Sesame Ginger Baked Tofu

Sesame ginger baked tofu

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 55 mins
Servings: 5 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
162 Calories
9g Fat
11g Carbs
11g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 5 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 842mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 11g
Calcium 296mg 23%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This sesame, soy, and ginger baked tofu is an easy baked tofu recipe, inspired by the flavors of Asia. Simply whisk up a marinade, dunk your tofu in it, and then bake!

If you'd like to make it more of a full meal, add your sesame baked tofu to a vegetarian stir-fry, serve with vegetable tempura, or just about any kind of noodle dish or serve it alongside an Asian rice salad or fried rice. 


  • 2 containers firm or extra firm tofu (well pressed)
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce (swap it out for tamari if you need this recipe to be gluten-free)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger (minced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds (optional)

Steps to Make It

  1. Prepare your tofu; this one will taste best if you press the tofu first.

  2. Slice each block of tofu into 4 or 5 slices, about 2/3 inch thick. Then, slice them again to make either rectangular slabs or triangles. You can also cut your tofu into cubes about 1-inch square if you prefer. 

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, water, ginger, garlic, and sesame oil. Pour mixture over each piece of tofu in a shallow bowl or pan, and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes.

  4. Preheat the oven to 425 F and lightly grease a baking sheet. Carefully place each slice on the baking sheet and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

  5. Bake for 30 minutes, then rotate the sheet, if needed and drizzle with more marinade. Bake for another 15 minutes, or until liquid is almost dry.