8cupschopped vegetables*(cut into bite-sized pieces — see photo // we used 2 cups broccoli, 2 cups carrot ribbons, 2 cups baby bok choy, 1 cup red cabbage, and 1 cup snap peas // can also use a store-bought stir fry vegetable mix)
TOFU: In a small mixing bowl, gently mix together the cubed tofu, tamari, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes. We like to cover with a lid and gently shake/toss to coat tofu with sauce. Set aside to briefly marinate.
NOODLES: Place the noodles in a large bowl or pot and cover with just boiling water. Stir and let soak according to the package instructions (or for slightly less time). They should be tender but not mushy as they will continue cooking in the stir-fry. We found 2 minutes to be perfect. Drain, drizzle with a little bit of sesame oil to prevent sticking, and set aside.
STIR-FRY: Heat a large wok or non-stick skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the tofu along with the excess marinade. Sauté for about 8-12 minutes, flipping until each side is browned and the liquid is absorbed. Remove from the pan and set aside.
With the pan/wok still over medium heat, add the sesame oil, green onions, and minced garlic. Sauté for ~1-2 minutes or until tender and fragrant. Add in the broccoli (or other sturdy vegetables such as onion, cauliflower, or green beans) and sauté until bright green and slightly tender but still crunchy (~3-5 minutes). Mix in the rest of the vegetables (carrot ribbons, baby bok choy, cabbage, and snap peas), and cook for 3-5 more minutes or until tender.
Add the cooked noodles, tahini stir-fry sauce or peanut sauce, and cooked tofu into the pan. Sauté for a couple minutes, tossing constantly (tongs can be helpful) until the noodles and tofu are heated through and the sauce and vegetables are evenly dispersed.
FOR SERVING: Optionally, garnish with fresh cilantro, green onion, sesame seeds, lime wedges, and sriracha (or other hot sauce).
Best when fresh. Leftovers will keep covered in a sealed container up to 3-4 days. Reheat in a skillet until warmed. Not freezer friendly.
*Other vegetable ideas: thinly sliced onion, chopped cauliflower, chopped green beans, sliced bell peppers, sliced green cabbage, chopped snow peas, thinly sliced radishes, chopped asparagus. *Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with tahini stir-fry sauce and without optional ingredients.