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Vibrant Vegan Stir Fry

Indulge your taste buds in a burst of colors and flavors with this delectable Vegan Stir Fry recipe. Packed with an assortment of fresh vegetables, tofu, and a savory sauce, this dish is not only delicious but also quick and easy to prepare. Let's embark on a culinary journey to create a vibrant and wholesome stir fry that will satisfy your cravings for a healthy and satisfying meal.

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Stir Fry:

  • 1 block (14 oz) firm tofu, pressed and cubed
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, julienned
  • 1 cup snap peas, ends trimmed
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)

For the Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari (for gluten-free)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
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Instructions:

  1. Prepare Tofu:

    • Press the tofu to remove excess water, then cube it into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Make the Sauce:

    • In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce or tamari, maple syrup, rice vinegar, cornstarch, and vegetable broth. Set aside.
  3. Sauté Tofu:

    • In a large skillet or wok, heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil over medium-high heat.
    • Add tofu cubes and cook until golden brown on all sides. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  4. Stir Fry Vegetables:

    • In the same skillet, add another tablespoon of sesame oil.
    • Add minced garlic and grated ginger, sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
    • Add broccoli, bell peppers, carrot, snap peas, and mushrooms. Stir fry for 5-7 minutes or until the vegetables are crisp-tender.
  5. Combine Tofu and Sauce:

    • Add the cooked tofu back to the skillet.
    • Pour the sauce over the tofu and vegetables, tossing everything together until well coated.
  6. Finish Cooking:

    • Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the sauce to thicken and coat the ingredients evenly.
  7. Serve:

    • Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds if desired.
    • Serve the vegan stir fry over cooked rice or noodles.

This Vegan Stir Fry is a celebration of vibrant, plant-based ingredients that come together to create a symphony of flavors. Enjoy this quick and easy dish as a satisfying weeknight dinner or a colorful addition to your dinner table. Happy cooking!

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