Sesame Crusted Tofu
"Crispy, chewy tofu so hearty and delicious you won’t miss the meat. This tofu is the perfect protein-packed topping for salad or main for dinner."
-- @ellielikescooking
Recipe Intro From ellielikescooking

Baked tofu is in regular rotation in our kitchens every week for easy weeknight meals. Serve it with rice and your favorite seasonal veggie side.

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Prep time 40mins
Cook time 30mins
Serves or Makes: 3


  • 1 pound tofu
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/ 4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch salt and pepper


  • Step 1

    Press the tofu: Place a small bowl upside down inside a bigger bowl. Wrap the tofu in a paper towel and place on top of the small bowl. Place a roughly 1 lb object on top of the tofu (pb jar, can of beans, etc.). This will allow the water the drain out of the tofu. Leave for at least 30 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Mix together soy sauce, maple syrup, lemon juice, water, and 1/4 tsp garlic powder in a large bowl. Cut the tofu into cubes and mix into marinade. Let the tofu marinate for at least 30 minutes, the longer the better.

  • Step 3

    Once the tofu has marinated long enough, preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Step 4

    Mix together flour, sesame seeds, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Coat each tofu cube in the flour mixture and place on the lined baking sheet. Make sure the tofu cubes are not touching. Bake for 25 minutes, or until tofu starts to brown.