Sesame tofu, mango & spicy ginger dressing

Black sesame seeds add a rich colour contrast and a crunchy texture to the pan-fried tofu in this dish. Juicy mango and crisp sugar snap peas amp up the fresh flavour and are offset by a spicy ginger and chilli dressing and brown rice.

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  • 1 lime
  • 1 mango
  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 250g steamed brown basmati rice
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 tsp black sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 300g firm tofu
  • 4cm fresh ginger
  • 80g sugar snap peas


569 calories • 71g carbs • 22g fat • 26g protein


Sesame, Soya






1. Drain the tofu and pat dry with paper towel. Cut the tofu into 2 cm cubes.

2. Heat a medium-sized pan with half of the sesame oil on a medium-high heat and cook the tofu until golden brown, turning occasionally for 10 mins. Then sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt and the black sesame seeds and turn off the heat.

3. Meanwhile, trim the sugar snaps and slice in half lengthways, thinly slice the spring onions. Heat a medium-sized frying pan or wok with 1 tsp oil on a medium-high heat, add the spring onions and sugar snaps, cook for 2 mins, then stir in the brown rice with 1 tbsp cold water and cook for a further 5 mins until heated through.

4. To make the spicy ginger dressing; peel and finely grate the ginger and finely chop the chilli. In a small bowl, mix together the ginger, half of the chilli, half of the juice from the lime, the remaining sesame oil, the tamari and the maple syrup.

5. Peel and de-stone the mango and cut into 2cm cubes. Stir half of the dressing and the mango cubes through the rice.

6. Spoon the mango rice into two warm bowls and top with the sesame tofu. Sprinkle over the remaining red chilli and drizzle over the remaining dressing. Serve with the remaining half lime, cut into wedges.

Recipe for two people, halve the ingredients for one person