Great Tastes of Manitoba

Crispy Tofu Noodle Bowl

35 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 25 minutes | Servings: 4

Crispy Tofu

  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce (15 mL)
  • 2 tsp canola oil (10 mL)
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch (30 mL)
  • 1- 350 g (2/3 lb) block of extra firm tofu, drained, pressed and cut into 1 1/4 inch (3 cm) cubes (1)


  • 1/4 cup canola oil (60 mL)
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce (30 mL)
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar (30 mL)
  • 2 tsp sesame oil (10 mL)
  • 1 Tbsp liquid honey (15 mL)

Pasta & Vegetables

  • 1- 300 g (2/3 lb) package whole grain long noodles (whole-wheat or buckwheat)(1)
  • 1 red Peak of the Market bell pepper, thinly sliced (1)
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas, sliced (500 mL)
  • 2 Peak of the Market green onions, thinly sliced (2)


  1. Crispy Tofu: Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Transfer tofu into a large zipper bag. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, canola oil and corn starch. If needed, add a little more soy sauce, 1/2 tsp (2 mL) at a time, to make a thick slurry. Pour into freezer bag and gently jostle bag gently to evenly coat tofu. Transfer tofu onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through until golden brown. Cool slightly.
  2. Dressing: Meanwhile, in a small bowl add all ingredients for dressing and whisk to combine.
  3. Pasta and Vegetables: Prepare noodles according to package directions. Rinse noodles with cold water and strain thoroughly. Toss cooled noodles with half the dressing. Arrange noodles on the bottom of a large serving platter or individual bowls. Top with bell pepper, peas and crispy tofu. Sprinkle with green onion, sesame seeds, and drizzle platter with remaining dressing.


Try meal prepping for the week ahead with this meal. Package the crispy tofu noodle bowl into 4 separate food storage containers to enjoy for a quick grab-and-go lunch.


Recipe courtesy of CropLife From Farm to Table recipe book

Pairs well with One Great City Brewing Co. Money Trail Pale Ale

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