Because I adore Chinese fast food, I am always on the lookout for healthier versions of my favorite food. Well, one day, I came across a stir fry recipe that used tofu. I was a bit skeptical, as tofu has never been a favorite of mine. Bu, to my surprise, the tofu stir fry wasn’t half bad. And it inspired me to create a new stir fry recipe of my own, using some fresh eggplant I had just bought. I was thrilled with how delicious it was! Even my 15 month old daughter gobbled it up! This Eggplant and Tofu Stir Fry Recipe will definitely be made again…it’s now one of my favorite Weight Watchers Recipes.
Eggplant and Tofu Stir Fry
A tasty and healthier alternative to fast Chinese food, this amazing stir fry recipe is flavorful, easy and very satisfying. Serve over brown rice or enjoy as is, and you’ll feel like you are indulging at your favorite Chinese food restaurant.
- 1 medium sized eggplant, cut into cubes
- 1lb firm tofu, drained, patted dry, and cut into small cubes
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 4 green onions, chopped, white and green parts separated
- 2 Serrano peppers, finely chopped
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
- 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 3 tbsp rice or apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
- Spray a large, nonstick skillet with non-fat cooking spray and set over medium high heat.
- Add in tofu and cook, turning occasionally, until browned, about 8-10 minutes.
- Transfer tofu to a plate and set aside.
- Add eggplant, onion whites, Serrano pepper, salt and sesame oil to the pan. Saute, tossing frequently, until eggplant is tender, about 8 minutes.
- Add in garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.
- In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, and maple syrup. Add into pan and then toss in tofu and scallion greens. Toss gently until sauce thickens, about 2-4 minutes.
- Sprinkle with fresh basil before serving.
Preparation time: 15 minute(s)
Cooking time: 30 minute(s)
Diet type: Vegan
Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat
Number of servings (yield): 4
Culinary tradition: Chinese
Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 3/4 cup
Each serving = 4 Points
PER SERVING: 173 calories; 6g fat; 22g carbohydrates; 6g protein; 4g fiber