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Mango-Chili Tofu Stir-Fry – A Guest Post for Better Homes & Gardens

Mango Chili Tofu Stir Fry

Mango Chili Tofu Stir Fry
Is there anything more satisfying than taking a meaty recipe and making it vegetarian? Okay, yes, there are probably a lot of things more satisfying than that. (Winning the lottery? Definitely more satisfying.) But I still love that feeling of victory I get when I take something I can’t eat and make it into something tasty and meatless. So when Better Homes & Gardens asked me to do a guest post for their Delish Dish blog, I decided to do just that–I’d take their Mango-Chili Chicken Stir-Fry recipe and make it with tofu. Yes, tofu!

So many people think they don’t like tofu because they haven’t had tofu that’s been prepared the right way. But if you press it for at least 30 minutes (I show you how to do it without a fancy press in this post!) and cook it in a little bit of oil, it’s crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and delicious when paired with a flavorful sauce.

Mango Chili Tofu Stir Fry
Serve this sweet and spicy stir fry over brown rice with a fresh salad on the side and you have yourself a quick, easy dinner. Stop by the Delish Dish blog for my full post and a link to the original recipe!

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43 Comments

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food
    August 20, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Well doesn’t this look amazing! Heading over now to see the post!

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    Caitlin
    August 20, 2013 at 10:26 am

    i love how bright and summery this dish looks!

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    christina
    August 20, 2013 at 10:39 am

    I am always looking for new tofu dishes and this looks great!

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    Abby @ The Frosted Vegan
    August 20, 2013 at 11:52 am

    I totally agree with you on tofu! If someone doesn’t like tofu, they haven’t had it done right! : )

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      Kiersten
      August 20, 2013 at 8:40 pm

      Yup, totally! People don’t believe me when I tell them that, but it’s true. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Ash-foodfashionparty
    August 20, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Congrats on your post and this plate looks like a beautiful summer dish.

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    [email protected]'s Recipes
    August 20, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    I can eat this every day! The stir-fry looks outstanding!

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    Maria Tadic
    August 20, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I love tofu – especially when it’s pressed OR roasted. So much better texture! A lot of people dont realize how delicious it can be!!

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      Kiersten
      August 20, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      Yes, it’s so good roasted too!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks
    August 20, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Omg gorgeous! I am a huge fan of mango tofu (and red peppers). Yours is stunning!

    Congrats on your BHG feature!

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      Kiersten
      August 20, 2013 at 8:34 pm

      Thank you! I thought about adding pineapple too like your BBQ tofu recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving
    August 20, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    I don’t eat tofu but that looks fantastic! Congrats on your feature!

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    Emma
    August 20, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    This looks fab! It makes me sad when people tell me they hate tofu as it can be so good if prepared right. Hurrah for veganizing meat recipes!

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      Kiersten
      August 20, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      I blame restaurants! I have gone to so many restaurants where the tofu is just awful. I didn’t start to appreciate tofu until I started making it myself.

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    Amanda
    August 20, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    So pretty! I love the bright colors ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Courtney @ The Fig Tree
    August 20, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Ooooo! This looks delicious! Must try this ASAP. The mango chili sauce sounds perfect!

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      Kiersten
      August 20, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      I could seriously put that sauce on everything I eat. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Brenda Williams
    August 21, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Mango chili…I’m in! Yummy. I am going to forever be amazed at the creative dishes you can make. WOW…this one is beautiful…the photos are really good!

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      Kiersten
      August 22, 2013 at 5:18 pm

      Yes, you would love it–it’s nice and spicy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Erica
    August 21, 2013 at 7:09 am

    Just wanted to tell you that your recipe pictures looks SO much more delicious than the pictures from BH&G. If I had seen the original recipe I wouldn’t have been motivated to try it (even though I do eat chicken). But your pictures look so amazing that this is going on my list to cook next week.

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      Kiersten
      August 22, 2013 at 5:18 pm

      Aw, thank you so much! I hope you like the recipe–even if you do use chicken! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen
    August 21, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Congrats on the BHG guest post!

    Love this recipe! I feel like I’ve been in a rut of making the same tofu dishes lately….can’t wait to try this and change it up!

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      Kiersten
      August 22, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      Thank you! I get in a rut with tofu recipes sometimes too. When you find what works, you want to stick with it!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    August 21, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    I love stir-fry, these flavors sound so good together!

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    Lauwchen
    August 21, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    This looks amazing! I made my own version of it today ๐Ÿ™‚ (in Belgium, I haven’t seen mango chutney anywhere, so I made it myself :D)

    This one is definitely a keeper ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      Kiersten
      August 22, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
    August 21, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I love turning meat dishes vegetarian and you did a fantastic job with this one. It looks amazing! Congrats on the guest post too!!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking
    August 21, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Congrats on your BHG feature, how exciting! This stir fry looks scrumptious and certainly magazine cover worthy! I love it.

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      Kiersten
      August 22, 2013 at 5:13 pm

      Thank you, Georgia! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    mjskit
    August 21, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Just came back from BH&G – Congratulations! Great guest post and what a dish!!!

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    Erika
    August 22, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Ok so you’ve definitely convinced me to start pressing my tofu. I’ve always been too lazy but I ADORE those crispy tofu edges and have never figured out how to achieve them at home. Thanks for the tip!! And I have like 5 mangoes ripening on my counter so this is perfect!

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      Kiersten
      August 22, 2013 at 5:11 pm

      That’s how you do it! You press it and cook it in a skillet with about a tablespoon of oil. And then it gets crispy!

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    Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ
    August 23, 2013 at 4:54 am

    Mango and tofu… a combination I have never tried. Colors are amazing and the pics are so… appealing!

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      Kiersten
      August 24, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      It’s really good! Averie Cooks has a great recipe for BBQ tofu with pineapple and mangoes too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
    August 23, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Yum!! We love using mangoes in savory stir fry’s. This looks scrumptious ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Anna {Herbivore Triathlete}
    September 9, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    This looks awesome Kierstin!! I love tofu, I always press mine when I buy it, freeze it, then press again after it thaws. Lots of steps, but totally worth it.

    Mangoes are so good, I don’t know how to make pretty slices either, he he, it’s hard to cut one of those suckers! Still haven’t found black sesame seeds anywhere locally either.

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      Kiersten
      September 10, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      Yeah, it’s SO easy to cube mangoes, but slicing is tricky! The only thing I can think of is maybe cutting the pit out, then slicing the mango meat, THEN peeling it. But that seems like it would be a pain, huh? (Perhaps I should Google this?)

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    DamnGina
    October 26, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Hey looks great but where did you buy the sauce? or did you make it????????????

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      Kiersten
      October 27, 2013 at 7:09 pm

      If you follow the link, there’s a recipe for it on the Better Homes & Gardens website. It’s a semi-homemade sauce made with store-bought mango chutney.

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