Close up look of Five Spice Tofu with Ketchup and Peanut Butter Sauce on white plates with a bowl of cilantro
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5-Minute Five-Spice Tofu with Peanut Butter Sauce

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.
Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: 10 ingredients or less, 5-minute recipe, no-cook, refreshing, vegan
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 214kcal
Author: Anna Rider
Cost: $3

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 package five-spice tofu
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro washed and roughly chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic peeled and pressed
  • 1 tablespoon Ketchup or tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce

Instructions

  • Gather the¬†ingredients.
    Ingredients for Five Spice Tofu with Ketchup and Peanut Butter Sauce recipe
  • 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.
    Blanching tofu step for Five Spice Tofu with Ketchup and Peanut Butter Sauce recipe
  • 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.
    White bowl with peanut butter, ketchup, and sriracha sauce for Five Spice Tofu with Ketchup and Peanut Butter Sauce recipe
  • Mix the sauce with a fork until evenly combined. It should be chunky, and it might be hard to stir.
    White bowl mixed peanut butter, ketchup, and sriracha sauce for Five Spice Tofu with Ketchup and Peanut Butter Sauce recipe
  • Add a tablespoon of hot water to the sauce to thin it. Mix until you get an orange sauce the consistency of thin mayonnaise.
    Mixed peanut butter, ketchup, and sriracha sauce with water in white bowl for Five Spice Tofu with Ketchup and Peanut Butter Sauce recipe
  • 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.
    Sliced tofu with peanut butter sauce on a white plate for Five Spice Tofu with Ketchup and Peanut Butter Sauce recipe
  • Plate the tofu and add chopped cilantro on top.
    Tofu with sauce topped with chopped cilantro for Five Spice Tofu with Ketchup and Peanut Butter Sauce
  • Enjoy your five-spice tofu with peanut butter sauce!
    Close up look of Five Spice Tofu with Ketchup and Peanut Butter Sauce on white plates with a fork

Nutrition

Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 320mg | Potassium: 432mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 173IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3mg