Photographer: Burris, Ken
Publish Date: 2008-11-01
Yield: 4 servings, about 1 1/4 cups each
Total Time: 45 minutes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
This quick and healthy dinner pairs creamy tofu and crispy snap peas with a tahini-maple sauce. Serve with udon noodles.
- 1 14-ounce block extra-firm water-packed tofu, rinsed, patted dry and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 medium red onion, sliced
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon tahini, (see Tip)
- 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
- 3 cups sugar snap peas, trimmed
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Toss tofu, onion, canola oil, sesame oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Spread on a large baking sheet and roast until the tofu is lightly golden on top and the onions are browning in spots, 15 to 20 minutes.
- Whisk tahini, soy sauce, maple syrup and vinegar in a small dish until combined. Remove the tofu from the oven, add snap peas and drizzle with the maple sauce; stir to combine. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Return to the oven and continue roasting until the peas are crisp-tender, 8 to 12 minutes more.
Recipe Tips & Notes:
- Tip: Tahini is a smooth, thick paste made from ground sesame seeds. Look for it in the Middle Eastern section or near other nut butters in large supermarkets.
Per serving: 197 calories; 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat, 4g mono unsaturated fat); 0 mg cholesterol; 13 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein; 3 g fiber; 305 mg sodium; 219 mg potassium
Nutrtion Bonus: Calcium (25% daily value), Vitamin C (20% dv), Iron (15% dv).
Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 medium fat meat, 1 fat
Carbohydrate Servings: 1
- Degree of Difficulty
- Special Health Consideration(s)
- Low Calorie
- Low Carb
- Low Sat Fat
- Low Cholesterol
- Low Sodium
- High Calcium
- Heart Healthy
- Healthy Weight
- Seasons & Occassions
- Main Ingredient(s)
- Dairy & Soy
- Dish Type(s)
- Main Dish
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