Sesame Stir-Fried Tofu

A simple and versatile way to prepare tofu. Serve as a side to rice, noodles or stir-fried vegetables.
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Vegetarian
Essential Ingredient tofu
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 160kcal
Author Aimee


  • 1 pound firm organic tofu
  • 1 large lime juiced
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • Sesame seeds to garnish


  • Cut the tofu into four pieces and lay flat on half of a clean tea towel. Cover with the other half of the towel. Place a heavy cutting board or cast iron pan on top and press the tofu for about 10-15 minutes, whatever you have time for.
  • Cut the tofu into strips about 1/2 inch thick and 1 inch long. In a medium bowl, stir together the lime juice, soy sauce and sesame oil. Add the pieces of tofu and toss gently to coat them in the marinade. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes, then drain.
  • Preheat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Brush with a teaspoon of canola oil. Add about half of the tofu to the pan (it should sizzle with it hits the oil) and cook for 2 minutes. Turn each piece of tofu over and fry for an additional 2 minutes. Tofu should be golden brown on both sides.
  • Transfer to a bowl. Top with sesame seeds if desired and serve at once as a side to rice or noodles.


Calories: 160kcal