Sweet & Spicy Sesame Tofu Udon

I’m working evenings this weekend so that means I need to make supper I can bring both nights and something that fills me up but isn’t too heavy. When I think of a filling but light meal I always think noodle bowls, and this one is perfect.

I found it at my darling vegan and tweaked it just a tad to suit my taste.

Ingredients

  • 1 package of tofu, pressed well and cut into 1/4″ triangles (or any shape that suits your fancy)
  • 2 Tbsp spiced oil (I use PC brand and I love it, but if you don’t have spicy oil use olive oil and then add some garlic chilli sauce or Sriracha when it’s time to eat)
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 3/4 cp of edamame, shelled
  • 8oz udon noodles
  • 2 good handfuls of spinach

Sauce

  • 1tsp olive oil
  • 3Tbsp Tamari or soy sauce
  • 2Tbsp agave syrup
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1″ fresh ginger, minced
  • 2tsp sesame seeds

Directions

Heat spicy oil on medium heat for a few minutes and then cook your tofu so it’s gold and crisp on both sides and then set aside on a paper towel to absorb any extra oil

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Next, sauté your sliced red pepper in the pan on medium (add a bit of extra oil if needed) until it just starts to soften – about 5 minutes. Then add edamame and cook for another few minutes.

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While this is cooking, open up your udon noodles and add them to the pan. I put mine directly form the package to the pan since boiling them softens them, which is better for making soup. This way they stay firm and keep their form.

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While this sizzles and cooks (giving it a stir once in a while) whip your sauce ingredients together and once the noodles have been cooking for 5 or 6 minutes, stir in the sauce. Then remove your pan from the heat, add your spinach and cover until the sonic wilts. (I usually open it up to give it a stir after a while, burying some of the spinach under the noodles to get it nice and wilty).

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And that’s it, ready to enjoy when the spinach is wilted to your liking. Alternatively, if you like your spinach cooked a little more, keep it on the heat for the couple minutes when you add it and stir it around.

Enjoy.

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