a plate of stir fry noodles with prune sauce with chpsticks and a bowl of prunes

A Recipe for Stir Fry Noodles and Tofu with Prune Sauce

Looking for a recipe for stir-fry that’s healthy + delicious? This savory sweet dish will win you over.What’s the secret ingredient in Lisa‘s Tofu Stir Fry Noodles? A savory-sweet prune and miso stir-fry sauce! California prunes lends a subtle sweetness to this sauce, while miso adds savory umami.

a pan with stir fry noodles from Healthy Nibbles and Bits with broccoli

Why we love this healthy stir-fry recipe

Lisa’s recipe is healthy, easy and delicious! It’s loaded with fresh veggies and full of flavor. Best of all, it can be on the table in under an hour!

What’s in this recipe?

You can play with the vegetables used in this recipe to make it your own, but Lisa uses:



Green onions


Thai Chiles


A quick and easy stir-fry sauce

This flavorful sauce is so simple to make! Simply add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend. Alternately, you could add all the ingredients to a jar and blend with an immersion blender.

a pan with stir fry noodles from Healthy Nibbles and Bits with broccoli
a plate of stir fry noodles with prune sauce with chpsticks and a bowl of prunes

Tofu Stir Fry Noodles with Prune Sauce

Healthy Nibbles and Bits
This Stir Fry Noodles with Prune Sauce recipe creates a large batch of prune sauce, which you probably won’t use all at once. Use any leftover stir fry sauce for another dish. It will keep in the fridge for a week. Recipe by
Lisa at Healthy Nibbles and Bits.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dinner, Entree, Lunch
Servings 4
Calories 525 kcal


For the Prune Sauce (makes 1 1/2 cup)

  • 5 TBSP prune puree*
  • 3 TBSP white miso paste
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 TBSP soy sauce use tamari if gluten free
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander

For the Noodles

  • 14 ounces extra firm tofu drained
  • 2 1/2 TBSP olive oil divided
  • 2 1/2 TBSP soy sauce divided, use Tamari if gluten-free
  • 8 ounces rice noodles
  • 1/2 cup sliced yellow onions
  • 1 1/2 TBSP minced ginger
  • 2 to 3 Thai chiles sliced
  • 2 cups broccolini or broccoli
  • 1 large carrot peeled and julienned
  • 2 scallions sliced
  • 2 medium zucchini julienned
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil


  • Add all the stir fry sauce ingredients into a jar and use an immersion blender to blend the sauce until smooth. Alternatively, you can add everything to a food processor and blend it. Set the sauce aside.
  • Wrap the block of tofu with paper towels and press the tofu between plates. Let that sit for 15 to 25 minutes. Unwrap the tofu, and cut it into 10 slices, crosswise. Take each slice and cut it in half so that you get 20 small rectangles. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of soy sauce over a non-stick pan or skillet. Take each tofu piece and cover each piece of tofu with soy sauce. There should be enough soy sauce for all 20 pieces. Turn the heat to medium-high, and cook the tofu for about 3 minutes. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of oil over the tofu and flip the tofu pieces over. Cook for another 3 to 4 minutes and flip the tofu around again. Cook for 2 more minutes before transferring the tofu over to a plate.
  • Bring a pot of water to boil. Add the rice noodles and cook them for 6 to 8 minutes. The cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the noodles. Once the noodles are cooked, drain the noodles and run them under cold water.
  • Drizzle the remaining oil into a large sauté pan or wok. Add the onions and cook for about 2 minutes, until they start to soften. Add the ginger and Thai chilis and cook for 30 seconds more. Add the broccoli and about 3 tablespoons of water. Cover the pan or wok with a lid and let the broccoli cook for about 2 to 3 minutes. Uncover the broccoli and add the carrots, scallions, and a pinch of salt. Cook for about 2 minutes. Add the noodles, zucchini, 1/3 cup (80 ml) of the stir fry sauce, 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce, and 1 teaspoon sesame oil. Toss everything together. Taste the noodles and add more stir fry sauce or soy sauce if necessary.
  • Serve the noodles with the tofu. You can serve the tofu on a separate dish, or toss them together with the noodles before serving.


To make the prune purée, blend 8 ounces (225 g) of prunes with 6 tablespoons of hot water in a food processor until smooth. Note that when you blend the prunes and hot water, some of the water will splash out from the bowl. The purée will keep in the freezer for months.


Calories: 525kcalCarbohydrates: 82gProtein: 19gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 1580mgPotassium: 749mgFiber: 7gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 5065IUVitamin C: 134mgCalcium: 179mgIron: 4mg
Keyword healthy nibbles and bits, noodles, sauce, stir fry, tofu
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