Sesame Peanut Tofu Noodles

with bell peppers

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Wheat, Peanuts, Soy

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This meal combines two of our favorite Thai classics: the peanut-y richness of chicken satay and the oodles of noodles one gets with a good pad thai. We've subbed in some meaty tofu for the chicken part of the satay; trust us, it works just as well if not better. With pasta, peanuts, a dash of heat, and a bunch of flavor, this mixing of meals is a sure keeper.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Green Onions
  • Info
    5 oz. Spaghetti
  • Info
    12 oz. Extra Firm Tofu
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 3 Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • Info
    3 fl. oz. Peanut Sauce
  • 1 fl. oz. Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 2 tsp. Sriracha
  • 1 tsp. Multicolor Sesame Seeds
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    839
  • Carbohydrates
    89g
  • Fat
    50g
  • Protein
    30g
  • Sodium
    1525mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Cook the Pasta
    1

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 8-10 minutes. Reserve ¼ cup pasta water. Drain pasta in a colander and return to pot. While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.

  • Step 2 - Prepare the Ingredients
    2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Line a plate with paper towels. Cut tofu into ¾" cubes. Place tofu on towel-lined plate and press firmly, but gently with paper towels to remove excess liquid. Stem, seed, and slice red bell pepper into ¼" strips Trim and thinly slice green onions on an angle. Mince garlic.

  • Step 3 - Coat the Tofu
    3

    Coat the Tofu

    Place tofu in a mixing bowl. Toss with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper. Add cornstarch and gently toss to coat thoroughly.

  • Step 4 - Cook the Tofu
    4

    Cook the Tofu

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 3 Tbsp. olive oil and tofu to hot pan. Wipe mixing bowl clean and reserve. Stir occasionally until tofu is golden brown and crispy, 6-9 minutes. Transfer to reserved mixing bowl. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

  • Step 5 - Cook the Vegetables
    5

    Cook the Vegetables

    Return pan used to fry tofu to medium-high heat. Add bell pepper to hot pan and cook until crisp tender, 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and half the green onions (reserve remaining for garnish), and cook until aromatic, 1-2 minutes. Add pasta, pasta water, peanut sauce, and sesame oil and stir until thoroughly combined. To mixing bowl with tofu, add Sriracha (to taste) and toss. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with sesame seeds and remaining green onions. Bon appétit!