Sesame Baked Tofu Recipe

Sesame Baked Tofu Recipe

This vegan tofu dish is baked in a sesame marinade and eaten with steamed veggies, on its own, or on a sandwich or salad.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Slice the pressed tofu horizontally into 16 pieces (each will be about 1/4-inch thick), then slice lengthwise down the middle so that you have about 32 (2-inch) squares. Set aside.
  2. Step 2

    In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, sugar, and sesame seeds, stirring until well mixed.
  3. Step 3

    Pour a small amount of this mixture into a casserole dish or baking dish. Place all of the tofu squares into the dish in a single layer then pour the remaining marinade over the tofu. Place the pan in the refrigerator, and allow tofu to marinate for 4 hours or overnight, flipping the tofu once or twice to make sure that it evenly marinates.
  4. Step 4

    Heat the oven to 400 F. Lightly oil a cookie sheet or baking pan and, using a spatula, transfer the marinated tofu onto the pan, spacing the pieces so that they do not touch one another.
  5. Step 5

    Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, flipping once halfway through, or until the tofu reaches the desired texture. (The longer you bake the tofu, the firmer, denser, chewier, and crispier it will become; the less you bake it, the softer it will be.)
  6. Step 6

    Allow tofu to cool for a minute or two in the pan before serving. Serve hot or cold.