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Sesame ginger tofu cubes in a white serving bowl.
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Sesame ginger baked tofu

Fall in love with tofu with this recipe. This is such an easy and satisfying way to make tofu. Put it in a stir fry or on top of a salad or in a wrap.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 5
Calories: 114kcal
Author: Maria


  • 1 package of extra firm tofu drained and pressed for 15-30 minutes
  • 4 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced
  • 2 tablespoon nutritional yeast OR corn starch I prefer nutritional yeast if you have it


  • Take your tofu out of the package and drain it.
  • Either press the tofu in a tofu press for 30 minutes, or wrap tofu in paper towel or towel and place a heavy pan or object over the tofu. Press for 30 minutes but if you're short on time, 15 minutes will do.
  • Cut tofu in cubes
  • In a mug or bowl, mix together soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar, maple syrup, ginger and garlic.
  • Place the tofu in a storage container with a lid and pour the marinade over.
  • Put the lid on the container and gently turn container upside down, to make sure tofu marinade gets on all sides.
  • Place tofu in the fridge, upside down and let it marinate for at least 30 minutes. 1-8 hours is best, but sometimes we don't have the time
  • Pour nutritional yeast (or corn starch) over tofu and gently mix until you don't see the nutritional yeast
  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  • Take tofu out of the marinade and place on an oiled, or lined baking sheet - save some of the marinade
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then take out of the oven and flip
  • Spoon the rest of the marinade on top of the tofu
  • Place back in oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until the tofu is caramelized.
  • Take out of oven and off of baking sheet and let it cool for 5 minutes to let it firm up



Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 856mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg