Sesame Tofu with Broccoli and Cashews(update: use walnuts or pine nuts)

I haven’t had tofu in a while and thought I would whip up a little Asian-inspired sesame tofu with broccoli and cashews walnuts or Pine nuts

Update: Since I wrote this post, the researchers at Monash discovered cashews are high in FODMAPs so sub in walnuts if on low FODMAP diet!

Have you tried tofu?  Or are you afraid?  Ha! 🙂

Tofu pretty much takes on the flavor of what you season it with, so if you like your seasoning choices,  what’s not to love?  Tofu is a great source of protein and is low in FODMAPs.

So this is what I did for lunch today and really it took just a few minutes to throw together.

Gather some soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, sesame seeds, cashews walnuts or pine nuts and a small handful of broccoli.

Add some soy sauce and sesame oil to the tofu.  Love the simple taste of these 2 key ingredients.  Let sit for about 1-2 hours or 10 minutes if you are hungry.  The longer your marinate, the more flavor you infuse.

Drain the tofu.

Eat a few cashews. {or substitute low fodmap nuts such as walnuts or pine nuts}

Sprinkle the marinated tofu with some sesame seeds.

Heat up a skillet with a couple tablespoons of peanut oil.  Carefully toss in tofu.

Cook it up with some broccoli, minced garlic (or garlic infused oil for my fodmap peeps), and fresh or dried ginger.

So easy and tasty.

Sesame Tofu with Broccoli and Cashews  Walnuts or Pine nuts

1, 8 oz package extra firm tofu cut in bite size chunks

2 TB reduced sodium Tamari soy sauce

2 tsp. toasted sesame oil

2-3 TB sesame seeds

1-2 TB peanut oil

1/2-3/4 cup chopped broccoli

1 tsp garlic minced, or 2 tsp garlic infused oil {use garlic infused oil for low FODMAP}

1/4 tsp. dried ginger or 1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger

1/4 cup cashews, chopped {low fodmap diet followers try pine nuts or walnuts instead}

  • Mix tofu chunks with soy sauce and sesame oil.  Let marinate from 10 minutes to 2 hours in refrigerator.
  • Drain tofu from marinade and put on plate.  Sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds.
  • In medium skillet, add peanut oil and heat over medium heat.
  • Add tofu, broccoli, garlic-infused oil or minced garlic and ginger.  Cook for about 2 minutes then stir gently.
  • Cook for about 4-5 minutes until light brown and broccoli fork tender.
  • Add cashew walnuts or pine nuts for last minute of cooking.