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Thai Peanut Noodles with Golden Tofu {Gluten free and vegan}

A delightful tangle of tender brown rice noodles, crisped tofu bites, crunchy red bell pepper, and green onions, all bathed in spicy red curry peanut butter sauce–step right up to Thai peanut noodles with golden tofu!

Thai Peanut Noodles with Golden Tofu on Chinese blue platter | Letty's Kitchen

With oodles of texture and bright color, this is a recipe to make when you don’t know what to make. The bursting-with-flavor sauce–ginger, garlic, soy sauce, lime juice, spicy Thai red chili paste, and salty peanut butter–is the best part. Sooooo good…

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Golden tofu and green onions in skillet for Thai Peanut Noodles with Golden Tofu

The whole nourishing deal goes like this:

  • In a hot skillet, get that tofu golden crisp on the outside, soft inside.
  • Add the green onions, and sauté so they take on a nice char.
  • Stir in thinly sliced red bell pepper.
  • Whisk together and heat the savory peanut butter sauce.
  • Soak the rice noodles in hot water, so they soften but keep a bouncy resistance when you bite into them.
  • Chop the cilantro and peanuts for that final pungent crunchiness and color.
  • Toss and serve.
  • Easy.
draining tofu slabs for Thai Peanut Noodles with Golden Tofu

Did you know that green onions and scallions are actually the same thing? Call them by either name, they’re simply young onions, harvested before the white part swells into an onion.

Scallions sound sexier, but like they do in the grocery store, I’m calling them green onions. Blister green onions in a hot skillet for the essential aromatic flavor and color contrast they bring to these Thai peanut noodles with golden tofu.

Thai Peanut Noodles with Golden Tofu overheat on blue Chinese design plate

Thai Peanut Noodles with Golden Tofu kitchen notes:

  • Many soy sauces are made with wheat. To keep this recipe gluten-free, choose gluten-free soy sauce. (Affiliate link.)
  • If you can, buy organic soy products. By definition, organic food can never be GMO, and at least 85% of soybeans grown in the U.S. are genetically modified. Organic tofu, edamame, miso, soy sauce, and other soy products are not much more costly than conventional, so this is not a big splurge.
  • For the broth, I diluted ½ teaspoonof this vegetable broth powder (affiliate link) in ⅓ cup water.

Interesting cookbooks with creative enticing recipes, from baking and desserts to vegetarian and vegan, have a way of making their way into my kitchen. This recipe is adapted from the Beijing Peanut Noodles in Lia Huber’s Nourished: a Memoir of Food, Faith & Love. (Affiliate link.) Disclosure: I received a review copy of Nourished from Blogging for Books. All opinions are my own.)

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1 comment

  • Thanks For Sharing this amazing recipe. My family loved it. I will be sharing this recipe with my friends. Hope the will like it. Reply · 20 September, 2021

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