Spicy Sesame Tofu Stir-fry

This Spicy Sesame Tofu Stir Fry is a healthier homemade version of a popular Chinese restaurant take-out. Lightly pan-fried crispy tofu bites tossed with crunchy snow peas, tender mushrooms, and nutty sesame seeds - all coated in a sweet soy glaze with a punch of heat!


– ¼ C of soy sauce – 1 Tbsp of sherry or red wine vinegar – 1 tsp of rice vinegar – 2 tsp of cornstarch – 1 Tbsp of sugar – ½ tsp of red pepper flakes This is to make it medium-hot. Adjust accordingly. – 2 Tbsp of vegetable oil divided – 1 block of tofu pressed and cubed – 1 shallot sliced – 2 cloves garlic sliced – ½ lb of snow peas – ½ C of sliced mushrooms – 1 Tbsp of sesame seeds – Cooked rice for serving (optional)

Add the soy sauce, both kinds of vinegar, cornstarch, sugar, and red pepper flakes to a bowl and whisk together.

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil on medium-high heat and cook the tofu until golden brown. Remove and set aside.

Reduce the heat to medium, add another tablespoon of oil, and saute the shallots and garlic for about a minute. Add the snow peas, mushrooms, and sesame seeds and stir frequently until the peas turn nice and green. – 

Add the tofu and sauce mixture and cook until the sauce begins to thicken, about a minute. Serve by itself or on a bed of rice.