Tofu Vegetable Hot Pot


This Tofu Vegetable Hot Pot is a tasty vegetarian meal. Even my big meat-eater husband enjoyed. You can replace the veggie’s for just about any variety. It’s a great way to use up any vegetables you have in the fridge.

If you chop everything up in advance and have some rice cooked, cooking is a breeze!

Special Diet Notes: Tofu Vegetable Hot Pot

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian. Optionally gluten-free.

Tofu Vegetable Hot Pot
  • 1 t peanut oil
  • 1 c thinly sliced shallots
  • 1 T matchstick-cut peeled fresh ginger or ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 t ground turmeric
  • 1 serrano chile, thinly slice (seeded for less heat, I only used ½ a one)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1.5 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1 c sliced shiitake mushrooms caps, other mushroom varieties work well also
  • ½ cup ¼-inch thick sliced carrot
  • ¼ to ½ cup water
  • ¼ c wheat free tamari or low sodium soy sauce
  • ½ t sea salt
  • 1 (14 oz) can coconut milk
  • 1 lb water packed firm tofu, drained and cut into 1 to ½ in cubes
  • 2 tomatoes cut into 1 in thick wedges
  • ½ cup torn fresh basil leaves
  • ¼ cup (1 in) sliced green onions
  • 2 c hot cooked jasmine or brown rice
  • 4 lime wedges (optional)
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over med heat. Add shallots and saute for 3 min.
  2. Add ginger, turmeric, chile, and garlic, cook 1 min, stirring constantly.
  3. Add cabbage, mushroom, and carrot, cook 3 min stirring.
  4. Stir in water, soy sauce, salt, and coconut milk; bring to a boil, add tofu, and reduce heat to simmer for 5 min.
  5. Add tomato and simmer for 4 min.
  6. Stir in basil and onions turn off heat and allow to sit for 2 min.
  7. Serve over rice with lime wedges.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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