5:2 Fast Diet – Green Beans, Spring Onions & Garlic Tofu with Soya-Chilli Dressing

5:2 Fast Diet - Green Beans

Calories: 252
Men’s Extra: 50g plain tofu (35 cals)

A simple but tasty way to cook tofu and green beans

Photo courtesy of sunset.com

Easy recipeEasy Reduced sugar, diabetic friendly
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10 minutes




  • mains
  • lunches
  • sides-light-meals-and-salads
  • vegetable-side-dishes




  • 300g green beans (75 cals)
  • 150g plain tofu, cubed (105 cals)
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic or garlic paste (6 cals)
  • 3 squirts of oil spray (3 cals)
  • 4 thin spring onions, thinly sliced (40g) (13 cals)


  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (10 cals) Shoyu type is the nicest. Use tamari for a gluten-free option
  • 1 tsp olive oil (40 cals)
  • ¼ tsp wine or cider vinegar
  • a few drops of chilli sauce (optional)


1. Steam the green beans until just done then cool under the tap.

2. Meanwhile, in a non-stick frying pan or wok, fry the tofu in the oil spray until golden brown. Add the spring onions and cook in for about a minute.

3. Mix the dressing ingredients.

4. Toss the beans, tofu cubes and spring onion in the dressing and serve.

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