Sesame Crusted Tofu: An easy vegan and gluten free protein to add to any meal! Delicious on top of fried rice, Asian noodles, or salads, and it's ready in 30 minutes! || fooduzzi.com recipe

Sesame Crusted Tofu

Eeeep! Isn’t this just the prettiest dish ever?!

Sesame Crusted Tofu: An easy vegan and gluten free protein to add to any meal! Delicious on top of fried rice, Asian noodles, or salads, and it's ready in 30 minutes! || fooduzzi.com recipe

Kinda obsessed with those black and white colors. And not just because it’s the colors of 98% of my wardrobe.

Speaking of my wardrobe. I haven’t bought clothes in about two years. Of course excluding random one-off Pittsburgh-themed shirts and/or socks. But yeah. Two whole years.

My sweaters, jeans, and shirts from college have been holding up surprisingly well, and because I now work from home, I really have no reason to go out and buy “work clothes,” you know? Yoga pants and black t-shirts are my work clothes.

But recently I’ve gotten the urge to “adultify” my wardrobe a bit, and maybe add some color to compliment the white and black. I’ve been thinking about Stitch Fix – has anyone tried it? Interested to hear your experiences!

Sesame Crusted Tofu: An easy vegan and gluten free protein to add to any meal! Delicious on top of fried rice, Asian noodles, or salads, and it's ready in 30 minutes! || fooduzzi.com recipe

Woah tangent. Let’s get back to this pretty tofu!

(almost positive that’s the first time anyone has ever referred to tofu as pretty)

This Sesame Crusted Tofu is quite possibly the easiest recipe in all the land. Mix marinade, toss tofu in marinade, coat with sesame seeds, bake, done. Dinner in like…30 minutes. Can I get a woot woot?

You don’t need to use black and white sesame seeds. But seriously, doesn’t it look so lovely that way? Paired along with some veggie-filled fried rice (or this Protein Fried Rice), it’s full-on stunning.

Plus, it’s tasty. Soy sauce/tamari, sesame oil, and Sriracha are paired to make a down-right delish tofu experience. I am a fan.

Sesame Crusted Tofu: An easy vegan and gluten free protein to add to any meal! Delicious on top of fried rice, Asian noodles, or salads, and it's ready in 30 minutes! || fooduzzi.com recipe

You know how tofu can be sort of mushy and chewy and weird? Yeah, the sesame seeds seriously help with that. They act as a crunch barrier to tofu’s otherwise odd texture.

If you’re typically not a tofu fan, try it crunchified with sesame seeds. Seriously a game-changer, friends!

Sesame Crusted Tofu

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An easy vegan and gluten free protein to add to any meal! Delicious on top of fried rice, Asian noodles, or salads, and it's ready in 30 minutes!

You'll Need...

  • 1 block tofu
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce or tamari (gluten free if needed)
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • splash Sriracha (optional)
  • 1/4 cup each white and black sesame seeds
  • fried rice or Protein Fried Rice for serving

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Wrap tofu in paper towels, place in the sink and set a heavy object on top. A baking sheet with a large can of tomatoes, sauce, beans, etc. works great. Let drain for 10-15 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, add soy sauce, sesame oil, and Sriracha. Remove the paper towels from the tofu, then cut the tofu into 1/2-inch chunks. Toss in the sauce.
  4. Add sesame seeds to a separate bowl. Gently mix.
  5. Take a piece of tofu and shake away excess sauce. Dredge in sesame seeds, and then place directly on a baking sheet. Continue with the remaining pieces of tofu. Cook for 20-25 minutes. Gently remove the tofu pieces from the baking sheet. Serve with fried rice or my favorite Protein Fried Rice.

Additional Notes

Adapted from this Sriracha Tofu recipe.

Sesame Crusted Tofu: An easy vegan and gluten free protein to add to any meal! Delicious on top of fried rice, Asian noodles, or salads, and it's ready in 30 minutes! || fooduzzi.com recipe

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5 Comments

  • Reply Emilie @ Emilie Eats March 14, 2017 at 10:32 AM

    Ah I’m so obsessed with those colors!!! Totally making this for an Asian-inspired bowl soon!

  • Reply Gretchen March 14, 2017 at 12:06 PM

    This looks so great! I’m also a little iffy about the texture of tofu sometimes, so this looks perfect. I’ve used stitch fix a ton in the past so let me know if you have any questions about it!

  • Reply Devan @ Eating with Emmy Lou March 14, 2017 at 1:21 PM

    This tofu really is so pretty!! My coworker got me into Stitch Fix last year, and I love it! Getting a box every few months has helped me add some good quality and unique pieces to my wardrobe. Plus, it’s so much fun to see what they send! I think it really helps if you link your profile to to a Pinterest board so that they can see what kind of style you like, and if you ask for a few specific things in each box so that you know you’re getting things you want/need! :)

  • Reply Jody Tudor March 15, 2017 at 5:39 AM

    I bet this would pair great with some bok choy

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