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Vegetarian Recipe: Peanut Noodles with Tofu

Introduce kids to tofu with these yummy peanut noodles. The vegetables and peanut butter make this meatless dish filling and protein-rich.
 

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Serves 4 | Total time: 40 min

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp rice vinegar, divided
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 14-oz package extra-firm tofu, drained and cut in 1" blocks
  • 8 oz mixed-grain linguine, such as Barilla Plus
  • 8 oz sugar snap peas
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut in thin strips
  • ¼ cup natural-style peanut butter (no added sugar)
  • 3 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • ⅔ cup lower-sodium vegetable broth

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

2. Combine soy sauce, 4 teaspoons of vinegar, sesame oil, sesame seeds, and honey, stirring until the honey is dissolved. Gently toss with tofu. Place tofu in a single layer in the baking dish; bake 25 minutes, tossing halfway through.

3. Cook the linguine according to package directions. In the last 2 minutes of cooking, add the sugar snap peas and red peppers.

4. While the pasta cooks, make the sauce: Combine peanut butter, remaining vinegar, hoisin sauce, and vegetable broth in a small saucepan over high heat. Whisk and bring to a boil; immediately reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring, until the color deepens and the sauce is thick, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and toss with noodles and tofu.

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