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Miso Mapo Tofu Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This miso mapo tofu recipe is a salty flavorful adaptation of mapo tofu, a delicious Chinese vegetable and tofu recipe loaded with vegetables and spices. This dish has tons of fresh garlic, ginger, onions, pepper, and perfectly cooked tofu in a thick and briny sauce. Serve over rice and enjoy!
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I first had mapo tofu in Merrickville, Ontario visiting my mother in law – and I had to recreate this recipe in my own kitchen, so this miso mapo tofu was born!  I loved mapo tofu from the beginning: it’s a hearty dish of high protein tofu and vegetables in a thick and rich brown sauce.  It’s a traditional Szechuan dish, and man is it delicious. The below recipe is a recreation of the mapo tofu I had, and was absolutely amazing over jasmine rice.

This Miso Mapo Tofu Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Flavorful
  • Loaded with Vegetables
  • Versatile
  • Vegan, Gluten Free, and SO Good!

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Frozen Bell Pepper Recipes For the Win!

I used a few frozen veggies for this recipe instead of  fresh produce – like bell peppers, ginger, and mushrooms (yes, you can freeze mushrooms!). Frozen produce is a great option for finding fresh and flavorful vegetables in the off season. By using freezer ingredients, I can stock up when they are on sale, and use them in all kinds of great dishes. It saves me a trip to the store, and I can add amazing veggies right into the recipe. Frozen vegetables are often picked at peak ripeness, so they are a much better option than canned.  Check out all myrecipes that use Freezer Ingredients on The Herbeevore – great for those nights when you want dinner ready fast! And check out myTop 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples for long-lasting staples that I always keep on hand.

 What’s In this Mapo Tofu with Miso Paste?

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Is This Authentic Mapo Tofu?

This recipe is absolutely not in any capacity authentic Szechuan – this is a dish I tried recreating after I had a delicious mapo tofu at a Chinese Restaurant in Ottawa, Canada… so I admit I am quite removed from the origins of this dish.  If you are looking for a real authentic mapo tofu recipe with the proper fermented bean paste, I shall refer you here.  Mine has many similarities, but again, I am an American trying to recreate this in my own kitchen – want to be very clear this is an adaptation of the classic Szechuan dish.
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Miso Mapo Tofu (Vegan, GF)

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This miso mapo tofu recipe is a salty flavorful adaptation of mapo tofu, a delicious Chinese vegetable and tofu recipe loaded with vegetables and spices. This dish has tons of fresh garlic, ginger, onions, pepper, and perfectly cooked tofu in a thick and briny sauce. Serve over rice and enjoy!
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Asian, Chinese
Servings 4 servings
Calories 178 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 inch knob ginger grated
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup bell peppers sliced
  • 2 cups mushrooms sliced
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 12 ounce package tofu crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce if not GF
  • 1 tablespoon miso paste
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha optional for heat

Instructions
 

  • In a pot, heat the peanut oil over medium heat. Add the onion, ginger, and garlic and saute for 4 to 5 minutes until the veggies begin to soften.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and cook on low heat for 20 minutes until the peppers are cooked through
  • Serve over rice and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 11gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 665mgPotassium: 324mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1424IUVitamin C: 53mgCalcium: 137mgIron: 2mg
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