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A white bowl holding sesame tofu, white rice, and broccoli.

Sesame Tofu

Planted in the Kitchen
This easy tofu recipe is crispy, delicious, and covered in a savory sesame sauce. It's the perfect addition to any salad or power bowl.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4
Calories 292 kcal


  • Nonstick Pan


  • 14 oz tofu extra firm, 1 block
  • 2 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Sesame Sauce Ingredients

  • ¼ cup soy sauce low sodium
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 2 cloves garlic medium
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon ginger freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar


  • Drain and rinse the tofu, wrap in a clean dish towel, and press for 20-30 minutes to remove extra moisture.
  • Cut the tofu into small pieces and coat in cornstarch and any optional preferred seasoning (you can use salt, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, etc.).
  • Heat olive oil in a large nonstick pan on medium-high heat and carefully add the tofu. Cook tofu on each side for 2-3 minutes until nice and crispy.
  • Mix all ingredients for the sauce together and pour into the pan. Heat for about a minute until the sauce has thickened, then coat the tofu in the sauce.
  • Remove from heat and let cool slightly before enjoying!


You can use any preferred method of cooking your tofu, this recipe provides a basic stovetop option.
If you want to make your sesame tofu spicy, add 1 teaspoon of sriracha and/or ½ teaspoon of crushed red pepper to the sauce.
Total time for recipe includes tofu prep.


Calories: 292kcal
Keyword how to make tofu taste good, Sesame Tofu, Vegan Dinner Recipe, Vegetarian Dinner Ideas
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