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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, approximate, 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

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    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.


    Eric Berger 2 months ago
    Had an off taste, possibly a result of too much corn starch in the sauce.
    Kristi Soto 2 months ago
    Really good 😩🔥👍🏼
    It’s great in general but something is bitter there and I’m not sure what 😶
    Sobin 3 months ago
    Very tasty. Lots of ingredients and clean up.
    Lucas Cain 3 months 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 3 months ago
    very good, quick, and easy. will make again.
    Maya Staples 3 months ago
    Love how it turned out! Easy to make and super yummy! Definitely making again.
    Judy 4 months 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.
    cheryl bodnar 4 months ago
    Nice flavor! Would like to make sugar free if that would work
    Matt Hogan 4 months ago
    Good. Could be more spicy
    Cynthia Walton 5 months ago
    Turned out great. Very easy. Tofu stuck to pan, which was irritating.
    Maia Eason 5 months 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 5 months ago
    it was delicious, kids enjoyed
    Enya Angel 6 months 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 months ago
    Great, substituted soy sauce for the tamari and ate with steamed rice.
    Mariana CarneroV 8 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. 8 months ago
    fabulous!!!! delicious all the way!!!!
    Jay Folson 8 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. 8 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 8 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 9 months ago
    Better than I expected, even my fussy husband liked it.
    Arlette Harutunian 9 months ago
    delicious. I'm very pleased with the end results and will make it again.
    Bethany Kern 10 months ago
    YES!!!!!! Tast like take out!
    Moser Bates 10 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 a year ago
    My favorite vegetarian dish ever!
    Kim Spooner a year ago
    Add meat or noodles to make a main dish.
    Savory Cooking a year 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.