This flavorful pan fried tofu, with just 5 ingredients, can be made in about 15 minutes! Perfect for a weeknight meal. The recipe for Peanut Satay Pan Fried Tofu Triangles comes from Nava Atlas’ cookbook, 5-Ingredient Vegan.
With 3 busy kids and a hardworking husband, meal times are often rushed around here. If I can’t get dinner on the table in about 30 minutes, we often resort to cereal, pb&J, or take-out. Thank goodness I have a collection of simple vegan recipes just for those occasions.
This new cookbook by Nava Atlas, 5-Ingredient Vegan, will fit right into that rotation. Keep reading for a full review of the book and the recipes for this tasty peanut stay pan-fried tofu.
5-Ingredient Vegan, by Nava Atlas, features 175 delicious easy vegan recipes with 5 ingredients or less. Most of them can be on your table in less than 20 minutes! It’s a busy mom’s dream!
Although I believe that homemade is best, it’s just not always feasible. I like to keep my kitchen stocked with freezer and pantry staples like canned beans, frozen vegetables, and store-bought sauces for those evenings when we are in a rush. It allows me to get dinner on the table quickly and easily.
This cookbook takes advantage of those staples, too, and will inspire you with new ways to use them.
Inside 5-Ingredient Vegan
5-Ingredient Vegan contains 9 chapters. Here is a sampling of what you’ll find…
Appetizers & Snacks ~ Scallion Pancakes; Curry-Lime Chickpeas; Olive and Dried Tomato Tapenade; Green Pea and Cashew Dip
Soups ~ Red Lentil Soup with Leafy Greens; Coconut-Sweet Potato Bisque; Nearly-Instant Miso Soup; 5-Minute Gazpacho
Salads ~ Cabbage & Apple Slaw; Avocado, Mango & Arugula Salad; Pinto Bean & Avocado Salad; Cucumber, Tomato & Chickpea Salad
Tofu, Tempeh & Seitan ~ Southwestern Scrambled Tofu Burritos; Orange-Glazed Tofu; Seitan Peppersteak; Tempeh Fries with Fresh Dill Mayonnaise; and the Peanut Satay Pan Fried Tofu Triangles (recipe follows)
Pasta & Noodles ~ Eggplant & Garlic Pasta; Mac & Cheese with Secret Cauliflower Sauce; Mushroom Pasta Paprikash; Hoisin-Ginger Udon Noodles
Grains & Beans ~ Polenta with Black Beans & Spinach; Chickpea Masala; Quinoa with Cauliflower & Cranberries; Almond Basmati Rice Pilaf
Vegetables Front & Center ~ Curried Greens Smashed Potatoes; Sweet & Savory Roasted Butternut Squash; Tahini-Lemon Greens; Spicy Walnut Green Beans
Wraps & Sandwiches ~ “Tofuna” Sandwich Spread; Crazy-Easy Sloppy Joes; Avocado Toast, Portobello & Coleslaw Wraps
Fruits & Sweets ~ Two-Ingredient Date “Caramel” Sauce; Chocolate Granola Clusters; Skillet Blueberry Crumble; Banana-Chocolate Mousse Pie
Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or simply veg-curious, you’ll find so many recipes to love in this book. If you’re short on time, yet tired of eating out, this book will be your lifesaver.
In addition to the recipes, you’ll find suggestions on what to serve with each recipe to make it a complete meal and tips on what dishes in the book go well together.
The recipes are also easy to customize with what ingredients you already have on hand.
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Peanut Satay Pan Fried Tofu Triangles
Reprinted with permission from 5-Ingredient Vegan © 2019 by Nava Atlas, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
- 1 14- to 16-ounce tub extra-firm tofu
- 1 tablespoon safflower or other high-heat oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
- ½ cup bottled peanut satay sauce plus more for serving
- ½ teaspoon sriracha or other hot sauce
- Shredded crisp lettuce or napa cabbage as needed for serving
- Cut the tofu into six slabs crosswise. Blot well between clean tea-towels or several layers of paper towel (or use a tofu press ahead of time). Cut each slab in half to make two squares. Finally, cut each square on the diagonal to make triangles.
- Heat the oil and soy sauce in a wide skillet. Arrange the tofu triangles in a single layer and sauté on both sides over medium-high heat until golden. Cook in batches if need be.
- Drizzle the satay sauce and sriracha into the skillet and stir gently with the tofu triangles, turning them over a few times until nicely glazed.
- To serve, line a platter with shredded lettuce. Arrange the tofu triangles over it, then sprinkle with dried hot red pepper flakes.
- Serve at once, passing around the bottle of peanut satay sauce and extra sriracha for those who would like more.
Nutrition values are calculated using online calculators and are estimates only. Please verify using your own data.
ann sorocki says
this looks wonderful; I will use it with cubed tofu & no hot sauce. Thanks so much; I’ve used Nava Atlas’ books for many years! Fondly, Ann
Jenn Sebestyen says
I’m so glad to hear you love Nava Atlas, too. Enjoy!