LighterLife low calorie recipes: Vietnamese smoked tofu stir-fry

January 23, 2014 - Recipes, Weight Management

RecipeLL40_tofu_stirfry_webIf you’re trying to cut down on meat, this is a wonderful low calorie recipe that will waken your tastebuds. Tofu is a great meat substitute and is low in calories and fat – in fact, it has zero saturated fat.

Makes 4 portions
207 kcal per serving
Protein 11g
Carbs 18g
Fat 9.8g



  1. Juice one of the limes and mix with the fish sauce, soy sauce and sugar in a small mixing bowl. Top up with 50ml (3 tablespoons) cold water and whisk briefly to help dissolve the sugar, then set aside.
  2. Add the stock to a large wok over a moderate heat. When hot, add the tofu and stir-fry for a couple of minutes, tossing occasionally, until the tofu is browned all over.
  3. Add the shallots, garlic, carrot, red pepper and ginger, and continue to stir-fry for a few minutes, tossing the vegetables now and then.
  4. Add the noodles, beansprouts and the limejuice sauce, and mix well to ensure the noodles and veg are coated evenly in the sauce and to prevent the food from sticking to the wok.
  5. Slice the remaining lime into four wedges. When the noodles are piping hot, serve garnished with the dry-roasted peanuts, spring onions and coriander, with the lime wedges on the side.