Sesame Ginger Baked Tofu
Sesame Ginger Baked Tofu
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Baked Tofu that has been marinated in a sesame ginger sauce and then drizzled with more of the sauce that's been reduced into a sticky glaze and served over rice with your favorite veggies - a quick, satisfying meal!
Course: Entree
Cuisine: dairy free, egg free, gluten free, refined sugar free, vegan
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 241 kcal
Author: Jenn Sebestyen
To serve
  • Cooked Rice (or rice noodles)
  • Steamed Green Beans (or your favorite veggie)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the tamari, rice vinegar, maple syrup, sesame oil, and ginger.
  3. Place the cubed tofu into a sealable plastic bag or container. Pour the marinade over the tofu and shake until well coated. Place in the fridge for 30-60 minutes, turning every so often to make sure all sides of the tofu get coated.
  4. Once the tofu has marinated, remove it from the marinade (but SAVE the remaining marinade!) and place it onto the parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping the pieces over halfway through baking, until crispy on the outsides.
  5. While the tofu is baking, whisk the cornstarch into the water until completely dissolved and set aside.
  6. Pour the remaining marinade into a saucepan on the stove over medium-high heat. Add the cornstarch slurry and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the sauce thickens and resembles a glaze.
  7. When the tofu is done baking, serve it over rice with steamed green beans and garnish with scallions and sesame seeds, drizzled with the sesame ginger glaze. (Optionally, you can toss the baked tofu into the glaze first and then serve over the rice).
Recipe Notes

*You may want to freeze your block of tofu first and then thaw. This creates a chewier texture.

**To press tofu, place a clean dish towel (or paper towels) on a plate. Place the block of tofu on the dish towel and cover the tofu with another clean dish towel and then another plate. On the top place, place some heavy cans or bags of dried beans to press it down. Press for about 20-30 minutes.

Nutrition facts are for the Baked Tofu only, not including rice or green beans.

Nutrition Facts
Sesame Ginger Baked Tofu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 1534mg67%
Potassium 49mg1%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 180mg18%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.