Orange-Sesame Tofu with Snow Peas

This healthy tofu main dish features the bright green taste of snow peas.

YIELD: 4 Servings


  • 1 (2-inch) piece fresh gingerroot, peeled
  • 1 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 6 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (14-ounce) block extra firm tofu, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 5 ounces snow peas
  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
  • 2 cups hot cooked jasmine rice


1. Roughly chop ginger and garlic on a cutting board. Sprinkle with salt, and continue chopping until it forms a fine paste. Place in a deep bowl, along with orange juice, soy sauce, sesame oil and pepper. Stir with a fork. Add tofu, and using your hands or a rubber spatula, gently toss to coat well. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours, or overnight.

2. Drain tofu, reserving marinade.

3. Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a wok or deep skillet. Add tofu and sauté over high heat, turning once, until nicely browned on both sides; add more olive oil if needed to keep the tofu from sticking. Transfer tofu to a paper towel-lined dish and drain 1 to 2 minutes. (You may need to do this in two batches depending on size of pan.)

4. Discard any remaining oil and browned bits of tofu from the skillet.

5. Add remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil and snow peas to pan. Pour in reserved marinade. Toss well and cover. Cook 2 minutes to steam snow peas. Add tofu back to the pan. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top, and shake the pan to toss well. Cook 1 minute. Serve with hot jasmine rice.

Per serving: 390 Calories, 18g Fat, 0 mg Cholesterol, 1020mg Sodium, 42g Carbohydrate, 3g Fiber, 17g Protein

This recipe and it’s photo are by Jennifer Perillo and originally appeared as Orange-Sesame Tofu with Snow Peas on

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Jonathan Harper
Jonathan Harperabout a year ago


Janice Thompson
Janice Thompsonabout a year ago

I love to try new things. Problem is remembering to make sure I have everything.

Debbie Crowe
Debbie Croweabout a year ago

I don't like tofu, but this sounds interesting! I love snow peas! Thanks for the recipe!

JL A.1 years ago


Tara W.
Tara W.1 years ago

Mmm... sesame seeds....

Joemar Karvelis
Joemar Karvelis1 years ago


Geoff P.
Geoff P.1 years ago

Just horrid

Carole R.
Carole R.1 years ago


Lynn C.
Lynn c.1 years ago

Thanks, sounds good

JL A.1 years ago