Italian-Style Tofu and Bell Pepper Stir-Fry

Italian-Style Tofu and Bell Pepper Stir-Fry
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What Started it all:
Tofu, Bell pepper, garlic, frying pan

This Italian-inspired tofu and bell pepper stir-fry is a delightful and healthy dish that's perfect for a quick dinner. The combination of tofu, bell peppers, and garlic brings a burst of flavors that even non-vegans will love. This recipe is adjusted to serve 4 people.


  • 400g firm tofu, drained and cubed
  • 2 large bell peppers (any color), sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. Drain the tofu and press it to remove excess moisture. Cut it into 1-inch cubes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the cubed tofu with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and pepper. Mix well and let it marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  3. While the tofu is marinating, slice the bell peppers into strips and mince the garlic.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the marinated tofu cubes and cook until they are golden brown on all sides, about 5-7 minutes. Remove the tofu from the pan and set aside.
  5. In the same pan, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute, until fragrant.
  6. Add the sliced bell peppers to the pan and cook for about 5-7 minutes until they are tender but still crisp.
  7. Add the cooked tofu back to the pan and toss everything together until well combined. Cook for an additional 2 minutes to heat everything through.
  8. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper as needed.
  9. Garnish with fresh basil leaves if desired.

This Italian-Style Tofu and Bell Pepper Stir-Fry is a versatile and quick dish that brings a taste of Italy to your kitchen. Serve it over a bed of pasta or with a side of crusty bread to soak up the delicious juices. Buon appetito!

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