Tofu Sesame Stir-fry

Make your own tofu sesame stir-fry for a quick lunch or dinner this week!

April 20, 2024In RecipesBy Better Health Company

Serves: 4

Prep time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 20 mins


For marinating tofu: 

  • 2 tbsp tamari or low salt soy sauce 
  • 1 tsp sesame oil 
  • 1-2 cm piece ginger, grated 
  • 400 g firm tofu, cut into 2cm cubes 

Stir-fry sauce: 

  • ½ cup tamari or soy sauce 
  • ¼ cup vegetable stock 
  • 1 tbsp honey 
  • 1 tsp cornflour 

Other ingredients: 

  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • 2 cups of vegetables of your choice: broccoli, capsicum, beans, carrot 
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced 
  • 1-2 cm piece ginger, grated 


  1. Combine tamari, sesame oil, and ginger in a bowl. Add tofu cubes, toss to coat, and marinate. Leave to marinade for at least 15 minutes. 
  2. In a bowl, mix tamari, stock, corn flour and honey. Set aside. 
  3. Heat a wok or frying pan over medium-high heat. Toast sesame seeds until browned, about 2 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside. 
  4. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in the wok. Fry marinated tofu cubes for 3 minutes on each side. Remove tofu from pan and set aside. 
  5. Heat remaining olive oil in the wok. Add vegetables and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add ginger, garlic, and any remaining tofu marinade. Cook for another minute until fragrant. 
  6. Return tofu to the wok. Add stir-fry sauce. Cook for 1-2 minutes until sauce thickens and tofu is heated through. 

Serve: Top with toasted sesame seeds and serve hot with steamed brown rice or noodles.