Vegan Sesame Tofu Recipe

Vegan Sesame Tofu Recipe

This healthy, sugar free, savory vegan tofu recipe is an Asian inspired delight! It makes a delectable treat for any occasion. Additionally, it’s an important protein addition for vegetarian and vegan diets.

Adding black sesame seeds, cilantro, and orange peel gives the dish an attractive flair, too. Pair this dish with with rice and steamed or sauteed vegetables for a well-balanced, delicious and nutritious meal.

Serving Size:
3-4 people
  • 1 pack of Soft Tofu
  • 1.5 cups of toasted Sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp of Chopped Ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp of sesame or sunflower oil
  • 2 tbsp of Chic pea miso
  • 2 tsp of Soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp of water (add more if necessary)
  • Cilantro, orange peel, black sesame seeds (optional garnish)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Drain the tofu and cut into bite size cubes.
  3. Marinate tofu with the sesame oil (or sunflower oil) , chopped ginger and soy sauce. Let sit for at least 20 minutes.
  4. Place the marinated tofu into pan and bake 10 mins in the oven.
  5. In order to make the sesame sauce, mix toasted sesame seeds, chic pea miso, soy sauce, ginger and water. Blend in a vitamix, blender of food processor until it makes a thick paste.
  6. Take tofu out from oven add sauce on the top bake 15 more mins again.
  7. Garnish with black sesame seeds, cilantro and/or orange peel. Serve hot and enjoy!
Ananda Mayi

Ananda Mayi

Yoga Farm Staff

Ananda Mayi is a full-time staff, hails from Japan, and took TTC at the Yoga Farm in 2014 and ATTC in 2015.  She is currently enrolled in the 800-hour Yoga Health Educator Training.

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Ananda Mayi’s Teriyaki Tofu Cakes

Ananda Mayi’s Teriyaki Tofu Cakes

Ananda Mayi’s Teriyaki Tofu Cakes   (Serves 4)
  • 1lbs. block extra-firm Tofu, coarsely crumbled
  • 1 cup of cooked Quinoa
  • 1/2 cup cooked Oats
  • 1/2 cup Carrot, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp ground Flax and/or Chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp Sunflower Oil
  • Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place all ingredients in a large bowl and thoroughly combine and mix together.
Shape a 1/4 cup of mixture into a ball and then slightly press into a flat patty about 1 inch thick. Place on a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake 10-15 min. Serve with teriyaki sauce.
Teriyaki sauce
  • 4 Tbsp Soy Sauce, such as Tamari, or Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
  • 2 Tbsp Sucanat (raw sugar)
  • 1 Tbsp Arrowroot or Cornstarch dissolved in 3 Tbsp of cold water
Place soy sauce and sucanat (or unrefined sugar equivalent) in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar dissolves, then add starch mixture and stir over heat until slightly thickened.