Mapo Tofu

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Mapo Tofu with quinoaThis is an easy meal to whip up for lunch or dinner. We commonly eat quinoa tossed with some garbanzo beans and this mapo tofu. This recipe is full of proteins and affordable.


Prep Time: 5-10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25-30 minutes

Yield: 3-4



  1. Mince garlic and ginger. Drain and cut tofu into 1 inch cubes.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil. Add a little bit of garlic and ginger and stir fry for 1 minute. *Green onions if you want. I had them left over from a previous meal.
  3. ginger, garlic and green onion
  4. Add remaining garlic and ginger. Add water, mirin, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey and black bean sauce.
  5. Mapo Tofu
    garlic and ginger in pan

  6. Add tofu to the skills and allow to simmer for a couple of minutes. Add diced tomatoes. Then, add cornstarch and cook for about a minute, or until thicken.
  7. Mapo Tofu in pan
  8. Separately cook quinoa (your desired amount, or left over quinoa). Toss mapo tofu with quinoa and garbanzo beans or eat tofu as a side.

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