Looking for a recipe that is packed full of flavor and easy to make? We’ve got you covered. This Vegetarian Noodle dish is tangy, spicy and satisfying. Perfect for lunch or dinner you can whip this recipe up in a flash.
So, let’s get started,
What You’ll Need:
- 4 oz. lo mein noodles or cooked bucatini noodles
- 1 red pepper
- ½ medium sized sweet onion
- 1 small – medium sized carrot
- 1/2 of a jalapeno
- ½ pack of super firm tofu
- 1/8 cup cornstarch
- 1 lime
- Toasted sesame seeds
Asian Inspired Dressing:
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon crush garlic
- ½ tablespoon of diced chives
- red pepper flakes – to taste
- salt and pepper – to taste
- Cook your pasta or lo mein noodles according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
- Julienne or thinly slice your red pepper, onion, and carrots. Set aside.
- Drain off all liquid from your tofu. Wrap the tofu in paper towel to get out an excess moisture. By removing as much moisture as possible, you will be able to get a crispier, better tasting tofu.
- Coat a medium sized sauté pan with some olive oil over medium / high heat.
- Once all of the moisture is removed from the tofu, cut it into evenly sized cubes, toss it with cornstarch and place in the sauté pan.
- Pan fry every side of the tofu cubes until they are lightly brown.
- While the tofu is frying, you can prepare your Asian dressing.
- Simply whisk the sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic together in a mixing bowl and set it aside.
- Once evenly fried, remove the tofu cubes from the heat and let them cool.
- Next, you’re going to want to add the onions, red pepper, carrots, and noodles to a non-stick skillet. Allow the veggies to sweat but not brown.
- Pour the Asian dressing over everything. Blend well.
- Stir in some chives and salt and pepper.
- Cook over medium / high heat for a quick 5 minutes.
Begin assembling your noodle bowls.
Top the noodles and veggies with the crispy tofu, jalapeno slices, sesame seeds, and fresh lime.
Serve and enjoy.
Author: Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh
Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh is a recipe developer, fitness junkie and owner of the Healthyish brand. She loves taking everyday eats and making them Healthyish. Sarah defines being Healthyish as a lifestyle centered around living light, fit and fun with a healthy dose of “ISH” from time to time. Sarah’s work can be seen in Healthy-ish by Bon Appetit and Bon Appetit Magazine (digital). Sarah lives in Vail, Colorado with her husband, Dan and rescue dog, Graci!