Three-Pea, Cashew & Tofu Stir-Fry

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Pressing tofu before making this tofu stir-fry recipe gives it a chewy, satisfying texture. Three green peas—sugar snaps, snow peas and shelling peas—balance it out with brightly flavored crunch. Hoisin—a dark brown, thick, spicy-sweet sauce made from soybeans and a complex mix of spices—gives the stir-fry rich depth of flavor with just one ingredient. Look for it, as well as chile-garlic sauce, in the Asian section of the market.

Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

  • 1 14-ounce package water-packed extra-firm, or firm tofu, drained

  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 1/2 teaspoon chile-garlic sauce

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • 2 1/2 cups sugar snap peas, (8 ounces), trimmed

  • 2 1/4 cups snow peas, (8 ounces), trimmed

  • 1 cup peas, fresh or frozen (thawed)

  • 1/2 cup lightly salted cashew halves and pieces

Directions
  1. 4 servings, about 1 3/4 cups each

  2. Fold a clean kitchen towel and place it on a cutting board or large plate. Set tofu on the towel. Put another folded clean towel over the tofu and place a flat, heavy weight (such as a heavy skillet) on top; drain for 30 minutes.

  3. Whisk hoisin sauce, soy sauce and chile-garlic sauce in a small bowl.

  4. Cut the pressed tofu into 1/2-inch cubes. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Add the tofu and cook, turning occasionally, until browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  5. Return the skillet to the heat and add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Stir in onion, garlic and ginger; cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add snap peas, snow peas and peas; cook, stirring often, until bright green, 2 to 3 minutes. Return the tofu to the pan along with the hoisin mixture and cashews; cook, stirring, until heated through, about 1 minute.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Per serving
Calories
356
Carbohydrates
31g
Fat
20g
Saturated Fat
3g
Monounsaturated Fat
10g
Protein
17g
Cholesterol
0mg
Dietary Fiber
7g
Potassium
489mg
Sodium
568mg
Added Sugars
3g
Exchanges
1/2 starch
2 vegetable
1 1/2 medium fat meat
3 fat
Carbohydrate Servings
1 1/2
Vitamin C (75% daily value)
Calcium &amp
Iron (30% dv)
Magnesium (28% dv)
Vitamin A (26% dv)
Folate (21% dv)
Zinc (16% dv)

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