Quick & Easy,  Sides,  Vegetarian

Green Beans & Tofu

Green Beans & Tofu is a high protein, filling, and satisfying side dish that will taste great with many meals!

The idea for this recipe came from Forks Over Knives – Flavor! cookbook. The original recipe was meant to be made with chilies and be a bit spicier. I decided to skip the chili, mostly because I like to make recipes from the ingredients that I already have in my kitchen and chili is not an often guest here.

TASTES GREAT WITH:

Butternut Carbonara
Air Fried Salmon & Potatoes
Red Lentil Spaghetti
Fettuccine Alfredo with Tempeh Bacon

If you don’t have coconut aminos you can use a regular soy sauce or tamari, both will be a good substitute.

I ate it with baked sweet potato, as a filling, I used tomato sauce and plant-based meat and sprinkled it with cheese. All together made a wholesome and satisfying meal.

If you are not a fan of green beans you might find beans in this version actually tasting delicious. Beans on itself can taste.. boring. The sauce and the tofu give a bit more of flavor making it more interesting to your taste buds.

It will taste great as a side dish with all kinds of pasta, BBQ meals, pizza, and many more!

Green Beans & Tofu

Yields3 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins

 4 oz package tofu (1/2 package)
 3 cups green beans
  cup coconut aminos
 1 tsp minced garlic
 1 tsp ginger
 2 tsp arrowroot

1

Fry the ginger and minced garlic until fragrant. Add green beans and 3/4 cup of water. Saute under a cover for 8-10 minutes.

2

In a small bowl prepare the sauce: mix the coconut aminos with arrowroot. Add the sauce to the beans, mix together and sauté of a low heat for 1-2 minutes.

3

Drain and cut the tofu into small cubes. Fry on a pan until golden brown. Add the ready tofu to the beans and mix all together.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 3


Amount Per Serving
Calories 107
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.7g5%
Saturated Fat 0.6g3%
Sodium 145.8mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 16.5g6%
Dietary Fiber 5.1g21%
Sugars 7.5g
Protein 7.1g15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 4 oz package tofu (1/2 package)
 3 cups green beans
  cup coconut aminos
 1 tsp minced garlic
 1 tsp ginger
 2 tsp arrowroot

Directions

1

Fry the ginger and minced garlic until fragrant. Add green beans and 3/4 cup of water. Saute under a cover for 8-10 minutes.

2

In a small bowl prepare the sauce: mix the coconut aminos with arrowroot. Add the sauce to the beans, mix together and sauté of a low heat for 1-2 minutes.

3

Drain and cut the tofu into small cubes. Fry on a pan until golden brown. Add the ready tofu to the beans and mix all together.

Green Bean & Tofu

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