Ginger Cashew Tofu – 15 Minutes Chinese Stir Fry

Ginger Cashew Tofu: quick and easy Chinese stir-fry tofu and cashews in a spicy soy-ginger sauce is an easy entree recipe. Serve with steamed rice or quinoa for a complete meal. 

Ginger Cashew Tofu in saucy mix

Ginger Cashew Tofu

Monday’s are for stir-fry’s and this Ginger Cashew Tofu is a perfect mix of taste with health.

Comes together in 15 minutes, this recipe is saucy, a bit of sweet-spicy and goes perfectly with noodles, rice, quinoa or any grain of choice.

Ingredients for Ginger Cashew Tofu Stir Fry

  • Fresh Ginger (dry would do too)
  • Cashews
  • Tofu
  • Soy Sauce
  • Spicy Sauce or fresh chilies

Also, I wanted to keep the recipe light hence the sauce is thin or you can say almost invisible.

Cashew Tofu Recipe

Ginger Cashew Tofu Stir Fry

After all the weekend eating marathon or if you are like us, we complete tons of pending work on weekend and by the time it’s Sunday night, I have no energy to even think about food.

So after devouring mini pizza’s (each 😉 on Sunday night, I definitely wanted something healthy and quick for Weeknights Menu.

And this Ginger Cashew Tofu fits right and I’m serving this with a bowl of quinoa.

Ginger Cashew Tofu

The Process to Make Ginger Cashew Tofu Stir Fry

Just like any stir fry’s, this recipe of Cashew Tofu is super easy to make.

Make the sauce mix first and simply stir-fry or saute (if you prefer) everything together in the end.




Ginger Cashew Tofu

It’s so easy to prepare and can even be made and kept for 2-3 days in the fridge.

Just do a quick stir fry and serve with a bowl of ready to eat or home cooked rice/quinoa/couscous or any other grain of choice.

 Quick Cashew Tofu

The color is spectacular and you can make it spicier or even sweeter as per your choice.

I love such recipes as they are so quick yet flavorful. So do try this recipe today or soon as it makes a great and quick weeknight entree.


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Ginger Cashew Tofu in saucy mix


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Ginger Cashew Tofu - 15 Minutes Chinese Stir Fry

Ginger Cashew Tofu - 15 Minutes Chinese Stir Fry

Ginger Cashew Tofu: 15 Minutes, quick and easy stir-fry tofu and cashews in a spicy soy ginger sauce is an easy entree recipe. (Glutenfree)

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 Packet Firm Tofu - 14 oz packet - chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 Cup Onion - thinly chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Green Onions - thinly chopped
  • 1/2 Tsp Fresh Ginger - shredded
  • 1/4 Cup Cashews - roasted
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 2 Tbsp Sesame Oil - to saute tofu
  • 2 Tbsp Sesame Oil - to make the sauce
  • Sauce Ingredients:
  • 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce - use any variety
  • 1 Tsp Fresh Ginger - shredded (you may use dry ginger powder)
  • 1 Tsp Chili Sauce - any variety would do or use chili flakes
  • 1 Tsp Vinegar
  • 2 Tsp Ketchup - any variety
  • Pinch of Sugar
  • Salt as per taste - see notes


How to Make Ginger Cashew Tofu:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix all the sauce ingredients and keep aside.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp sesame oil in a large wok or non-stick pan.
  3. Add the chopped tofu and evenly cook on both side (we want a light brown coating - takes 5 minutes).
  4. Transfer the lightly cooked tofu to another plate.
  5. In the same wok/non-stick pan, add 2 tbsp sesame oil.
  6. Once the oil is hot, add the chopped onions and saute for a minute.
  7. Add ginger paste and saute evenly.
  8. Now add the sauce ingredients, water, mix evenly and cover cook for 5 minutes - on low heat.
  9. Remove the cover and add the tofu, cashews, green onion and saute everything together on high heat. (2 minutes).
  10. Turn off the heat and transfer the tofu to a serving dish.
  11. Sprinkle some chopped green onion and ginger.
  12. Serve fresh

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 209mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 4gSugar: 8gProtein: 25g

7 Replies to "Ginger Cashew Tofu - 15 Minutes Chinese Stir Fry"

  • Derek ! Dad With A Pan August 11, 2016 (3:31 am)

    This sounds delicious! Gotta try this one out for sure!!

  • Tracy | Baking Mischief August 10, 2016 (11:59 pm)

    Yeeeees! Quick stir fry meals are my favorite, and that is some good looking tofu. Definitely perfect food for a movie/TV binge!

    • Molly Kumar August 11, 2016 (7:17 am)

      Thanks Tracy. It would be great for a movie night and already thinking about the movies I would make it with 😉

  • Diana August 10, 2016 (9:14 pm)

    Most of the tofu recipes that I make at home are plain and boring, but your version sounds very delicious! Will have to spice my tofu up using your recipe next time I make some!

    • Molly Kumar August 23, 2016 (4:45 am)

      Thanks so much Diana, Hope you try it soon.

  • Lisa @ August 10, 2016 (8:06 pm)

    This looks absolutely divine! The colors are so vibrant! I would love this with basmati rice or quinoa — and maybe an extra handful of cashews — YUM!

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