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sesame ginger tofu.

Baked Sesame Ginger Tofu

Keri Bevan
This baked sesame and ginger tofu recipe is so tasty and simple to make. Crispy baked tofu is coated in a nutty, zesty sauce. Serve over rice or quinoa and sprinkle with chopped scallions and sesame seeds.
5 from 26 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Tofu Draining 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 438 kcal


For The Crispy Baked Tofu

  • 14 ounces tofu extra firm
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

For The Sesame Ginger Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon tamari or gluten free soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ginger finely grated
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch


  • Wrap the block of tofu in a clean tea towel, and put it on a plate. Put something heavy on top such as a cast iron pan. Weigh it down further with a few tin cans, and leave it for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the oven to 400°F (205°C). Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicon mat.
  • Cut tofu into cubes and transfer to a bowl. Add one tablespoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of cornstarch. Turn the tofu over with a spoon to make sure it's evenly coated in oil and cornstarch.
  • Spread the tofu out evenly on the baking tray and bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • Combine the tamari, maple syrup, sesame oil, Dijon mustard and ginger in a small bowl. In a small cup, combine the water and cornstarch to form a slurry.
  • Pour the sesame and ginger sauce into a small non-stick pan. Add the cornstarch slurry and simmer over low heat for 2 minutes. Add the crispy tofu, and simmer for a further two minutes, or until everything is heated through. If the sauce is too thick, add a few tablespoons more water and allow to simmer until the sauce thickens.


  1. Make it gluten free:  To make this recipe gluten free, use tamari sauce instead of soy sauce. 


Calories: 438kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 21gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 282mgPotassium: 19mgFiber: 6gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 184mgIron: 5mg
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