Protein Packed Sichuan Mapo Tofu

Posted by Beni Cook
Sichuan Mapo Tofu is a fiery and flavorful dish originating from China’s Sichuan province. Packed with protein-rich tofu, this dish is not only delicious but also nutritious. Each serving provides a satisfying 28 grams of protein, making it a great option for those looking to increase their protein intake.



310 Cal | 18g Fats | 15g Carbs | 28g Protein


  • 400g firm tofu, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Sichuan peppercorns, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons fermented black beans, rinsed and minced
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water
  • Cooked rice, for serving
  • Chopped green onions and coriander, for garnish



1) Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Add minced garlic, ginger, and chopped green onions. Stir-fry for about 1 minute until fragrant.

2) Add crushed Sichuan peppercorns and minced fermented black beans. Stir-fry for another 1-2 minutes.

3) Stir in the spicy bean sauce and cook for 1 minute.

4) Add cubed tofu to the skillet and carefully toss to coat the tofu with the sauce. Pour in vegetable broth, soy sauce, and sugar. Bring to a simmer and let it cook for about 5 minutes. Stir in the sesame oil.

5) Gently stir in the cornstarch mixture and cook until the sauce thickens, about 1-2 minutes.

6) Remove from heat and serve hot with cooked rice. Garnish this delicious tofu dish with chopped green onions and coriander.


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Beni Cook
Beni Cook is the Head Personal Trainer and Founder of Beyond Best. Beni is a health and fitness expert who develops individualised exercise programs that will meet your own short and long-term objectives, while providing information, advice and encouragement that will enable you to lead your healthiest life, every day.

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