Crispy tofu and leek stir fry recipe

British Leeks and vegan food influencer Lucy Parker shares her healthy and delicious recipe for crispy tofu and leek chilli stir-fry

I created this quick and easy stir-fry dish to showcase the wonderful flavour and versatility of leeks, which are at their best during the winter months.

When tossed on a high heat, they can remain delicious, sweet and crunchy with a hint of that onion-like flavour, and when combined with zingy Asian ingredients, you can create a real crowd-pleaser in under 20 minutes.

Crispy Tofu, Leek & Chilli Stir-fry

Serves: 2

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes


1 small leek, sliced thinly

1 thumb sized piece of ginger, finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

4 radishes, thinly sliced

1 red chilli, thinly sliced

1 green chilli, thinly sliced

1 lime

200g tofu, 2cm cubed

1 tbsp sesame seeds

80g udon noodles or wheat noodles

2 tbsp sesame oil

2 tbsp tamari (sub for soy sauce)

1 tsp mirin

1 tsp brown sugar


  1. Add 1 tbsp sesame oil to a wok, place on a high heat.

  1. Once hot add the chilli and ginger and fry for a few minutes before adding the garlic and tofu.

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, mirin, sugar, squeeze of 1/2 lime and remaining sesame oil then add to the wok.

  1. Add the udon noodles to a pot of boiling water and simmer for five minutes.

  1. Toss the wok allowing each side of the tofu to cook then add in the thinly sliced radish and leeks, 1/2 the sesame seeds then add in the cooked noodles with a splash of the water from the pot, and fry together on a high heat for the final 2-3 minutes.

  1. Garnish with 1/4 lime, a sprinkle of sesame seeds. We recommend serving with chilli crisp oil (optional).

For some more delicious recipes from Lucy, visit her Instagram, @lucy_and_lentils

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