Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Peanutbuttery Tofu and Veggie Stir Fry

I am a peanut butter addict. It's a problem. It's not just peanut butter, it's almond butter, sunflower butter, etc. 95% of the time I eat natural nut butters hence the NO sodium, MUCH less sugar, and NO nasty ingredients. I guess my addiction could be much, much worse. ;)

I had some tofu on hand and was craving a tofu stir fry. Seriously, this is one of my most favorite dishes I make. TONS of fresh veggies paired with little bites of tofu covered in a light peanut sauce served over brown rice. Perfection. Even the hubs likes this...score.

Peanutbuttery Tofu and Veggie Stir Fry:


1 yellow onion, chopped
1 package sliced mushrooms
1 red pepper, chopped
a large bunch of fresh broccoli, chopped
Firm Tofu
1 T. olive oil


-Heat 1 T. olive oil over medium heat. Once pan is warmed up add onions. Let the onions cook for about 10 minutes or until they are getting on the softer side. After about 10 mins., add mushrooms. Let both cook together for a few mins. Once mushrooms are getting softer add in red pepper and broccoli. Stir fry all of this together for about 10 minutes.

-Make peanut sauce:

1/4 heaping cup peanut butter
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
3 tbsp water

Dump all four ingredients, plus water, into a bowl and whisk to combines!

-After sauce is made, pour over veggies. Stir together.
-Add tofu to veggies and peanut sauce.
-Cover pan and simmer for about 5 minutes. Sauce will slightly thicken and you are ready to eat!

*Serve over brown rice. Enjoy!

(I apologize for the poor picture quality, lately we have been so hungry and just ready to eat instead of fussing with picture taking!)

Oh and after our dinner of this PB goodness, we had leftover peanut butter pie...told you I was a PB addict....

***Do you love nut butters? If so, what is your favorite kind?


  1. I could never just pick one. I'm addicted too! But my current favorite is my homemade cinnamon almond butter.

  2. This was a delicious meal! -your hubby

  3. You are the P=nutiest chef ever...now feel free to bring that recipe on down with y'all ANY time!

  4. @ Erin: I need that recipe!!!! Sounds amazing!!!

  5. Its funny - I was in the grocery store the other day, buying a big jar of JIF peanut butter, and thinking "I bet Laura uses natural peanut butter... I wonder what brand she uses? ... Would that be better for me than JIF?.... I sure eat a lot of peanut butter" So.... what brand do you recommend? :)