Quinoa, Asparagus and Miso Glazed Tofu

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We base at least one dinner each week around asparagus when it’s in season. We’re digging the miso, soy, sesame, tomato and chili-marinated tofu. Serve with quinoa or rice!

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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 20mins
Serves or Makes: 2

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For the Tofu


  • 1 (14-ounce) package extra firm tofu, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon white miso
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red chili, sliced

For the Quinoa and Asparagus


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 4 1/2 ounces asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • black sesame seeds, for garnish


  • Step 1

    In a resealable container, add miso paste, soy sauce, sesame oil, tomato paste and sugar. Whisk to combine. Then add in tofu and allow to marinate while preparing the other ingredients.

  • Step 2

    In a small pot on high heat, add water, quinoa and sesame oil. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Then remove for heat and keep covered for an additional 10 minutes. Remove lid, fluff with a fork and reserve.

  • Step 3

    Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add in the asparagus, blanch for 1 minute.

  • Step 4

    Add the asparagus to a large skillet on high heat and sear for 3 minutes. Remove from heat, add lime juice, salt to taste and black sesame seeds. Reserve.

  • Step 5

    In a large skillet on high heat, add tofu pieces and stir fry until all sides are golden brown, 6-8 minutes.

  • Step 6

    Add quinoa to the bottom of a bowl and top with tofu and asparagus. Enjoy!

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