Sweet & Smoky Sesame Tofu

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is how to make tofu taste good? I can understand why most people think this way, its not the most common food out there to begin with and a lot of recipes out there give it a bad reputation in my opinion. However, over the past few years of dipping my toes in with the strange, white block of soybeans smushed together Im happy to say that it's now one of my favourite go to's. Ive managed to make a few delicious recipes with it, one of them being this sweet and smoky sesame tofu recipe that I'll be sharing with you today.  


I prefer to use organic tofu when I can to ensure that it's non-GMO soy that I'm consuming so I encourage you to shop around to find one that best suits your preferences. There are a lot of different types of tofu out there but my personal favourite is extra-firm as it makes the crispiest tofu.....no one likes soggy tofu! 

You will need the following...

  • 1 block of organic extra firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp regular paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1.5 tbsp low sodium tamari (gluten free soy sauce)
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • black pepper to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place your tofu on a towel to absorb some of the moisture before slicing, once dried, slice into cubes.
  3. Place chopped tofu into a large bowl and top with all of the spices, maple syrup, tamari, sesame seeds and give it a good mix, save the tahini for later.
  4. Once the tofu is evenly coated with the spices, place on a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly drizzle tofu with the tahini.
  5. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until crispy.
  6. Enjoy!

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