Spicy Sesame Ginger Glazed Tofu (Baked)

Tofu can appear to be pretty grim all by it's lonesome, and can taste pretty bland too. However, it doesn't have to be! With this Spicy Sesame Ginger Glazed Tofu, we show you a great way to spice up any ordinary tofu dish. After you learn the basic baking method, you can experiment with different marinades, to get different flavors. It's pretty simple once you know what you are doing. 🙂

Spicy Ginger Glazed Tofu
Tofu can taste pretty damn good by itself, if you know what you are doing. This recipe is sure to kick your tofu recipes up a notch, maybe 10!
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Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
55 min
108 calories
11 g
0 g
5 g
6 g
1 g
183 g
3974 g
2 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 108
Calories from Fat 38
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 3974mg
Total Carbohydrates 11g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 package firm/extra-firm tofu (14oz)
  1. 1/4 cup soy sauce, low sodium
  2. 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  3. 2 Tbsp lime juice (~1 lime squeezed)
  4. 1 Tbsp minced ginger, fresh
  5. 1 Tbsp Sriracha
  6. 1 Tbsp sesame seeds (optional)
  1. Drain Tofu: Drain water from package and slice tofu width-wise into blocks; you should get about 8-12 pieces. Wrap these in a clean dish cloth (recommended) or paper towels (~8). Place them on a flat surface and top with something heavy (canned vegetables, recipe books, etc). Make sure enough weight is on all of the pieces to ensure the moisture is being squeezed out. Let sit for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Prepare marinade: While the tofu is draining, combine all of the marinade ingredients, except the sesame seeds (these will be used later) and whisk together. Pour into a shallow dish, something that will allow all of the tofu to stay in a single layer and still be covered by the marinade (I find using two plastic containers works well since I don't have a shallow dish that fits all pieces without being too large). When the tofu is ready, place into the shallow dish and let sit in fridge for at least 10 minutes, but up to two hours is recommended. The longer it sits, the more flavor it will soak in. Tip: I have made this in a rush, only soaking for 10 minutes and it still tasted great!
  3. Bake: When you are ready to bake, heat the oven to 400 degrees. Place marinated tofu onto a baking sheet, top with half of the sesame seeds, and bake for 10 minutes. Flip tofu (carefully), you should notice it starting to brown. Spoon extra marinade onto the tofu, add the rest of the sesame seeds, and bake another 10 minutes. Flip once more, adding sauce, and bake for 5-10 minutes, or until both sides are golden brown. Let cool and serve in wraps, on sandwiches, in salads... the options are endless!
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