Sesame-Coated Tofu

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Tofu slices are coated with tahini, tamari and sesame seeds and cooked until the sesame seed coating turns golden brown and fragrant.

  • 4Servings


  • 2 Tbs. tamari
  • 1 lb. extra-firm tofu, cut into 8 triangle-shaped slices, 1/2-inch thick
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 2 Tbs. vegetable oil


Brush 1 tablespoon tamari over tofu slices and set aside.

Combine tahini, 1/3 cup water, lemon juice and remaining 1 tablespoon tamari in blender or food processor and process until smooth. Transfer mixture to shallow bowl.

Place sesame seeds on plate. Dip and coat tofu slices in tahini mixture, then in sesame seeds.

In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add coated tofu slices and cook until lightly browned, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Work in two batches if necessary. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 178
  • Carbohydrate Content: 5 g
  • Fat Content: 15 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 225 mg