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5 from 1 vote

Vegan stir fry veggies and tofu in homemade hoisin sauce

This quick stir fry in homemade hoisin sauce is vegan and gluten free. It can be easily customized to your preference. Enjoy it hot over rice or noodles.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: lunch/ dinner
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Servings: 6
Author: Khushboo


  • For making the sauce
  • 4 tablespoons natural dark soy sauce/ tamari / coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon Asian black bean paste optional
  • 1 tablespoon agave or brown sugar *
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 cloves grated garlic
  • 2 tablespoon red chili sauce/sriracha or hot sauce of your choice
  • 2 pinches black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon water if sauce is too thick
  • For stir fry
  • 2 tablespoon sesame oil or cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup White part of spring onions chopped
  • 6 asparagus stems end chopped and cut diagonally
  • ½ cup cubed bell peppers
  • 12 french beans cut diagonally
  • 1 carrot chopped into strips
  • Handful of broccoli florets
  • Handful of cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 4-6 oz i.e approx. ½ cup firm tofu pressed at least for 30 minutes to drain excess water and cut
  • Salt to taste *
  • 1/4 cup Green part of spring onions chopped.
  • Roasted Sesame seeds for garnish.


  • For the sauce
  • Blend all ingredients called for the sauce in a blender until emulsified for 10-15 seconds.
  • If mixing manually with a whisk then in a microwave melt peanut butter a bit so that it mixes easily with other ingredients.
  • For the stir fry
  • Heat oil in a pan/wok on medium high heat
  • Add in the chopped spring onions and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Add in beans and carrots - saute for 1 minute.
  • Add in peppers and saute for 30 seconds
  • Add in asparagus and saute for a minute
  • Add in the broccoli and saute for 30 seconds approx.
  • Now toss in the cherry tomatoes and the sauce .
  • Let the sauce come to a simmer.
  • Fold in the pressed tofu .
  • Add in water only if you think the sauce is too thick.
  • Taste test and add in the salt.
  • Adjust the seasoning and sauces according to your taste.
  • Sprinkle some roasted sesame seeds and green part of spring onions for additional flavor.


Spice level of this stir fry is 4 on 5 . 5 being very spicy so adjust chili sauce to your spice level.
You may sub agave with honey.
Use vegetables of your choice.
Sub tofu with paneer if desired.
Serve warm over your choice of rice, noodles or quinoa .


Serving: 6g