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Crispy Tofu with Seed + Mill Tahini Sesame Sauce

This dish features extra-crispy tofu and extra-nutty tahini drizzle for an extra-ordinary meal! It is the perfect low maintenance lunch or dinner that can be easily customized to your liking - we love serving this dish over rice. A delicious and healthy recipe created by Susan Spungen and Seed + Mill.
30 Minutes
11 Ingredients
Spice Level

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Crispy Tofu with Seed + Mill Tahini Sesame Sauce

Recipe for Crispy Tofu with Seed + Mill Tahini Sesame Sauce


For 2-4 servings

For the tofu

  • 14oz firm tofu, drained
  • 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 2 tsp sesame oil or neutral vegetable oil, plus more for cooking
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp dried minced garlic

For the sauce

  • ½ c Seed + Mill Organic Tahini
  • 1 tbsp chili crisp, or more to taste
  • 1 tsp white miso
  • ¼ c water

Step by step

step 1

Cut the block of tofu widthwise into 4 pieces. Then cut in half to have 8 rectangles. Lay tofu out in a single layer on a double thickness of paper towels and press lightly. Let sit until paper towels are saturated.

step 2

Place the tofu on a dinner plate. Sprinkle with the soy, sriracha, salt, and oil. Use hands to coat the tofu well. Let sit, tossing once or twice until the tofu absorbs the liquid.

step 3

Use a small strainer to sift half the cornstarch over top, turn the pieces and sift the remaining cornstarch over, then use your hands to coat everything well.

step 4

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons neutral vegetable oil and add tofu with one of the large sides down. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the tofu is well browned and crisp on the first side. Turn over and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.

step 5

Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute, tossing, until the garlic is a shade darker.

step 6

Make the sauce by mixing all the sauce ingredients until it is creamy and smooth, adding more water as needed to reach the desired consistency.

step 7

Drizzle the tahini sauce over tofu and enjoy!