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%
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  • 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!

    Kayleen is a food blogger living in Dallas. She has been blogging for three years and loves sharing her recipes with the world. She often looks for new ingredients to experiment with or innovative techniques to try out. Whenever she finds something interesting, she shares it on her blog and social media channels so that others can benefit from her discoveries.