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White bowl containing chili tofu with zoodles, parsley on side.
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Chili Tofu with Spicy Peanut Butter and Zoodles

Chili Tofu with Spicy Peanut Butter and Zoodles that is both vegan & gluten free! Sweet, spicy, and super delicious dinner recipe that's ready in UNDER 30 minutes!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 2
Calories: 398kcal
Author: Chhavi Vashisht


  • 1 cup Tofu, firm
  • 3 cups Zuchinni Noodles Zoodles

Peanut Butter & Chilli Dressing

  • 3 Tablespoons Peanut Butter, Homemade or store-bought
  • 2 teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Tamari, or Soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar or Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoons Chili Paste (like sambal olek or sriracha)
  • 1 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1 Clove Garlic Crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger Crushed


Peanut Butter & Chili Dressing

  • Add peanut butter, Sesame oil, tamari, vinegar, sriracha, honey, grated ginger,and garlic in a bowl.
  • Microwave it for 30 seconds, mix, and set aside. Alternatively heat it on the stove for 1 minute on low. Whisk until it's completely smooth.

Spicy Tofu & Zoodles

  • Heat a nonstick pan. Add the tofu along with half the peanut butter and Chili sauce. Sauté it in the pan until the sauce evaporates and the tofu caramelizes.
  • Remove the tofu from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan, add the zoodles along with a Tablespoon of sauce. Toss and cook on medium heat for 10-20 seconds (it should still hold shape)
  • Scoop the zoodles in a large bowl and top it with the tofu. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and peanuts.


  • 1 Cup of Tofu equals 200 grams.


Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 1152mg | Potassium: 1150mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 710IU | Vitamin C: 65.3mg | Calcium: 222mg | Iron: 3.7mg