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Crispy Sesame Tofu and Broccoli

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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.


  • 1 pound extra firm tofu (block, or a bit less, depending on package size)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger
  • 1/3 cup water (for sauce)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch (for sauce)
  • 1/3 cup tamari (gluten-free if you like)
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar (packed)
  • 4 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 2 scallions
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (for tofu)
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil (canola, safflower, or grapeseed, for first batch of tofu)
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil (canola, safflower, or grapeseed, for second batch of tofu)
  • 3/4 pound broccoli florets (4-5 cups)
  • 1/4 cup water (for broccoli)
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium70% DV1690mg
    Fat32% DV21g
    Protein47% DV24g
    Carbs9% DV26g
    Fiber24% DV6g
    Calories370Calories from Fat190
    Total Fat21g32%
    Saturated Fat2.5g13%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat190
    Total Carbohydrate26g9%
    Dietary Fiber6g24%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C130%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Cynthia Walton 16 days ago
    Turned out great. Very easy. Tofu stuck to pan, which was irritating.
    Maia Eason a month 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 a month ago
    it was delicious, kids enjoyed
    Enya Angel a month 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 months 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.
    Daniel Wiehoff 2 months ago
    Better not replace the tamari with regular light soy sauce. Turned out very salty. I'd also not dump the tofu into the sauce as it loses its crunch.
    Shayla Main 3 months ago
    Really good and easy recipe. Next time I'd add more oil to sauté the tofu so it gets more crispy, but other than that it was great as it. Wouldn’t mind adding some more veggies next time, like bell pepper and snap peas.
    Robin 3 months ago
    Great, substituted soy sauce for the tamari and ate with steamed rice.
    Mariana CarneroV 3 months ago
    A little salty for me but it was delicious, used stevia instead of brown sugar and ground pepper instrad of chilli; liked the soft taste of sesame. I also added rice in the end. It was delicious overall and easy, would make it again.
    Moni D. 3 months ago
    fabulous!!!! delicious all the way!!!!
    Jay Folson 3 months ago
    It was great! I personally will add more cornstarch to my sauce next time because I like it a bit thicker, but fantastic flavor!
    Linda P. 4 months ago
    Wonderful recipe. I tried tofu once before and it was not to my liking, although it was not prepared well. Chewy, hard like brick tiles. This recipe showed me the basics and was easy to follow and delicious. I will make it again. Look forward to trying other tofu recipes
    Helen Shohat 4 months ago
    This is a great recipe, made it 3 times now and know it by heart already. My son, who said he doesn’t like tofu devoured this and asked for more!
    calyco thomas 5 months ago
    Better than I expected, even my fussy husband liked it.
    Arlette Harutunian 5 months ago
    delicious. I'm very pleased with the end results and will make it again.
    Bethany Kern 6 months ago
    YES!!!!!! Tast like take out!
    Moser Bates 6 months ago
    The sauce was yummy. You can adjust sweet/hot/garlic to your taste. My only challenge was my tofu didn't stay crisp...any pointers appreciated. (I followed the recipe's instructions prepping it)
    Ehrlich 7 months ago
    My favorite vegetarian dish ever!
    Kim Spooner 7 months ago
    Add meat or noodles to make a main dish.
    Savory Cooking 7 months ago
    Good flavors and very easy to make. Too sweet for our taste. I made it again adjusting the amount of sugar, and we loved it. Definitely will make it again.
    Fiona 7 months ago
    Really nice, but would use a little less sugar. A bit sweet for my taste
    ZealousSousChef 7 months ago
    Very tasty! I would make it again.
    Michi 8 months ago
    Test good! I will try it again.
    Robert Cavaliere 8 months ago
    Excellent. Stuck to script and turned out well chose to serve on brown rice. A keeper
    Stephanie Martin 8 months ago
    Good! I found it needed a bit more cornstarch.
    Alex 9 months ago
    Delicious! I added bean sprouts too. Very easy to follow along.
    britt 9 months ago
    family loved it. will definitely go a little lighter with the toasted sesame oil though next time. and fry the tofu on high heat to get more of a more crisp; higher heat then you would with a meat (fisrt time cooking tofu for me, so lesson learned)
    Sarah Dibble 9 months ago
    I didn't have sesame oil, and didn't substitute anything for it, and this still came out so good! I did substitute the tamari for a slightly smaller amount of liquid aminos, because that's what I had on hand, and yeah, I will be making this again! I have sesame oil now, so imagine it'll probably be a bit better next time.
    Ishay Y. 9 months ago
    Was great! Made it with more tofu and the sauce was still more than enough.
    Ricky Carter 10 months ago
    Loved it! Made it three times in one week!