$3 Edamame Pasta with Tofu and Veggies

Who ever said eating plant-based is expensive is still living under a rock! You can make this Edamame Pasta with Tofu and Veggies for Under $4!

Edamame Pasta with Tofu and Veggies

I thought I would show you how to create a delicious, filling plant-based meal on a budget, which fits into this months Recipe Redux theme: Budget-Friendly Eats! Check out how I created this meal for $3 per serving!

Cost of Ingredients

Explore Cuisine Organic Edamame Spaghetti (8 oz) – $4.15

PC Blue Menu Extra Firm Tofu (350 g) – $1.99

Garlic Powder (1 tbsp) – $0.08

Onion Powder (1 tbsp)- $0.08

Olive oil (1 tbsp)- $0.15

1 Red Pepper & 1 Yellow Pepper – $2.99

Green Onion – $1.50

Pesto Sauce (1/2 cup) – $2.00

Total cost for recipe (makes 4 servings) – $12.93
Total cost per serving – $3.23

Recipe used with permission from Nicole Osinga

Edamame Pasta with Tofu & Veggies

Ingredients

  • 350 g PC Blue Menu extra firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 2 green onions
  • 8 oz of Explore Cuisine organic edamame spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup pesto sauce
  • sesame seeds optional

Full recipe below

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$3 Edamame Pasta with Tofu and Veggies
A light, yet filling and protein-packed vegetarian meal.
$3 Edamame Pasta with Tofu and Veggies
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 30 min
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 30 min
Servings
servings
Ingredients
$3 Edamame Pasta with Tofu and Veggies
Instructions
  1. To press tofu, wrap tofu in an absorbent towel and place something heavy on top (I use a few cookbooks) for 5-15 minutes.
  2. While tofu is pressing, dice peppers and green onion with large knife.
  3. Once tofu is done pressing, cut into small cubes. Toss in bowl with olive oil, onion and garlic powder.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once heated, add coated tofu and fry until all sides are brown and firm.
  5. While tofu is frying, cook pasta according to directions on box.
  6. Once pasta is cooked and tofu is fried, toss with peppers and onion in a large bowl. Top with pesto sauce.
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About the Author

Nicole Osinga
Nicole Osinga is a Registered Dietitian with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph. She is located just outside of Toronto, Ontario in the Durham Region. She brings a fresh and evidenced-based perspective, while working towards practical nutrition solutions with her clients.

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