Spicy Fried Tofu with Basil

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  • 6Servings


  • 1 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 small fresh red or green chile peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 lb. extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 Tbs. tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch lengths
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil


Heat wok or large deep skillet over high heat. Add oil and when hot, add garlic and chilies and stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes. Add tofu and stir-fry until tofu is heated through, about 2 minutes.

Add soy sauce and sugar and mix well. Add beans and cook just until bright green, 1 to 2 minutes more. Add basil and mix thoroughly. Transfer to warm platter and serve hot.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 148
  • Carbohydrate Content: 7 g
  • Fat Content: 9 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 13 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 148 mg