Turmeric Tofu with Garlic Green Beans

Turmeric Tofu with Garlic Green Beans

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Turmeric Tofu
14 ounces, drained Extra Firm Tofu
2, crushed Garlic Cloves
2 Tablespoons Grapeseed/Avocado Oil
1 teaspoon Ground Turmeric
2 Tablespoons Coconut Aminos
1 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar
1 teaspoon Honey/Maple Syrup
Garlic Green Beans
12 ounces Green Beans
1 Tablespoon Grapeseed/Avocado Oil
6 large, finely chopped Garlic Cloves
2 teaspoons (or more) Chili Garlic Sauce
3 Tablespoons Coconut Aminos
1 Tablespoon Low Sodium Soy Sauce
2 teaspoons Honey/Maple Syrup
1 Tablespoon Water
1 Tablespoon Toasted Sesame Oil
0.5 cup, uncooked White Rice (I use Jasmine)
for garnish Green Onions (Scallions)
for garnish Sesame Seeds

Turmeric Tofu with Garlic Green Beans

  • 45 Minutes
  • Serves 4
  • Medium


  • Turmeric Tofu

  • Garlic Green Beans

  • Other



Flavorful and Asian inspired turmeric tofu with garlic green beans!

I am always in the mood for Asian food, it is by far my favorite cuisine.

Other than being packed with umami, it can also very easily be made vegan!

There are three elements to this dish.

Perfectly cooked rice that is fluffy and aromatic.

Spicy and garlic-y green beans that are smothered in sauce.

Vibrant turmeric marinated tofu cubes that are soft and crispy.

Together, these three elements make for one harmonious, nutritious and well-rounded meal.

Green beans are so versatile and a healthy green vegetable that we all need to eat more of!

There are a few different varieties of green beans such as snap beans, string beans and French green beans.

Green beans are a heart healthy food and also contains protein and fiber.

As most people who live a plant-based diet, tofu is an essential ingredient to have on hand.

It can be used to make vegan scramble, sauces, and even desserts!

Tofu is made using condensed soy milk that is pressed into solid white blocks in a process quite similar to cheesemaking and it originated in China.

Tofu can be found in various formats including, soft tofu, firm, and extra firm tofu.

For this recipe, I am using extra firm tofu as it holds its shape better.

Tofu is high in protein and contains all of the essential amino acids your body needs. It also provides fats, carbs, and a wide variety of vitamins and minerals.

Be sure to buy USDA organic tofu as you do want to avoid GMO soy products.

I am using low sodium soy sauce in this recipe. If you want to keep this dish 100% gluten free, you can substitute with coconut aminos or liquid aminos.

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Marinade The Tofu

In a bowl whisk together minced garlic, grapeseed oil, ground turmeric, coconut aminos, rice vinegar, and honey.

Next, drain and pat the extra firm tofu dry then cut into cubes.

Add the tofu cubes to the bowl with the marinade and gently toss to coat evenly.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes up to overnight.


Cook The Rice

First, wash and rinse the rice until the water runs clear. About 6-8 rinses.

Add the rice to a small sauce pot with equal amount of water.

Cover then heat on medium-high.

Once the rice starts to simmer, lower the heat to low until all of the water has been absorbed, about 10-15 minutes.

Lastly, remove the pot from the heat and allow to continue to steam for 5 minutes.


Make The Garlic Green Beans

Heat a large non-stick skillet then add 1 Tablespoon grapeseed oil.

Wash but do not dry the green beans.

Add wet green beans to the hot oil then cover the skillet and turn heat to medium high.

The water on the green beans will create steam to cook them through.

Cook covered, stirring occasionally for 15 minutes, or until green beans are wrinkly.

In a small bowl, whisk together the chili garlic sauce, coconut aminos, low sodium soy sauce, honey and sesame oil.

Next, add minced garlic and sauté uncovered on high heat for 2-3 minutes or until the garlic is golden and slightly toasted then add the sauce.

On medium heat allow to simmer until the sauce has thickened a bit, about for 5 minutes.

Move the green beans to a large plate or bowl and cover to keep warm.


Fry The Tofu

Re-heat the same skillet (no need to clean) and add the marinated tofu cubes.

Pan fry on medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side.

Use a splatter guard to cover the skillet.



Serve the rice, green beans and turmeric tofu and garnish with thinly sliced scallions.

Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


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