®/™©2023 Yummly. All rights reserved.
Katy Williamson: "Loved this recipe!! I told my 8 y/o it was chick…" Read More
Make It Now
Add to Meal Planner
Add to Meal Planner
Crispy Sesame Tofu and Broccoli
In less time than it takes to order and bring home take-out, you can pan-fry tofu until crisp, simmer broccoli florets, and bring them together with a lightly sweet soy and sesame sauce (which is generous enough to spoon over rice). Whether you're cooking vegetarian or gluten-free, or you just want a healthy choice, this one's a keeper for weeknight dinners. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.
Did you make this?
Add All to Shopping List
Add to Meal Planner
- Drain any water from the package of tofu. Wrap the block of tofu in 3-4 layers of paper towels, tucking in the sides so the block is fully wrapped. Set on a work surface, place a heavy-bottomed pan on top of the block, and let sit for at least 30 minutes.
- To make the sauce: Mince the garlic and finely grate the ginger. Whisk together the water and cornstarch in a medium mixing bowl until cornstarch is fully dissolved. Add the tamari, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and crushed red pepper (if using). Set sauce aside. Thinly slice the scallions and set aside.
- Unwrap tofu and discard paper towels. Cut the tofu into rectangles approximately 1-inch long, 3/4-inch wide, and 1/2-inch thick. Transfer tofu to a large bowl and sprinkle with the salt, black pepper, and cornstarch. Toss with a spatula to coat.
Unlock full nutritional details with subscription
|Calories370Calories from Fat190|
|% DAILY VALUE|
|Calories from Fat190|
|% DAILY VALUE|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Katy Williamson 3 months ago
Loved this recipe!! I told my 8 y/o it was chicken breast, she ate it, loved it and then I told her it was tofu ;) Easy and delicious, will definitely make again!
Salina Thomas 5 months ago
It is good, a little too sweet so next time we will reduce the sugar we also made it without the hot peppers, next time will definitely add them in
Paul Richards 7 months ago
Ace, it's now a family staple!
Carla Keahey 8 months ago
Could use a little less sugar. Whole family liked it.
Jason Kuzniar 9 months ago
This is in our rotation, easy, great flavor
Cordova a year ago
Great! I need practice cutting my tofu. I steamed the broccoli separately while mixing tofu into simmering sauce. Daughter in law vegetarian loved it. She made white rice ‘cause it was so juicy.
Car a year ago
AMAZING!! My whole family really enjoyed this, even my toddler who doesn’t eat veggies was downing the broccoli 😲 Will definitely be making this again.
Matty B a year ago
This meal was straight fire 🔥🔥🔥. Quick and tasty 😁. I will be using it again
michelle a year ago
omg, this was the naustyest stuff i have ever tried.. this was the first time I tried Tofu and it was so bad its like eating rubber. nowi can say i tryed Tofu
V a year ago
Very nice and easy recipe.. I used sriracha for adding a bit more spice.. overall great recipe.. thanks a lot!
Lilija Apine a year ago
Really liked it! We had it with egg noodled.
Julie a year ago
DELICIOUS! This will def be incorporated into our routine meal lineup. Note to self: increase brown sugar to 4Tbsp. and to make it a more full robust meal for the hubby add soba noodles.
Schilling a year ago
very good! will make again.
Tucker a year ago
Great recipe. No need to add or change anything. Follow exactly
Anne Harris 2 years ago
i think i put too much ginger but other than that a bomb dish!
Eric Berger 2 years ago
Had an off taste, possibly a result of too much corn starch in the sauce.
Kristi Soto 2 years ago
Really good 😩🔥👍🏼
Катя Чихачева 2 years ago
It’s great in general but something is bitter there and I’m not sure what 😶
Sobin 2 years ago
Very tasty. Lots of ingredients and clean up.
Lucas Cain 2 years ago
Great! I followed the recipe exactly, and it turned out amazing. I want to try this again but I want to try the cuisine with chicken.
Amber Jefferson 2 years ago
very good, quick, and easy. will make again.
Maya Staples 2 years ago
Love how it turned out! Easy to make and super yummy! Definitely making again.
Troia 2 years ago
Turned out mighty fine. Next time, I’m going to try cutting back on sugar for my husband who is watching his his A1C. I didn’t have rice vinegar, so substituteed with white cooking wine. I probably used twice as much ginger, so it was turned out extra spicy. I’ll make it again. Next time I’ll make rice too and try other veggies too.
Bodnar 2 years ago
Nice flavor! Would like to make sugar free if that would work
Matt Hogan 2 years ago
Good. Could be more spicy
Cynthia Walton 2 years ago
Turned out great. Very easy. Tofu stuck to pan, which was irritating.
Maia Eason 2 years ago
This tasted much better than I expected it to. I had doubts about the broccoli not having seasoning and only being steamed but when I combined It with the sauce at the end it was amazing!
Soke 2 years ago
it was delicious, kids enjoyed
Enya Angel 2 years ago
LOVE how the tofu turned out. used broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. served it with egg fried rice. didn't use ginger.
Sarita Linda Carter 2 years ago
Really good. added kale, mushrooms, onion to broccoli, only had corn meal but that worked okay for the tofu. Really liked the sauce! We didn’t mix it all together- just served out of the pots on the stove We had Brown rice, too.