Photo: Johnny Autry and Randy Mayor
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 cups)

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook noodles according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Add peas during last 1 minute of cooking. Drain; rinse with cold water.

Step 2

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add peanut oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add tofu to pan; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently.

Step 3

Combine noodle mixture, tofu, tomatoes, water chestnuts, and onions in a large bowl. Combine vinegar and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add vinegar mixture to noodle mixture, tossing gently to coat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds; toss to combine. Sprinkle with remaining sesame seeds.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent flavor mix

March 18, 2015
I thought this was delicious but needed a little more sweetness for my family's taste. I added a little tahini and brown sugar to the sauce before mixing it all together. It's very good cold the next day, too! I can imagine adding carrots, celery, bok choy and other veggies to make it even bigger next time I make it (and to satisfy hunger for growing teens.) Agree with others who reviewed, you need to drain the tofu first to make it easier to brown.  

Sandlion's Review

July 07, 2013
This is simple, quick to make and delightful in hot weather. My whole family (kids aged 15, 11, 3 and husband) love it. A great weeknight dish for summer.

lferreira's Review

September 08, 2012
I loved this! I think it will be a regular as something I make to take to work for lunch. The garlic chile paste is my new favorite sauce, I've been putting it in everything. The tofu is easier to brown if you press the liquid out first. If you don't, you've got to wait until all the water cooks out before it will brown.

sassytoday's Review

June 14, 2012

meg0524's Review

May 17, 2012
Great weeknight meal--loved all of the veggies and the chile paste added some spice. However it probably took ten to fifteen minutes to saute the tofu until it was browned.

mousepotato's Review

May 11, 2012