Salt & Pepper Tofu with Stir-fried Vegetables

Salt & Pepper Tofu with Stir-fried Vegetables

This recipe is great for a quick weeknight meal and only contains a few ingredients.


Salt & Pepper Tofu

  • 1 packet of firm tofu, drained
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • Canola oil for frying
  • Chilli flakes
Stir Fry Vegetables
  • 1 packet of mixed stir fry vegetables, I like to use the superfood mix.
  • A few stems of kale, with the stalks, removed, roughly chopped
  • 1-2 tbs of soy sauce
  • 1 tbs of sesame oil


  1. Place tofu block onto a cutting board. Place a second cutting board over tofu. Place a heavy object on top of the cutting board, preferably a heavy can. Apply the weight on the tofu for about 15-20 minutes, to release water from tofu.
  2. Slice tofu into 1-inch cubes. Pat dry the tofu cubes with a paper towel.
  3. Add about 1 inch of oil to the pan being used for frying. Bring to medium heat.
  4. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch, white pepper and salt. Add to a large ziplock bag. Add in tofu and seal bag. Shake bag several times until tofu is evenly coated in starch.
  5. When oil is hot, add a few pieces of tofu and fry until crispy on all sides before removing.
  6. Repeat with remaining tofu until all tofu is fried. Keep tofu waiting to be fried in the cornstarch bag. Top fried tofu with chill flakes.
  7. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbs of sesame oil in a large pan. Add the stir fry vegetable mix and kale. Cook on high heat until the vegetables turn bright and kale starts to wilt. Stir through soy sauce.
  8. Serve with salt & pepper tofu. Top with chilli flakes and sesame seeds.

The Salt & pepper tofu recipe is by Kirbie Cravings.