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Peri-Peri Tofu

We enjoyed this simple and quick saute of tofu with Peri-Peri, kale and mustard seeds after our evening run yesterday – in honor of National Running Day.

Quick and Easy and Delicious- Vegetarian Peri Peri Tofu With Mustard Seeds and kale @RunninSrilankan

I gotta say, if not for social media, I would be so in the dark! I gotta say a big, huge, thank you to Facebook and Becca for introducing me to fellow chocolate and peanut butter addicts lovers who took a whole day to celebrate our love of chocolate and peanut butter. A thank you to Twitter for introducing me to UberFacts that taught me that “… taste buds are replaced every 10 days.” And, a thank you to Instagram for letting me know that yesterday was National Running Day – a day when runners “declare their passion for running“!

Vegetarian Peri Peri Tofu With Mustard Seeds @RunninSrilankan

Now, I might be a day late in posting about it – but, I adore running! Heck, my blog’s name even says it! I adore running for it’s sanity saving and mood boosting abilities, and, I love running because of people like Harriette Thompson! In case y’all hadn’t hear, this amazing 92 year old from Charlotte, NC; ran in and completed the San Diego Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon in 7 hours and 24 minutes, this past Sunday! The fact that she’s 92 and running 7+ hours is pretty fantastic, but, she also happens to be a 3 time cancer survivor! Talk about inspiring! You can read more about Mrs. Thompson in this article by The Charlotte Observer.

Per-Peri Tofu @RunninSrilankan

Most days, I squeeze in a quick treadmill run in the morning; but, yesterday, in honor of National Running Day, my daughter talked me into running another 4.4 miles with her in the evening. After a run, my daughter and I are rarely famished and usually end up having something lite and easy – like this Peri-Peri Tofu. If you haven’t tried it yet, Peri-Peri sauce is a combination of African Bird’s Eye Chilli blended with spices, lemons, onion and garlic. While I don’t think it’s super spicy, it has a sour-spicy type taste and worked well with kale and mustard seeds in this simple and easy dinner!

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Peri Peri Tofu

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Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Shashi
Quick and Simple, Tofu saute with Peri-Peri, Kale & Mustard Seeds


  • 1 packet firm tofu
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 inch piece of ginger chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 cups kale
  • 2 tablespoons Peri-Peri sauce
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chives to garnish


  • Add olive oil to a pan over medium heat, and let it heat up
  • Add onions, ginger, garlic and saute for about 15 minutes, stirring constantly
  • Add mustard seeds, tofu, and Peri-Peri and saute till tofu turns golden brown
  • Add the kale and let kale cook covered - about 2-3 minutes
  • Garnish with chives and enjoy either plain or with a side of bread &/or a salad
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  1. mjskit says:

    Know what you mean about running. I was a runner for many, many years and just loved that runner’s high. Love it that you and your daughter run together than come home and throw together a great dish like this. Love this Meatless main. Need to pick up some tofu and pick some garden kale this week. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Tara says:

    This is timely as I just had tofu for the first time in almost 15 years! I didn’t hate it as much as I remembered haha. I actually run twice a week, usually. One longer run on Sundays (by “long” I mean like 5k haha) and a sprint session during the week.

  3. ashley says:

    Good job with your running! I need to get back into it! Love this quick and easy meal idea

  4. hipfoodiemom says:

    Yesterday was National Running Day?!!! What?! I love running. . it’s the only thing that keeps me sane. . and training for a half marathon now. . LOVE this tofu dish!!!! Beautiful!

  5. I’ll bet that tofu took on the best of the flavors from these ingredients. Well done!

    Your commitment to fitness is so inspiring.

  6. I’m so impressed with your running Shashi. I’m more into walking 🙂

  7. Sashi, I’m always inspired by your recipes and get motivated by your workout drills. I enjoy running too, just signed up for a half marathon in August..can’t wait.
    That’s a healthy dish, looks yum. Love piri piri sauce, so versatile.
    Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

    • Shashi says:

      Woohoo – way to go, Asha!!! YOU are inspiring and motivating to me!!! You are gonna rock that half!!! Btw – Thanks so much – hope you and your family have a wonderful week!

  8. Gorgeous dish Shashi and love how easy it is to put together? Beautiful photos and I know my family would love this dish. Now on to the 92 year old running pro, wow good for her. It gives us all inspiration. Sharing and pinning, of course!

  9. Daniela says:

    You made my day, Sashi, with this easy, healthy and so tasty looking dish.

  10. Farrah says:

    Is it sad that I’ve never tried peri peri sauce!? :O This looks + sounds awesome! <3

  11. Kelly says:

    I love peri peri sauce! It sounds incredible with the tofu! Perfect for after a run! So flavorful and delicious!

  12. nagimaehashi says:

    I never thought to make Peri Peri tofu!! Not only YUM but WOW, that marinade/sauce!! Totally my type!

    PS 92 year old doing a marathon??? Whaat?! What a legend!!

  13. Ashley says:

    haha I am NEVER on top of all the days celebrating foods or things or whatever it is!

    This tofu sounds delicious! Tofu is something I’ve really come to enjoy but that I have yet to really play with at home. I need to go for it!

    • Shashi says:

      Ashley – usually I am not either – but IG helped me on this holiday! 🙂
      Btw – tofu is so versatile and so much fun to experiment with – thanks so much!

  14. I am not sure I’ve had Peri-Peri before, but I am so excited to try it! This dish looks absolutely amazing and I will be trying it ASAP.

  15. Wow tofu looks delish.. Grt click

  16. Mira says:

    Love that peri peri tofu and pictures are gorgeous! And I also love the story, unbelievable 🙂

  17. Delicious looking, and wonderful photographs! A real inspiration to those of us who have only cooked Tofu a handful of time. Such an inspirational story from Mrs Thompson too!

  18. this looks like a great way to eat tofu! yum!

  19. I feel like I have heard so much about peri-peri [chicken] but I’ve never had it! I want to find a bottle of peri-peri sauce and try this asap!

  20. Oh wow! That’s such an inspirational story! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    I too looooooove running, tofu and spicy food, so this one is a must! It looks brilliant! xxx

  21. Emanuele @ guyslovecooking says:

    I just found your blog. Very nice one.
    The store of the 92 yo is inspirational. Thanks for sharing

  22. fehrashley says:

    I just have this feeling I won’t be running 7 hours when I’m 92…. Lol. Such an inspiration though! This dish looks amazing!

  23. I shall swap in chicken for the tofu – since Tofu and I are not…. Exactly besties! LOL!

  24. Social media showed me how I rank among 1 million people I don’t know! I learned my friends don’t see every post and of those that do see it, no one has time to comment because there are hundreds more around the corner… lol

  25. hotlyspiced says:

    How incredible that a 92-year old woman was able to run for that long! Outstanding. And how wonderful that your daughter also enjoys running and that it’s something you can do together. This is a lovely way to serve tofu xx

  26. I heard about that lady, Shashi … just amazing! And there’s no way she looks 93! More like 73!
    Love your photos in this post – they’re so crisp … love the dish itself too, of course … it’s simple, tasty and healthy. What more could a girl ask for in a dinner?! 😉

  27. If you didn’t like chocolate, I’m not sure we could be friends because I think running is punishment.

    PLEAAAAASE check out Nandos. You will love it! 😉

    • Shashi says:

      Hahahaha! Arman – so you are telling me you haven’t run through Central park yet? 😉
      I actually used Nandos in this – it’s the only Peri-Peri I know!

  28. i learned about running day from the social media as well including all other news i hear. peri peri sauce sounds wonderful.

  29. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    I like peri peri sauce, but haven’t paired it with tofu yet and must give it a try soon.

  30. cheri says:

    Hi Shashi, so nice that you and your daughter run together…… peri peri sauce, this looks delicious!

  31. I love peri-peri sauce (Nando’s is my absolute favorite!), I actually love it so much I might even start liking tofu.
    And yes, running is the best!

  32. spicedblog says:

    So I have never had peri-peri sauce, but it sounds like something I need to try. I have a confession to make, Shashi. I don’t like running. In fact, I despise it. I do work out several times a week, and I always do 40-45 minutes of cardio…but it’s on a bike or an elliptical. Teach me your running secrets. Perhaps over some of this tasty peri-peri tofu? 🙂

    • Shashi says:

      Haha – apparently, running isn’t for everyone – Arman shares you same disdain of it! I’ve been doing it fora long, long time – a friend of mine jokes that I am gonna have to duct tape my joints and keep going at it when I am old and falling apart! 🙂
      But I hope you love Peri-Peri, though!

  33. Joanne says:

    This spiced up tofu! YUM. Totally what I would want to eat after a run!

  34. Love this Shashi, I bought some tofu on a whim and it’s been sitting in my fridge for a month or more (unopened) I will have to either make or buy peri peri sauce so I can give this a try, it really does sound delicious. God Bless that 92 year old woman. She puts me to shame.

  35. ladygourmet says:

    What a healthy, wholesome meal. I love a light dish like this, especially when the weather gets warm. xo, Catherine