su-Black Pepper Tofu and Green Beans
Photo: Annabelle Breakey
Yields Serves 4 Total Time 30 mins
AuthorKate Washington,
The black pepper adds quite a bit of heat to this dish--cut it back if you prefer something milder. Serve over rice or with a side salad.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Bring a medium pot of water to a boil, add green beans, and cook until bright green, about 3 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. In a small bowl, mix lime juice, soy sauce, and pepper, then set aside.

Step 2
2

Cut tofu into 1/2-in.-thick rectangles. Heat oil in a nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add tofu, sprinkle with sugar, and cook, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Stir in shallots and cook until browned, about 3 minutes. Add green beans and cook until warmed, about 3 minutes. Pour in soy mixture and stir to coat.

Step 3
3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 1 pound green beans, trimmed and halved
 2 tablespoons lime juice
 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
 1 teaspoon pepper
 14 ounces firm tofu, drained and patted dry
 2 tablespoons canola oil
 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
 1/2 cup sliced shallots

Directions

Step 1
1

Bring a medium pot of water to a boil, add green beans, and cook until bright green, about 3 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. In a small bowl, mix lime juice, soy sauce, and pepper, then set aside.

Step 2
2

Cut tofu into 1/2-in.-thick rectangles. Heat oil in a nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add tofu, sprinkle with sugar, and cook, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Stir in shallots and cook until browned, about 3 minutes. Add green beans and cook until warmed, about 3 minutes. Pour in soy mixture and stir to coat.

Step 3
3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Black Pepper Tofu and Green Beans