Noodles & Tofu in Basil With Mint Dressing

Heart whole-wheat angel hair pasta cooks in just four minutes and makes this Asian-flavored dish much more satisfying than the standard rice noodle due to its filling whole grains and fiber. And, basil isn’t just for Italian food-paired with mint, it takes on an exotic spiciness.


  • 16 oz extra-firm water-packed tofu (not silken)
  • 12 oz whole-wheat angel hair pasta
  • 4 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 4 tsp raw honey
  • 2 tsp dark sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil leaves, shredded
  • 2 tbsp fresh spearmint, shredded
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper


  1. Drain tofu, then wrap in a kitchen towel. Put on a cutting board, place weight on top, such as a heavy pot, and let drain for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain well.
  3. Cut tofu into 1/2 inch cubes.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix ginger, honey, oil, soy sauce, basil and spearmint. Add tofu & pepper, tossing to coat.
  5. Add pasta to bowl with tofu mixture and toss gently to coat pasta with dressing.
  6. Serve at room temperature or cover & chill in refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Published by Denise

My name is Denise and I love good food, but enjoy preparing it more. I spend a good portion of my free time searching recipes, experimenting in the kitchen and coming up with tasty creations. Some of my other favorite things are my pets, family, friends, traveling (especially to tropical destinations and Paris), the beach, music, movies, and shopping, to name just a few ;)

One thought on “Noodles & Tofu in Basil With Mint Dressing

  1. I love the look of this one too. Unfortunately it’s difficult to find whole wheat angel hair pasta in Japan, but I reckon this recipe would also work wonderfully with soba noodles. I also look forward to making this one too. I may just have all the ingredients to make it tonight. Cheers 🙂

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