This Ginger Tofu & Green Beans is a tasty meat free meal just bursting with flavour!
This is a delicious recipe that takes hardly any time to make, you can whip this up in just 20 minutes meaning it is the ideal dinner to make during the week when you do not want to spend ages cooking. I recently had some requests for more recipes using tofu which is how this new dish was born, whether you are a long time vegan or vegetarian or simply trying to incorporate more meat free meals into your week, you need to make this dish. I promise you won’t regret it!
I am a huge fan of crispy tofu chunks in a sticky sauce and I originally set out to create a lemon and ginger flavoured dish. I was halfway through eating my first attempt when I realised I hadn’t even put any lemon in, however, it was too delicious not to write up. From there I made a little tweak by adding the soy sauce and my second attempt was absolutely perfect. I am a huge fan of ginger and garlic, however, as they are both strong flavours you can reduce the amount used for a more subtle flavour if you would prefer to. Alternatively, you can increase them to suit your personal preferences.
For me, the green beans work perfectly in this when coated in the sticky sauce but if you want to add any additional vegetables like broccoli or carrots to increase your plant intake then feel free to. I opted for green beans as you can simply throw them in the saucepan and pop the lid on, killing two birds with one stone and decreasing the amount of washing up that this recipe generates. I like the green beans to have a little bit of crunch, however, if you would prefer them to be softer simply cook them in the sauce for longer.
I like to use cornflour leftover from the tofu to thicken this sauce to reduce food waste. You might want to check on the sauce when the green beans are cooking in it to make sure it isn’t too thick or burning. If it is a little thick just add a splash of water to create your preferred consistency.
If you don’t really like tofu but like the sound of this recipe, why not try the same method using chicken pieces, (a meat free substitute or otherwise), instead? Simply coat them in cornflour, fry and pour in the sauce and green beans once they are ready.
I use sesame oil when cooking this dish as I like the extra depth of flavour it adds, however, you could use any oil you wanted. Serve this paired with rice and topped with sesame seeds for a quick and delicious filling dinner for two.
If you like my Ginger Tofu and are looking for more recipes using tofu as the star of the show you may also like my Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Tofu, my Salt & Pepper Tofu, my Sweet & Sour Tofu Skewers and my Sticky Sesame Tofu which you can find here. Alternatively, if you are looking for more recipes using ginger why not try my Miso & Ginger Glazed Aubergine recipe which you can find here.
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