Sesame Tofu With Broccoli Recipe

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Easy and healthful sesame tofu recipe, air fry or bake it earlier than coating in an oil loose sticky garlic ginger sesame sauce. Crispy golden round the edges the use of maple syrup in preference to honey, gluten free and vegan!

The Sesame Sauce:
Truely whisk together tamari with water, vinegar, garlic, ginger and sesame seeds.  stability with a drizzle of maple syrup for each taste and stickiness. Thicken because it simmers for a fast minute with tapioca or cornstarch. How clean is that ?!

Sesame Tofu With Broccoli Recipe
Sesame Tofu With Broccoli Recipe

What's Tofu made from ?
Tofu blocks are made from whole soy beans in a procedure much like making cheese. The soy milk curd is used and pressed into blocks of different textures, from tender to more company. The taste is very slight to non existent which makes it an appropriate vehicle to soak up any form of taste just like a sponge. In our case that luscious sesame sauce!

How lots Protein is in Tofu ?
Tofu supplies a whopping 20 grams of protein in a single cup and zero ldl cholesterol. Now that’s a few real high great healthful easy protein.

Sesame Tofu With Broccoli Recipe


  • 15 oz block firm tofu ~organic
  • 2 tbsp tapioca
  • 1 lime ~for serving

Sesame Sauce:

  • 3 tbsp tamari sauce
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (or lime juice)
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup (or brown sugar)
  • 2 cloves grated garlic (or 1 tsp garlic powder)
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger root ~grated
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp tapioca or corn starch
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional)

Press the Tofu:

  1. Remove tofu from the package and drain the water. Slice in half lengthwise so you end up with 2 thinner slices. Place on a lint free towel lined plate and fold the sides over. Cover with another lint free towel and place a heavy item on top, something with good balance. Allow the tofu to press for at least 35 minutes or overnight. (If pressing overnight make sure to transfer to the refrigerator and keep cool)
  2. Use your hands and roughly tear the tofu into bite size pieces. Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle with a tiny pinch of sea salt and two tablespoons of tapioca. Gently toss to coat well.

Air Fryer Method:

  1. Place the tofu on a parchment lined air fryer tray and air fry at 375" for 15 to 17 minutes until golden around the edges. (I do this in my Cuisinart Toaster Air Fryer, if you are using something different you might need to adjust the timing as it could take a little longer)

Oven Baked Method:

  1. Spray the pressed tofu pieces with a light coat of sesame oil. Dust with 2 tablespoons of tapioca and toss to coat well. Arrange on a parchment lined baking sheet preferably without touching each other. Bake at 400"F for 25 to 30 minutes until golden around the edges.

Make the Sesame Sauce:

  1. In a small bowl whisk together all the sauce ingredients until combined. Transfer to a sauce pan and bring to a simmer. Cook a minute or so until the sauce has thickened.
  2. Transfer the cooked tofu into the sesame sauce and toss to coat well all over. Serve over steamed broccoli with brown rice or noodles.


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