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With a light coconut lime flavour, this recipe features green beans, bell peppers and zucchini.

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1 cup (250 mL)


  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) freshly grated ginger juice of one medium sized lime
  • 1½ (20 mL) Tbsp canola oil, divided
  • 12 oz (350 g) 1 block of firm or extra firm tofu, diced into cubes
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) ground cloves
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sodium-reduced vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 cup (250 mL) light coconut milk
  • 2 cups (500 mL) green beans, cut in 2 inch (5 cm) pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) fresh cilantro


  1. In a bowl, marinate tofu with the ginger, lime juice and ½ Tbsp (7 mL) canola oil. Toss well to coat. Thiscan be done about 30 minutes ahead of time and up to overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. In a large saucepan, no lid required, heat remaining 1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil. Add onion and cook forabout 6 minutes or until softened and slightly browned. Add garlic, cumin and cloves and stir for 2minutes.
  3. To saucepan, add stock and coconut milk. Simmer, uncovered, for about 10 minutes until slightlythickened.
  4. Add green beans, bell pepper and zucchini and cook for about 10 minutes more or until vegetables aretender. Add marinated tofu and cook an additional 5 minutes. Garnish with cilantro. Serve oversteamed brown rice or quinoa, if desired.


Carbohydrate exchange information 1 Meat & Alternative Choice 1 Fat Choice

Yield: 8 servings Serving Size: 1 cup (250 mL)

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Nutritional Information Per 1 cup (250 mL) 
Amount % Daily Value
Calories 90
Fat 6 g 8 %
Saturated 2 g
+ Trans 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 115 mg 5 %
Carbohydrate 7 g 2 %
Fibre 2 g 7 %
Sugars 3 g
Protein 5 g

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