Baked Tofu and Green Beans with Spicy Rhubarb Sauce
Oven-baked tangy tofu and green beans topped with a spicy, zesty rhubarb sauce. Serve over basmati rice or soba noodles as you desire. This recipe uses coconut aminos and leaves out salt to reduce the amount of sodium, but it doesn't scrimp on flavor.
- Serves: 2 persons
- 2medium (4-1/8" long)s green onions, sliced (white parts only)
- 2tablespoons Chinese black vinegar
- 1tablespoon honey
- 1tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1clove garlic, crushed
- 1teaspoon ground coriander
- ¼teaspoon ground ginger
- ½teaspoon red pepper flakes, divided
- 1(8 ounce) container firm tofu
- 1⅓ cups fresh green beans, trimmed
- 8ounces rhubarb, diced
- 1large jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
- 1tablespoon coconut sugar
- 1tablespoon coconut aminos
- 1teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- ¼cup raw cashews
- 2wedge (blank)s lime wedges
Step 1Whisk green onions, 1 tablespoon black vinegar, honey, sesame oil, garlic, coriander, ground ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes together in a bowl.
Step 2Slice the tofu into bite-sized pieces. Place in a shallow baking pan. Add the green beans. Pour the sauce over everything. Allow to sit to marinate.
Step 3Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Step 4Combine rhubarb and jalapeno in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add coconut sugar, coconut aminos, remaining 1 tablespoon black vinegar, fresh ginger, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes. Mix together. Allow to sit for 10 minutes. Turn the heat to medium. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer until the rhubarb and the jalapeno are soft, about 15 minutes.
Step 5Cover the tofu and green beans with aluminum foil. Bake in the preheated oven until the green beans are tender to a fork, about 30 minutes.
Step 6Uncover and remove the green beans. Set them aside to keep warm. Put the tofu back into the oven, uncovered, until the sauce is bubbly and has reduced, another 10 minutes.
Step 7Meanwhile, roast the cashews by putting them onto a small oven-proof dish and roast while the tofu is baking. Roast until browned, about 10 minutes. When cool to touch, chop the cashews. Serve the tofu and beans topped with the rhubarb sauce, chopped cashews, and a lime wedge.