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Crispy Ginger Sesame Tofu Served with Basil and Brown Rice

This is hands down my FAVOURITE way to eat tofu from now on. 

Makes for 2-4 servings.



  • 450g firm tofu

For the sauce:

  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped  

  • ½ lemon squeezed 

  • Pinch of ground ginger 

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (or tamari)

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

  • 1 tbsp hot water

+ Brown rice and basil to serve.



  1. Crumble plain tofu on a baking tray, place in oven and bake until brown.

  2. Remove tofu from the oven, cover with sauce and let marinate in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight - Alternatively, you can skip this and eat it straight away!

  3. Serve with brown rice, basil leaves + a bit of chilli (if you’re game).


Nutrition information surrounding tofu/soy products:

  • Tofu is a complete protein source, meaning that it contains all of the essential amino acids that your body cannot synthesise.

  • Per 1 cup, it contains approximately 20g of protein.

  • Soy foods also contain plant sterols which have shown to be associated with protective health benefits.

  • 2-4 servings of soy a day as part of a balanced and varied diet is okay.


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