Pan Seared Tofu With Spicy Peanut Sauce

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 15 mins

Lay on a bed of organic spinach mixed with cucumber and the left over sauce. I just though of this, and its so good! Trust me, USE SPINACH! It goes with this.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 198.44 g package firm tofu
  • thai spicy peanut sauce (from bottle or from other zarr recipes, I prefer Melissa's organic "flavor your tofu" sauce availabl)
  • fresh salad spinach
  • 1 cucumber


  1. Chop tofu into small cubes and wrap into two paper towels and place something heavy on top (to get most of the water out) for 10-15 minuets.
  2. Place in bowl and pour enough sauce to cover all of tofu.
  3. Cover and place in fridge for 1-4 hours(I like lots of flavor and spice so I went four hours).
  4. Heat small sauce pan to about medium.
  5. Pour in marinaded tofu and let sizzle tossing every few minutes.(cook for about 10 minuets)(may want to add more sauce in the process).
  6. Prepare cucumber and spinach on plate, place cooked tofu in the center.
Most Helpful

my wife and i are on a constant search for low fat, low carb vegetarian meals -- this hit the spot -- my wife who normally does not like spicy loved it and me who loves spicy didn't need to add anything to it -- thanks for sharing

Inspiritual August 01, 2011

This was my first time making tofu. . .so proud of myself! This was a tasty and filling dinner. My tofu didn't pick up the flavors from the sauce as much as I would have liked though. I used Salt Free Peanut Satay Sauce for the sauce for marinating; I doubled the recipe and then added extra water to the leftovers and poured it over the top of the plate for a boost of flavor. Served it with a side of broccoli for a nice healthy dinner this evening. Thanks!

JanuaryBride June 24, 2009

Wow, this was really good! My husband and I just yummed it up. I used Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce for the peanut sauce, and it was delicious. You're right about the spinach--it really goes well with the tofu. The firm tofu I bought was still too soft even after pressing, so I may try extra-firm next time and see if it is less prone to disintigrating. Thanks for posting, Veganized[ty]!

Halcyon Eve July 04, 2007