TOFU AND BEAN PASTA VEGETABLE STIR FRY
October 25, 2017
I love substituting wheat pasta with a better alternative, and my ingredient of choice this evening was bean pasta (made from Explore Asian). I am enamored by this product with its high protein (25 grams) and fiber (12 grams) content, yet “boingy” texture and eerily pasta-like look, feel and most importantly, taste! Although it is marketed as a pasta alternative, these bean product concoctions are no where near comparable to good ole pasta nutrients (or lack there of).
As always, I grasp at the opportunity to throw in vegetables to any recipe. And because of the reminisces to the Asian cuisine, I concocted a dish of my own that quickly turned into its own balanced and super nutritious plant-based, vegan meal!
Tofu and Bean Pasta Vegetable Stir Fry
Serves 10. A delicious, plant-based, vegan meal, that is high protein and high fiber, using bean pasta and stir fry vegetables. Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 30 min
2 bags Explore Asian bean spaghetti, cooked al dente
1 small bag frozen stir fry (defrosted) or an array of fresh vegetables, chopped small and sautéed to soften
1 package extra firm tofu, cubed
4 tbsp Braggs Amino Acid
1 can Roasted Garlic Chopped Tomatoes
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp minced garlic
Salt and pepper, to taste
Bean pasta allows you to eat less carbs, while having more protein and fiber in your meal. Add the tofu, and you have even more fiber and protein, completed with vegetables for a great meal choice!
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Marinate tofu with Braggs Amino Acid in bowl and set aside.
Sautee garlic in sesame oil in high sauce pan for about 10 seconds on medium flame.
Add in vegetables and stir-fry together. Add in tofu and continuously toss. Pour in the tomatoes and continue to toss.
Season with salt and pepper, toss to combine.
Allow the potted mixture to sit on the flame for about 5 minutes.
In a trifle bowl, layer the bean pasta with vegetable-tofu mixture, one on top of the other, until the top, leaving the vegetable mixture on the top layer.
Serve warm OR cold!