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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 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
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!


Calories: 485kcalCarbohydrates: 86gProtein: 28gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 1622mgPotassium: 83mgFiber: 8gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 251mgIron: 7mg
Keyword garlic,, tofu
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