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Easy Vegan Cashew Tofu

This easy vegan cashew tofu is a play-off my usual order at thai restaurants! The perfect balance of nutty, sweet and savory.

Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, thai
Keyword cashew tofu, easy vegan cashew tofu, gluten-free, tofu, tofu recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Lauren McNeill


Stir Fry

  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 2 large carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 yellow onion sliced
  • 1/3 cup cashews
  • 1 packaged tofu fried or extra firm works best


  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 inch piece of ginger minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil


  1. In a large pan, sauté onion over medium heat once translucent. Add remaining vegetables, tofu and cashews and sauté until vegetables are cooked down slightly, about 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, add all sauce ingredients to a blender. Blend on low until fully combined.

  3. Add sauce onto vegetables and sauté for another 5 minutes until combined. Serve with brown rice, garnish with sesame seeds and enjoy!