Tahini Stir Fry with Tofu

Tahini Stir Fry PinThis Tahini Stir Fry with Tofu recipe is one of our favorites stir fries. We used to eat this one almost every week because it’s fast, easy and flavorful. However, since I found out I still have high cholesterol, we’ve cut this one out for awhile.

We still eat stir fries similar to this one every week, but the tofu and tahini add 5 grams of saturated fat per serving, which is way more than I need to consume while trying to lower my cholesterol. It’s also not great for weight loss so if you’re trying to lose weight or lower your cholesterol, you’re better off eating our low-fat Easy Vegan Asian Stir Fry.

Greger might disagree with this advice, but I side with Esselstyn and Ornish on this one. They’re the experts in heart disease, which runs rampant in my family, along with cancer, stroke, diabetes and obesity. With the deck stacked against me, Amelia and I have decided to err on the side of caution when it comes to foods high in saturated fat, like tahini.

With that said, the tofu in this recipe adds a nice meaty texture and contributes most of the 18 grams of protein. And it absorbs the flavors of the sauce and other ingredients so it’s very tasty. This recipe is also loaded with fiber, vitamin C, calcium and iron.

This is a nice one-pot meal (not counting the rice) so it’s also fast and easy to clean up.

If you make this recipe, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And please share with your friends to help spread the word about healthy plant-based eating.


Tahini Stir Fry with Tofu
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This Tahini Stir Fry with Tofu recipe is one of our favorites and frequents. We eat this one almost every week because it's fast, easy and flavorful.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 20 minutes
Tahini Stir Fry with Tofu
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
This Tahini Stir Fry with Tofu recipe is one of our favorites and frequents. We eat this one almost every week because it's fast, easy and flavorful.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 20 minutes
Ingredients
Tahini Sauce Ingredients
Stir Fry Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
Tahini Sauce
  1. Assemble the Tahini Sauce ingredients.
    Tahini Stir Fry Prep 2
  2. Add all the Tahini Sauce ingredients to a small bowl and stir to blend into a paste.
    Tahini Stir Fry Prep 4
Tofu Stir Fry
  1. Cook the brown rice according to the package instructions. 1 cup dry yields about 3 cups cooked.
  2. Assemble your ingredients and chop your veggies.
    Tahini Stir Fry Prep 1
  3. Heat the veggie broth in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion, cover and steam fry until tender, 2-3 minutes.
    Tahini Stir Fry Prep 3
  4. Add tofu, remaining veggies, basil, garlic powder, salt and the tahini paste to the skillet.
    Tahini Stir Fry Prep 5
  5. Stir to combine and steam fry, stirring frequently, until veggies are crisp tender, approximately 10 minutes. You may need to add an extra tablespoon or 2 of broth to thin the paste into a thick sauce. Continue to add broth to achieve desired consistency of the sauce.
    Tahini Stir Fry Prep 6
  6. Stir in lemon juice.
    Tahini Stir Fry Prep 7
  7. Serve with brown rice.
    Tahini Stir Fry 3
Recipe Notes

Serving size is 3/4 cup brown rice and 3/4 cup Tahini Stir Fry.

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