Spicy Tofu w/ Brocoli and Cashews

Lady Shanny’s Comments:  Another winner from Tarable!  The recipe calls for red pepper flakes which I didn’t use.  Also, it doesn’t say to, but I chopped up the cashews so that they would be better incorporated into the recipe.  Also, the packages of tofu that you buy are usually 15 oz so just watch that.  And I used extra firm tofu instead of the firm that it calls for.  Overall this recipe is downright fantastic!  You don’t get a huge quantity of it but the tofu makes it so that you aren’t feeling deprived…fills you up and keeps you that way.  You could probably add more brocoli if you wanted a larger portion but then it won’t be as saucy.

2tsp olive oil

1 head brocoli, cut into bite-sized pieces

5 medium green onions, white and green parts seperated

1/2 cup chicken broth (low sodium)

1 tbsp soy sauce (low sodium)

2 tsp cornstarch

1 tsp sugar

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, crushed

10.5 oz firm tofu, cut into 1″ cubes

2.5 oz cashews, roasted

In large skillet, heat oil and add brocoli and white part of onions.  Stir fry one minute.  Add all but 1 tbsp chicken broth.  Bring to a boil and let simmer covered for 2 minutes.

In a small bowl, mix remaining chicken broth, soy sauce, pepper flakes, sugar and cornstarch.  Pour over veggies and stir until well coated.  Simmer uncovered until liquid thickens, about 1 minute.

Add tofu, cashews and green onions.  Simmer until tofu is heated through.

4 servings, 5 WW Points/serving



  1. Bev said,

    January 29, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Be really careful with red pepper flakes. 1/4 tsp might blow your head off, I’ve used a pinch in recipes and found it spicy.
    This sounds good, Tarable has good recipes

  2. Anonymouse said,

    January 30, 2008 at 12:37 am

    Looks yummy to me, but my DH would never eat it. Do you eat it 4 nights in a row? Or can you freeze it?

  3. Lady Shanny said,

    January 30, 2008 at 6:44 am

    Hi Anonymouse, I did freeze two portions of it. Tofu gets a little crumblier when you freeze it because once you thaw it, more of the moisture comes out. When I’ve had one of the reheated ones I’ll post an update here.

  4. Anonymouse said,

    February 3, 2008 at 1:26 am

    Thanks! I’ll try to remember to check back.

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