Crispy Sesame Tofu

These baked sesame-crusted tofu steaks are soft on the inside, crisp on the outside and full of flavor. Tofu is a great source of protein, which can help keep you fuller for longer, and this dish is a delicious way to get more protein in your diet!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cooking Time 30 mins




  1. Drain tofu and cut into 0.5 in thick slices.
  2. Press tofu to remove excess water by placing tofu slices on a kitchen towel and placing another towel on top, and then pressing down gently.
  3. In a bowl, mix together tamari, monk fruit sweetener, sesame oil, rice vinegar and garlic. Marinate tofu in this mixture in the fridge for 30-60 minutes.
  4. Beat an egg and place in a shallow bowl.
  5. Place white and black sesame seeds in another shallow bowl and mix until combined.
  6. Coat your tofu slices. First, let excess marinade drip off. Then, dip tofu in egg, and finally dip in sesame seeds, coating all sides. Repeat for all tofu slices.
  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Transfer tofu to lined baking sheet. Spray lightly with cooking spray.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes, flip, and bake for 15 more minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and serve with your favorite sauce, steamed rice and vegetables. Enjoy!


  • Serve crispy sesame tofu with steamed vegetables, rice or noodles for a balanced meal.
  • You may substitute monk fruit sweetener with any other sweetener of choice.
  • You may omit the egg to make this recipe vegan friendly. It will still be crispy but the coating will not be as thick.