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

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

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.


The CSIRO Healthy Gut Diet  is published Pan Macmillan.
The CSIRO Healthy Gut Diet  is sure to be another best seller for CSIRO

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.

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