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Garlic Ginger Turmeric Tofu

This garlic ginger turmeric tofu is a whole stir-fry experience! You’ve got broccoli, carrots, cubed tofu, a Teriyaki-reminiscent sauce, and ALL the wellness community’s favorite flavorings.  

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Ginger Garlic Turmeric Tofu Recipe

Serves 1 health nut (or health seed)

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil*
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 2 cups broccoli carrot mix, shredded**
  • 7 oz. firm tofu (200g), pressed and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons low-sugar, low-fat garlic ginger sauce***
  • Hefty amount of turmeric, ground ginger, black pepper, and red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tablespoon PB2 or peanut butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce and any variety of vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice or coconut milk
  • For garnish: 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds and chopped peanuts
  1. Press your tofu while you gather the other ingredients and assemble your simple cooking station.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat (dial 5) and add that smidge of oil.
  3. Scrape garlic cloves into the pan and shiver with glee at the sizzle. Add vegetables, stir ’em for a sec, and cover.
  4. Add tofu and garlic ginger sauce. Then, coat all ingredients in the spices until the tofu turns into yellow dice.  Cover again and cook for 1-2 minutes. In the meantime, whisk together your PB2/peanut butter, soy sauce, and vinegar. We’re making a low-fat umami peanut sauce.
  5. Stir in the latter and cook for another minute or so.
  6. Pour in orange juice/coconut milk and stir vigorously. Turn off the heat, and deposit your garlic ginger turmeric tofu stir fry onto a plate. Whew, what a mouthful. Literally.
  7. Top with sesame seeds, chopped peanuts, and red pepper flakes, if you so choose. But c’mon, it’s not the same without it! Eat with chopsticks.

*I try to stay oil-free, but the tiny teaspoon in this recipe really boosts authenticity and addictiveness. If you MUST avoid it, which I completely understand, go ahead and use OJ or coconut milk.

**I used a pre-shredded broccoli slaw from a trademark grocery store chain (ahem, WF.) It’s great, just don’t mix in the dressing packet beforehand. It’s usually just sugar and refined oils. No bueno pour moi.

***The one I purchased only has 15 calories per tablespoon, but that can be hard to find. Try making your own or offer up some nutritional sacrifices.

Nutrition Facts with toppings: 460 calories | 32g protein | 22g carbs (11g fiber) | 15g fat (1g saturated)

Nutrition Facts w/o toppings: 380 calories | 29g protein | 21g carbs | 11g fat (0.85g saturated)

Plus all of your vitamin K and C requirements! Sesame oil helps with nutrient digestion as well.

Best Dishes,

The Hippie Happy Foodist™

1 Comment

  1. […] Here’s my only oil-containing recipe! Just a touch of that deep sesame flavor: Garlic Ginger Turmeric Stir Fry.  And yeah, there’s tofu. […]

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