Tofu is the perfect ingredient for those looking for an alternative to meat or for those on a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Not everyone is a big fan of tofu due to its bland taste and lack of texture. However, tofu is a versatile food that can absorb any flavor and take on any texture you want.
This recipe for tofu with mixed vegetables in garlic sauce is full of flavor and texture and will surely change the minds of those who are not fans of tofu.
Steps to Take
To start, you will need to prepare the tofu. We recommend using extra-firm tofu as it holds its shape well and has a firmer texture. Cut the tofu into small cubes and place them in a bowl. Add some cornstarch to the bowl and mix well until the tofu is well coated. The cornstarch will help give the tofu a crispy texture when cooked.
Next, heat some oil (preferably sesame oil) in a wok or a large pan over medium heat. Add the tofu cubes to the pan and cook until they are golden brown on all sides. Once the tofu cubes are cooked, remove them from the pan and set them aside.
In the same pan, add some chopped onions, bell peppers, carrots, and broccoli. Cook the vegetables for a few minutes until they are slightly tender but still have a slight crunch. In a small bowl, mix some soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, and garlic powder.
Add this mixture to the pan with the vegetables and stir well. Add the cooked tofu cubes back into the pan and stir everything together until the tofu and vegetables are well coated with the sauce.
Let the mixture cook for a few more minutes until the sauce has thickened and everything is well heated through. Serve hot over a bed of rice or noodles.
One of the reasons why this recipe works so well is because of the garlic sauce. Garlic is known for its strong and pungent flavor, and when mixed with other sauces, it can give a dish a unique taste. The combination of the garlic sauce and the mixed vegetables gives the tofu a savory taste that even meat-lovers will appreciate.
Another great thing about this recipe is that it is incredibly versatile. You can add or substitute any vegetables you have on hand. Mushrooms, snap peas, or even bok choy would complement this dish well. You can also adjust the amount of sauce depending on your preference.
If you’re looking for a healthy and flavorful way to incorporate tofu into your diet, this recipe for tofu with mixed vegetables in garlic sauce is definitely worth trying.
The crispy tofu and mixed vegetables give the dish a variety of textures, while the garlic sauce adds a savory flavor that will tantalize your taste buds.
Whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or just looking for a meatless meal option, this recipe is sure to please.