Tofu-Celery Stir-Fry

Tofu-Celery Stir-Fry
Photo: Chris Simpson
Total Time:
20 mins
2 Serves

It's too often relegated to the crudité platter, let celery shine as the star vegetable in this easy plant-based stir-fry. Tofu provides the protein, while ginger, scallions, chili-garlic sauce, and cilantro kick up the flavor.


  • 2 tablespoons tamari

  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon chili-garlic sauce

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 8 ounces extra-firm tofu, drained, pressed, and cut into matchsticks

  • Kosher salt

  • 4 celery stalks, cut into matchsticks

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger

  • 2 tablespoons minced scallion

  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro stems


  1. Stir together tamari, sesame oil, chili-garlic sauce, and 1 tablespoon water. In a large nonstick skillet, heat vegetable oil over high until just smoking. Add tofu and cook, turning once, until golden, 4 minutes total. Transfer to a plate.

  2. Add celery (and additional oil, if needed) to skillet and cook, stirring often, until crisp-tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in ginger, scallion, and cilantro; cook 30 seconds. Return tofu and add tamari mixture to skillet. Toss to coat; serve.

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