Recipe: Sautéed Sesame Ginger Tofu

Sesame Ginger Tofu Recipe

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Spice up tonight’s tofu with this Asian inspired dinner!

Tofu contains no cholesterol and is an excellent source of protein, iron, and calcium. Genistein, the predominant isoflavone in soy, contains antioxidant properties that inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

Tofu also helps to prevent liver damage, and those who consume soy have less incidence of age-related mental disorders!

Sesame seeds give a crunchy texture and nutty taste to this dish! Sesame also contains high levels of magnesium which supports vascular and respiratory health.

This tofu recipe would not be complete without ginger! Ginger is a great immune booster which is helpful during the upcoming cold and flu season. 

Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free


1 pound extra firm organic non GMO tofu
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon fresh ginger finely grated or minced
1 teaspoon fresh garlic finely minced
¾ teaspoon gluten free, wheat free tamari soy sauce
1 tablespoon Mirin rice wine, light sherry, OR sauterne cooking wine
½ tablespoon brown rice vinegar
2 tablespoons sesame seeds


1. Rinse tofu, pat dry, and cut into ½ inch cubes.

2. Heat a sauté pan over a medium heat.

3. Add toasted sesame oil.

4. Carefully place tofu into pan, turn down heat if necessary. Sauté for 5 minutes turning the tofu to brown it on all sides.

5. Combine remaining ingredients, pour over tofu, and stir gently.

6. Bring to a gentle boil, turn down the heat, and simmer for 6-8 minutes. Cook on a low heat until liquid is reduced and tofu is lightly glazed.

Optional: Top with 1 tablespoon lightly chopped coriander (cilantro) leaves or Japanese Shiso leaves. Add 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder.

Eat up to good health!