Spicy Thai Minced Tofu with Roasted Peanuts (Vegan, Gluten Free)

I have made this dish with minced chicken and turkey before but not with tofu. It was Monday and I like to go meatless on Mondays and so, I decided to try this recipe out with tofu. This dish turned so well with firm tofu that I would like to share the recipe with all of you 😊

This dish is also vegan, so for those of you who enjoy a plant based diet, this dish will fit right in with your diet and lifestyle. I love the spiciness from the fresh chilli, sourness from the fresh lime juice, saltiness from the soy sauce and sweetness from the maple syrup. I also added some roasted peanuts to go with this dish which added a nice crunch to this meal and is a source good fat to keep you fuller for longer. I had my spicy Thai Minced tofu with quinoa, but it will go well with basmati or jasmine rice.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have. As always, please let me know what you think of this recipe. If you like what you see on this blog, you can follow me on my blog, Facebook or Instagram for some food porn. Also, if you do recreate this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @subz_foodie πŸ™‚

Cannot ask for a better dinner 🍽


  • 1 tbsp sesame oil/olive oil;
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced;
  • 3 tbsp fresh garlic, minced;
  • 1 fresh cayenne red chilli, sliced;
  • 450g firm tofu, water squeezed out and then mashed with a fork;
  • 2-3 tbsp soy sauce or to taste;
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup/honey;
  • 300g green beans, thinly sliced;
  • 20g fresh coriander, chopped;
  • 20g fresh mint, leaves picked & chopped; and
  • Juice of half a lime.
All the ingredients for Spicy Thai Minced Tofu dish


  1. Heat a wok on a medium high heat and pour the sesame/olive oil in the wok;
  2. Once the oil is hot, add the minced ginger, garlic and sliced chilli and stir fry until fragrant and golden brown. If the garlic/ginger mixture is getting stick to the wok, add some water;
  3. Then, add the sliced green beans and stir fry until the beans are cooked;
  4. Add the minced tofu, soy sauce & maple syrup and stir fry until tofu is hot;
  5. Once beans are cooked, add the coriander, mint and lime juice and stir fry for 2-3 minutes or until the dish is hot. Turn off the heat;
  6. Serve with quinoa or basmati/brown/red rice. I added some roasted peanuts for good fat and the peanuts give a good crunch for the dish and takes the flavour of this dish to the next level;
  7. Enjoy. Serves 3-4 people 😊
Delicious dinner πŸ₯˜

Happy cooking,


Xx πŸ’‹

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