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Low FODMAP Sesame Turmeric Tofu

Feature, Low FODMAP & Gut Health Recipes | October 28, 2019

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I genuinely thought no one would be interested in this recipe. I casually shared the making of it on Instagram and SO many of you reached out to me to get the recipe!

I thought it might be too basic (who am I kidding – who doesn’t LOVE easy recipes), but it turns out to pique a lot of people’s interest!

I’ve taken a special interest in turmeric lately for it’s anti-inflammatory properties. While I’m not particularly convinced on taking it as a supplement, I am trying to get creative on ways in which I can incorporate this spice in my diet to get some anti-inflammatory action going – not just for my gut, but also in hopes of reducing my risk of arthritis as I age! (I’ve had 2 knee surgeries, so suffice to say my risk is pretty high!)

Pan with crispy baked orange coloured tofu cubes next to a bowl containing thick rice noodles, crispy orange tofu cubes, shredded vegetables, broccoli and topped with sesame seeds.

Low FODMAP Sesame Turmeric Tofu

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Low FODMAP Sesame Turmeric Tofu

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 3
Author: Andrea Hardy

Ingredients

  • 1 block extra firm tofu
  • 1 Tbsp turmeric
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil separated
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil separated
  • 1 Tbsp ginger minced
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp soy sauce separated
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 7 oz half pkg Rice noodles (I used pad thai noodles)
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar

Instructions

  • Pat tofu dry and cube.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • In a bowl combine turmeric, sesame oil, 1 Tbsp olive oil, ginger, soy sauce, and sesame seeds. Ideally, marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Soak rice noodles as per instructions.
  • After marinating, place onto cookie sheet and put in oven. Roast until slightly crispy, approximately 20 minutes.
  • While roasting, place remaining olive oil and sesame oil in a pan. Add vegetables and saute until they become vibrant.
  • Add noodles and saute for an additional 5 minutes or until noodles are soft.
  • Add remaining soy sauce + rice wine vinegar
  • Toss with tofu and enjoy!

 

Recipe Tips and Tricks

  • Want more protein? Add 1 cup edamame
  • Want more flavour? Add a pinch of chili flakes, or a Tbsp of tahini to the sauce for the noodles!

Pan with crispy baked orange coloured tofu cubes next to a bowl containing thick rice noodles, crispy orange tofu cubes, shredded vegetables, broccoli and topped with sesame seeds.

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