By: Veronica Garces
plate of tofu green bean stir fry and brown rice

If you like Chinese takeout, then you will like this healthy alternative.  Tasty tofu that is full of flavor!

Coach Veronica

Tofu Green Bean Stir Fry

Serves: 4

Total time: 30-40 minutes


  • 4 cups green beans trimmed
  • 14 oz organic firm or extra tofu in water drained, pressed (for at least 15 mins), and cut into cubes
  • 1 TB extra virgin olive oil

For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth or water
  • 3 TB tamari or soy sauce if not gluten-free
  • 1 TB maple syrup
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 TB cornstarch or tapioca flour
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes optional


  • Steam green beans for 8-10 minutes, depending on how crisp you like them.
  • Meanwhile, add oil in a nonstick pan over medium heat and cook tofu on one side for 5 minutes.
  • While the tofu is cooking, mix sauce ingredients in a bowl until smooth.
  • Flip tofu and cook for another 3-5 minutes until crispy.
  • Add sauce to the tofu and stir continuously until it is thickened.
  • Turn off heat, add cooked green beans, and stir until incorporated. 
  • Serve with some brown rice and enjoy!


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