Looking for an un-sad desk lunch? This recipe has you covered. Toasting the pasta before cooking gives it a deep, nutty flavor, while almonds add an irresistible crunch. Time-saver alert: when you start with baked, marinated tofu you can skip pressing the tofu without sacrificing flavor.

Emily Nabors Hall
Also appeared in: Health, April, 2019


Credit: Greg DuPree

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20 mins
20 mins


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  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add pasta; cook, stirring constantly, until lightly toasted, about 4 minutes. Add 1 cup water to skillet; cook, undisturbed, until pasta is al dente and water has evaporated, about 4 minutes. Transfer pasta to a fine mesh strainer; rinse under cool water. Drain well; transfer to a large bowl. Stir in brussels sprouts.

  • Whisk together tamari, vinegar, brown sugar, and remaining 1/4 cup oil in a small bowl; pour over pasta mixture. Add tofu and scallions; toss to combine. Cover; chill at least 2 hours or up to 1 day.

  • Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with almonds; if desired, drizzle with Sriracha.

Nutrition Facts

394 calories; fat 24g; fiber 11g; protein 25g; carbohydrates 28g; sugars 6g; sodium 748mg; iron 6mg; calcium 157mg.