Tofu & Spinach with Peanut Sauce

  • Servings : 3
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 5m
  • Ready In : 10m

Cost per Serving: $1.25

This is another really quick, easy meal that is a great source of protein, iron, and calcium.

You’ll need to prepare and use the (Sorta) Spicy Peanut Sauce – which is really simple and easy – and, if you’d like, serve with a side of rice or quinoa.


  • 10 oz Block of Tofu
  • 1/2 Bunch of Spinach
  • 2 Teaspoons Sesame Oil (you could use water but the sesame oil adds a great flavor)
  • 2 Teaspoons of soy sauce
  • Salt, Pepper to Taste
  • Sriracha to Taste


Step 1

Cube and press the tofu (i put them in an absorbent towel and apply pressure).

Step 2

Prepare the (Sorta) Spicy Peanut Sauce

Step 3

Heat the oil and soy sauce, then add the tofu. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, if desired. Sear one side of the tofu, then flip and repeat. (approx 5 minutes a side)

Step 4

Steam the spinach until it turns a nice green. Don't over-steam!

Step 5

Serve with rice (or not) and top with peanut sauce and sriracha to taste.

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Comments (8)

  1. posted by Judy grieve on January 12, 2013

    What makes the peanut part of this sauce? Wanna try it tonight!

    • posted by Jake on January 12, 2013

      You want to use our recipe for the (Sorta) Spicy Peanut Sauce, found in the description.

      We hope you enjoy it! Let us know how it turns out…

  2. posted by Tim on February 19, 2013

    I substituted half a bunch of kale for the spinach and sautéed it right with the tofu and added about a tablespoon of sriracha to the peanut sauce, it turned out fantastic!

  3. posted by erin on March 14, 2013

    Just made this tonight – it was delicious!!

  4. posted by Toni on March 21, 2013

    Made this and added diced red onion, chopped green bell pepper and a shredded carrot to the tofu while it was frying. Delicious.

  5. posted by Dawn on May 26, 2017

    This looks fabulous and pretty easy to make. But really, 5 minutes to prep? In whose dreams? And that’s assuming you’ve already made the peanut sauce and rice (or quinoa) and have it on hand.

    Please be realistic in your time estimates and don’t treat us like a bunch of fools.


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