Friday, December 16, 2011

Spicy Green Beans & Tofu

I found green beans marked down to 65 cents at the supermarket. So of course I got 3 bags and made dinner. This was really quick and easy to put together and tastes lovely but is a bit on the spicy side so feel free to cut back if you're not keen on the heat. 

This was the first time I'd frozen tofu to alter the texture and it was a hit! I love the firmer/chewier texture and think it's more 'meaty' so it will go over better with omnivores & non-tofu lovers.

Spicy Green Beans and Tofu
hot on the first day
cold on the second day (yes I love cold baked potato)
Makes 4-5 large serves
3 x 375g Green Beans (not sure if frozen would work, probably but it might just have less crunch!)
1 x 500g packet of firm tofu
1 cup tomato paste
2 cups water
1 bunch fresh coriander
3 green chillies- less if you don't like it hot!
500g firm tofu (frozen and thawed)
2 bay leaves
thumb ginger
thumb tumeric
1 heaped tsp cumin powder
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp garam masala
  • drain and freeze tofu
  • thaw tofu- you can skip these steps if you prefer the softer texture
  • finely grate ginger and tumeric
  • chop chillies 
  • combine tomato paste, water, ginger, tumeric, cumin, garam masala bay, chilli and simmer on a low heat
  • chop tofu in large chunks and add
  • top and tail green beans, cut in half, add to pot
  • cook until beans are to your liking (I like mine crunchy so about 10 mins)
  • enjoy hot or cold
This has lasted me 5 meals in the fridge just fine, I wouldn't suggest freezing it because the beans will get soggy. 

All the best xxx
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  1. This sounds really yummy :)
    Lottie x

  2. Frozen tofu is definitely different. We like it from time to time.

    What is on the potatoes in the last picture? I like salsa on mine, but would like other low fat ideas. :)

  3. Molly- I'll post the recipe for you it's a creamy 'cheesey' herby tofu sauce. It's a good alternative to sour cream and cheese.


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