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Szechuan Tofu Stir Fry…..Vegan MoFo Recipe #3


Szechuane Tofu Stir Fry

Szechuan Tofu Stir Fry

I love Asian food. Especially if it has some kick to it.

Living in Australia, we had the luxury of lots of fantastic Asian restaurants. Australia is so close to Japan and Thailand the food culture came to us in a very authentic way. I find  most of the Asian food I have had here in North America is bland in comparison. It is probably,  I just have not found the best places yet. (If anyone has any recommendations for Toronto, Canada, please let me know)

Today’s treat is a Szechuan Tofu Stir Fry. Again, all those wonderful fresh organic vegetables in my fridge called out to me, and said, Stir Fry.

Cooper (the wonderdog), loves when I make stir fry. He gets his four carrot slices (even though there are no carrots in this recipe, he still expects his supply) and four snow peas.



Szechuane Tofu Stir Fry

Szechuan Tofu Stir Fry

Szechuan Tofu

Serves 4

  • Olive oil
  • 1 lb firm tofu drained
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 red pepper Julienne (cut in thin strips)
  • 1 green or yellow zucchini Julienne
  • ½ purple onion Julienne
  • 1 cup snow peas, trimmed and left whole
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tspn ginger minced or grated
  • 1 tspn hot chili pepper flakes
  • 2 cups cooked rice to serve with


  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tspns corn starch
  • 3 tspns soy or tamari sauce
  • 3 tspns rice vinegar
  • 1 tspn agave (optional)
  • 1 cup vegetable broth

Make the sauce:

Combine salt pepper and cornstarch. Add liquid ingredients and mix until dissolved. Make sure there are no lumps.

Drain Tofu. Cut into slices then into strips

Cut Tofu into

Cut Tofu into Strips

Brown tofu in hot oil over medium heat in batches. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from pan and set aside.

Brown Tofu

Brown Tofu

Using same pan, stir fry veggies and garlic and ginger until just soft and the colours are vibrant.

Stir Fry Veggies

Stir Fry Veggies

Add sauce and hot chili flakes and bring to a simmer until sauce thickens. Add tofu and allow to heat through.

Serve over rice,

Szechuane Tofu Stir Fry

Szechuan Tofu Stir Fry

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 480 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 329 Calories from Fat 77
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.6g 13%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 496mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 40.6g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5.7g 23%
Sugars 8.9g
Protein 20.9g
Vitamin A   29% Vitamin C 114%
Calcium 35% Iron 22%
Nutrition Grade A-
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional Analysis

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3 thoughts on “Szechuan Tofu Stir Fry…..Vegan MoFo Recipe #3

  1. Since I’ve discovered szechuan pepper I use it almost in every dish. I like your tofu, after MoFo I’m going to prepare it!


    • Hello Luca, Thanks for stopping by. I have not heard of Szechuane pepper. Where do you get it?
      I like your first MoFo recipe and will be trying them sometime soon, Adzuki paste sounds very tempting. I will be following you and look forward to seeing your recipes. Take care, Tracy


      • Hallo Tracy, I thought the pepper you had added to the sauce was Szechuan.
        It is an Asian flavourful pepper and I usually buy it in Asian stores. If you find it I suggest you to toast the grounds in a pan and then mill them in order to release all the flavours.


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