How to Make Tofu, spinach and sesame stir fry- Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Tofu, spinach and sesame stir fry

This recipe is the perfect dish to make for family and friends and it always proves a welcome treat. Pick up fresh ingredients on your way home and this can be a brilliant quick supper for two. This low-calorie dish is not only easy to make but is very high in proteins, vitamins and minerals. Together, tofu and spinach make the perfect combination for a nutrient-dense dish that takes less than 25 minutes to make!
Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
 3 People  5 Minutes 10 Minutes


  • 1 tbsp(tablespoon) canola oil
  • ½ pound tofu, diced
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp (teaspoon) grated or minced fresh ginger
  • ¼ tsp red chili flakes
  • Soy sauce to taste
  • 2 cups baby spinach, rinsed
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp sesame oil


Step 1

Heat the canola oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick pan.

Step 2

Add the tofu.

Step 3

Stir-fry until the tofu becomes light brown, around three to five minutes.

Step 4

Add the garlic and ginger.

Step 5

Cook, until fragrant, stirring continuously for about one minute.

Step 6

Add soy sauce to taste.

Step 7

Add spinach and stir-fry until the spinach wilts, about one minute.

Step 8

Add the sesame seeds.

Step 9

Add more soy sauce to taste, if required.

Step 10

Remove from flame.

Step 11

Transfer the mixture to a serving bowl, using tongs.

Step 12

Leave the liquid behind in the non-stick pan.

Step 13

Drizzle with the sesame oil.

Step 14

Serve hot with rice or other grains, or noodles or eat just like this. You may also use it as a filling for whole wheat pita bread.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 152.6 g

Calories 87 Calories from Fat 40
Total Fat 4.4 g 7% Saturated Fat 0.8 g 4%
Trans Fat 0.0 g Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 113 mg 5% Potassium 603 mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 6.5 g 2% Dietary Fiber 2.9 g 12%
Sugars 0.8 g Protein 8.2 g
Vitamin A 160% Vitamin C 42%
Calcium 24% Iron 22%

* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.

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