray. Heat pan on medium-high heat and add oil. When oil is hot, add tofu and fry over medium-high heat until golden. Turn and cook on the second side.

While the tofu is cooking, combine soy sauce, peanut butter, vinegar, brown sugar, pepper flakes, half of the onions and water in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth.

When tofu is lightly browned, add sauce to pan and cook until bubbling. Turn off the heat, scatter toasted sesame seeds and remaining green onions over the top and serve.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving Size2 slices
Carbohydrate9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Fiber1 g
Protein9 g
Sodium482 mg
Monounsaturated Fat1 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Total Fat7 g

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