Baked Tofu with Creamy Tahini Sauce

Calling all tofu lovers! You must try this Baked Tofu with Creamy Tahini Sauce! With only 8 ingredients it’s packed with spicy, creamy, and savory flavors. Pair this tofu with your favorite grain and veggies and you have a quick and healthy lunch or dinner. 

For this recipe I used extra firm tofu. When shopping for my tofu I always like to get the firm or extra firm tofu just because I am not a fan of soft tofu. The first thing you want to do before baking your tofu is press your tofu for at least 15-20 minutes. You might be thinking, why should I press my tofu before baking? I like to refer to tofu as a sponge since it absorbs the liquids in which it is submerged in. When you buy your tofu it is already in water so in order to get your tofu crispy as crispy as possible you need to remove as much of the liquid in it as possible.

To press my tofu I simply placed the tofu on 2 paper towels or a clean kitchen towel and put it on a plate. I pressed the tofu by placing 2-3 heavy ceramic bowls on top of the tofu. The weight of the bowls will not squish or break the tofu but will simply just push the majority of the water out of the tofu. I then bake this tofu at 400 degrees fahrenheit for 20 minutes. I then take it out, flip it and bake it for 20 additional minutes for a total of 40 minutes. The key to baking your tofu is making sure that the tofu is evenly spread out on your pan. 

While the tofu is baking combine all the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.  Immediately after baking I place the tofu in a large bowl and pour the delicious and creamy tahini sauce on top of the tofu. I then mix it using a large spoon. You want to make sure each tofu piece is covered. Garnish with sesame seeds, and green onions. Serve with your favorite grain like rice, quinoa, or cauliflower rice and veggies!

This Baked Tofu with Creamy Tahini Sauce is: 

Savory 

Spicy 

Creamy

Quick & Easy

Comforting 

Tasty

If you make this Baked Tofu with Creamy Tahini Sauce  I would love if you would snap a photo of your food and share it with me on instagram @itsallgoodvegan.com. I can’t wait to see how you like it!

Make it Your Own
  • Do you normally not like a lot of sauce? Instead of tossing your tofu in the creamy tahini sauce drizzle the sauce on top of your baked tofu.
  • If you have an air fryer skip the baking and air fry your tofu for 20 minutes.
  • Not a fan of spicy foods? Instead of using 1 Tbsp if sriracha, just use 1 tsp of sriracha.

Baked Tofu with Creamy Tahini Sauce

  • Servings: Serves 3-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calling all tofu lovers! You must try this Baked Tofu with Creamy Tahini Sauce! With only 8 ingredients it’s packed with spicy, creamy, and savory flavors. Pair this tofu with your favorite grain and veggies and you have a quick and healthy lunch or dinner.


Ingredients

  • 1 package or extra firm tofu, pressed
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 Tbsp sriracha
  • 2 tsp soy sauce or coconut amino acids (GF)
  • 1 tsp agave or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 Tbsp water

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit (204 C).
  2. Line a large pan with foil or grease with oil to help prevent sticking.
  3. Cut the pressed tofu into bite size cubes and evenly place on the prepared pan.
  4. Bake tofu for 20 minutes. Take out, flip, and bake again for an additional 20 minutes.
  5. In a medium bowl combine additional ingredients together and whisk.
  6. Add the tofu to the bowl and mix.
  7. Garnish the Baked Tofu with Creamy Tahini with (optional) green onions and sesame seeds.
  8. Eat your tofu by itself or with your favorite grain and veggies.

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