Sesame Tofu with Noodles

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Makes: 4  servings Prep 15 mins Cook 10 mins


  • 1 pound  extra-firm tofu
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 3 tablespoons  sesame seeds, divided
  • 4 teaspoons  plus 1 tablespoon hot and spicy flavored vegetable oil, divided
  • 3/4 cup  thinly sliced green onions, divided
  • 1/2 cup  chunky peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon  teriyaki sauce
  • 1/2 pound  linguine, cooked according to package directions, reserving 1/3 cup pasta water
  • 1 bunch (2 to 3 oz.) watercress, trimmed


1. Cut tofu crosswise into 3/4-inch thick slices; cut each slice crosswise into thirds. Arrange strips in a single layer on sheet of wax paper. Sprinkle with salt and half the seeds.

2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add half the tofu, seeded side down. Sprinkle with half of the remaining seeds; brown 2 minutes. Turn slices; add 1 teaspoon oil to pan. Brown 2 minutes. Transfer to plate. Repeat with 2 teaspoons oil, tofu and seeds.

3. Heat remaining oil in skillet. Cook 1/4 cup green onions 2 minutes. Whisk in peanut butter, teriyaki sauce, and reserved 1/3 cup pasta water. Toss pasta with watercress and peanut sauce. Divide among 4 plates; top with tofu and remaining green onions. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4
  • cal.(kcal)635,
  • Fat, total(g)35,
  • sat. fat(g)6,
  • carb.(g)54,
  • fiber(g)5,
  • pro.(g)31,
  • sodium(mg)499,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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