Black Pepper Tofu And Asparagus

Course: Lunch, DinnerDifficulty: Beginner
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Black Pepper Tofu and Asparagus is a delicious and healthy vegetarian dish that’s perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. The combination of crispy tofu, tender asparagus, and spicy black pepper sauce creates a flavorful and satisfying meal that’s sure to please your taste buds. With a prep time of just 20-30 minutes and a cook time of around 10-15 minutes, this dish is also incredibly easy to make. Plus, it’s packed with protein and fiber from the tofu and asparagus, making it a nutritious choice for any meal. Whether you’re a vegetarian or just looking for a meatless meal option, Black Pepper Tofu and Asparagus is definitely worth trying!


  • 14 oz. extra firm tofu, drained and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1/4 cup cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon black pepper

  • Salt, to taste

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder

  • Sliced green onions and sesame seeds, for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • In a large bowl, toss the tofu cubes with cornstarch until evenly coated.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tofu cubes in a single layer and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown and crispy.
  • While the tofu is cooking, whisk together the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, maple syrup, black pepper, garlic powder, ginger powder, and salt in a small bowl.
  • Add the asparagus to the skillet with the tofu and toss to combine. Pour the black pepper sauce over the tofu and asparagus and stir to coat.
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, until the asparagus is tender and the sauce is thick and bubbly.
  • Remove from the oven and garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds before serving.


  • Nutritional information may vary depending on the specific ingredients and amounts used in the recipe.
  • If you prefer a spicier dish, you can add more black pepper or a pinch of red pepper flakes to the sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 10g 16%
    • Saturated Fat 1g 5%
  • Sodium 681mg 29%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
    • Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
    • Sugars 10g
  • Protein 13g 26%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    Enjoy your delicious and healthy Black Pepper Tofu and Asparagus!

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