The star of this recipe is the creamy and savory peanut butter sauce. You can serve it with the five-spice tofu. Or you could use it as a dip for carrot sticks. Or a salad dressing over blanched broccoli.
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Keyword: 10 ingredients or less, 5-minute recipe, no-cook, refreshing, vegan
Boil water in the kettle. Put the five-spice tofu into a mixing bowl. Pour hot water over the tofu and let it sit while you make the sauce.
Peel and press the garlic clove through a garlic press if you have not already. Mix the pressed garlic, ketchup, peanut butter, and sriracha sauce.
Mix the sauce with a fork until evenly combined. It should be chunky, and it might be hard to stir.
Add a tablespoon of hot water to the sauce to thin it. Mix until you get an orange sauce the consistency of thin mayonnaise.
Drain the five-spice tofu. You can lift the tofu from the mixing bowl with tongs to avoid burning yourself. Discard the water. Cut the tofu into thin strips, about 1/8 inch (4 mm). Dress the five-spice tofu strips with the peanut butter dressing. Mix thoroughly to evenly coat the tofu.
Plate the tofu and add chopped cilantro on top.
Enjoy your five-spice tofu with peanut butter sauce!