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Sesame Garlic Tofu

How does your favorite Asian restaurant make such delicious Sesame Garlic Tofu? With our easy recipe, you might find your homemade version entices your family just as much as the restaurant one. As a bonus, you know that each ingredient is fresh and healthy. That’s right. No need to worry about how your family’s favorite dish is prepared.

Garlic is known to be a healthy food to be enjoyed often. But did you know that those sesame seeds that restaurants use as a garnish have a place in your nutrients, too? Yes, enjoy these tasty little seeds often and reap these amazing health benefits (Healthline)

Sesame seeds offer cholesterol-busting fiber, essential protein, vitamins, and minerals. Sure, you might need to enjoy a handful a day to reap these benefits, but why not? They are tasty and add texture to so many Asian favorite foods.

Of course, that tofu base boasts quite a nutrient profile, too. We consider it a good source of protein with about 9 grams per quarter of a block.


Health and Happiness in Sesame Garlic Tofu

So, while you might enjoy Sesame Garlic Tofu for its flavors, your health benefits, too!

sesame garlic tofu


sesame garlic tofu

Sesame Garlic Tofu

Crispy tofu with a delicious sesame garlic sauce might be a favorite of even the most anti-tofu person. Simple, yet full of flavor, this might become a favorite go-to dish!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese, Japanese
Servings 4 servings
Calories 485 kcal


  • 16 oz tofu extra firm block, about 16 oz, frozen, thawed, pressed, then cubed
  • 3 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tbsp sesameoil
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil


  • ½ cup soy sauce low sodium, if available
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tsp Swerve or other preferred sweetener
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds white preferred


  • Put cornstarch in a shallow bowl and add tofu. Toss cubes gently by hand to coat with the cornstarch on all sides.
  • In a wok or large skillet, heat oils over medium high heat.
  • Add tofu cubes and allow to brown on one side before turning. Continue until all sides are browned.

Prepare the Sauce as the tofu cooks

  • Whisk together the sauce ingredients.
  • When tofu is browned and crisp, add the sauce to the skillet or wok. Toss the tofu to coat, then remove from the heat.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve hot.


Note: Make this a meal by adding onions or scallions, mushrooms, broccoli, and mung bean sprouts!
Keyword garlic,, tofu


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