The CSIRO’s Peppered Tofu And Eggplant Stir-Fry Recipe

The CSIRO Healthy Gut Diet  - Peppered Tofu And Eggplant Stir-Fry
Pennie McCoy

CSIRO's Total Wellbeing Dietitian

Jan 17, 2022

The CSIRO Healthy Gut Diet provides 85 delicious easy-to-cook recipes, plus fibre-boosted daily meal plans – with authors Dr Tony Bird and Penny Taylor providing another variation of a high in fibre and resistant in starch diet designed to benefit the gut and overall bodily health.

This is a crucial understanding lending to the prevention of the rising rates of bowel cancer and other intestinal conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome.


PREPARATION 20 minutes

COOKING 5 minutes

  • 2 tablespoons macadamia oil
  • 800 g firm tofu, sliced
  • 1 eggplant, chopped
  • 3 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 cm piece ginger, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1/2 bunch choy sum, cut into
  • 5 cm lengths
  • 1 tablespoon tamari (gluten-freesoy sauce)
  • 1 carrot, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1 stick celery, cut into thin matchsticks

Heat the macadamia oil in a large wok over high heat. Add the tofu, eggplant, pepper and ginger and stir-fry for 2–3 minutes until

the eggplant is soft and everything looks caramelised.

Add the choy sum and 1 tablespoon water and stir-fry for 30 seconds until it is just starting to wilt. Immediately remove the wok from the heat and toss through the tamari, carrot and celery. Leave to stand for 1 minute, then toss well and serve.

If desired, you can serve this stir-fry with raw zucchini noodles, made from 2 zucchini.


Recipes extracted from The CSIRO Healthy Gut Diet by Dr Tony Bird, Dr Michael Conlon and Pennie Taylor. Available now, Macmillan Australia, RRP $34.99.


By Pennie McCoy

CSIRO's Total Wellbeing Dietitian

Pennie McCoy is CSIRO's Total Wellbeing Dietitian with over 15 years of experience in a range of settings including hospital dietetics, research as well as corporate nutrition. She is passionate about empowering people to make healthier choices to meet their health and nutrition goals. She has been a media spokesperson for the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet and Digital Wellness with recent appearances on Sunrise, Today and A Current Affair.



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