Black bean tofu cups recipe

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These cute little black bean tofu cups pack some serious Asian flavours. They are delicious as part of an oriental meal or served on their own as a light lunch. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15mins to prepare, 1hr marinating time and 25mins cooking time
  • 191 calories / serving
  • Healthy

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp black bean stir-fry sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1.5cm (3/4 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1x 396g pack tofu, drained well and patted dry, cut into 1cm (1/2 inch) cubes
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 x little gem lettuce twin pack, separated into about 20 leaves
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped diagonally
  • 1 medium-sized chilli, seeded and diced

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    795kj
    191kcal
    10%
  • Fat

    13g 18%
  • Saturates

    2g 10%
  • Sugars

    6g 7%
  • Salt

    0.3g 6%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 8.8g Protein 2.8g Fibre 2g

Method

  1. Mix together the black bean sauce, sweet chilli sauce, sesame oil and ginger in a large, shallow dish. Add the tofu and gently turn it until coated in the marinade. Leave to marinate for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Heat the oil in a large roasting tray, then carefully arrange the tofu in the tray and roast for 25 minutes, turning once, until golden and slightly crisp.
  3. Meanwhile, toast the sesame seeds in a pan for a few minutes, shaking frequently until golden brown.
  4. Arrange the separated lettuce leaves on a large serving platter and divide the tofu between them, placing them inside the ‘cups’. Scatter the spring onions, sesame seeds and chilli over the tofu before serving.

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