Tofu Stir-Fry with Broccoli and Peanuts

Fondation OLO | Recette | Sauté tofu arachide et brocoli
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Who said peanut butter is only good with toast?


  • 175 ml (¾ cup) peanut butter
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) soy sauce
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) apple cider vinegar
  • 310 ml (1¼ cup) warm water
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) fresh ginger, peeled and minced (optional)
  • Salt, pepper and Tabasco-style hot sauce, to taste
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) canola oil (divided:20 ml [4 tsp] + 10 ml [2 tsp])
  • 1 firm tofu block (454 g), diced into 2.5 cm (1-inch) cubes
  • 1 large or 2 small yellow onions, peeled and chopped into large chunks
  • 750 ml (3 cups) broccoli pieces Or large chunks of green bell pepper or bok choy


1. In a large bowl, add the peanut butter, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, warm water, ginger, salt, pepper and hot sauce and mix with a fork. Set aside.

Tip: Since this recipe only takes a few minutes to prepare, prepare your side dishes ahead of time.

2. In a large frying pan, heat 20 ml (4 tbsp) of oil over medium-high heat, add the tofu cubes and cook until browned on all sides. Set aside on a plate.

Variation: Instead of tofu, you can use any protein of your choice: chicken or pork strips, thin slices of beef, or shrimp.

3. In the same pan, add 10 ml (2 tsp) of oil and cook the onions for about 1 minute.

4. Add the broccoli and cook for 2 minutes.

5. Add the peanut sauce and tofu cubes. Mix and adjust salt, pepper and hot sauce to taste.

Variation: This recipe can be customized by using various garnishes like fresh coriander, lime juice, or crushed peanuts.

Nutritional balance

This recipe provides foods from the following food groups:

  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Meat and alternatives

Serve with:

  • A grain product (rice or Asian-style noodles, for example)
  • A glass of milk or fortified soy beverage
  • A fruit