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Vegan Sesame Tofu

Vegan sesame tofu is so flavorful, yet still simple to make. A perfect easy, vegan dinner idea. Pair with rice and a vegetable to finish!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free dinner, dairy free main course, dairy free recipes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinate 4 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 167kcal
Author LarishaBernard


Serve With (Optional)

  • cooked rice, quinoa, noodles
  • steamed broccoli or sautéed spinach
  • more sesame seeds,
  • green onions


  • *We recommend freezing your block of tofu completely first, then thawing and proceed with recipe.
  • Press and drain tofu by either wrapping in a towel and placing a heavy bottomed pot on top for 30 minutes or using a tofu press to go faster.
  • While waiting, add ground flax seed and 3 tbsp of water to a small bowl. Stir together and set aside.
  • Once tofu is pressed, slice in half and then into 1/2 inch cubes.
  • In a mixing bowl, add flax mixture (flax egg), 2 tbsp water, 3 tbsp cornstarch, salt, pepper and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Stir together. Add tofu cubes, and toss to coat evenly.
  • In a large skillet, over medium heat, add 1 tbsp olive oil. Add tofu and cook 2-3 minutes on each sides until golden and slightly brown.
    *Air fryer and bake methods described in post above.
  • While cooking, to a mixing bowl, add soy sauce, vegetable stock, garlic, brown sugar, sesame oil, rice vinegar, 1 tbsp cornstarch, ground ginger, and sesame seeds. Stir together
  • Once tofu is done cooking, pour sauce mixture into skillet and stir to coat. Reduce heat and summer until sauce thickens. Remove from here.
  • Remove from oven and serve over rice or other optional dish with green onions, broccoli and more sesame seeds. 


**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. Does not include nutritional values for what you serve dish over (rice, quinoa, etc) 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 771mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg