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Super-Easy Tofu Teriyaki

Tofu teriyaki recipe

This simple recipe is all about the sauce, which absorbs into the tofu to make it remarkably flavorful. Double the recipe if you’re feeding a hungrier group, as this makes 2 to 4 moderate servings. If you’d like, serve this over steamed broccoli. Store-bought vegetable sushi rolls add a “wow” factor to the meal. Recipe adapted from Plant Power. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

Tofu teriyaki dinner

Super-Easy Tofu Teriyaki

This simple recipe for tofu teriyaki is all about the sauce, which absorbs into the tofu to make it remarkably flavorful.
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Course: Tofu
Cuisine: Japanese-style
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 2 to 4
Author: Veg Kitchen


  • 14- to 16- ounce tub extra-firm tofu

Teriyaki Sauce

  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium natural soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/4 cup sake or white wine or substitute vegetable broth or water
  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil optional
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar or other liquid sweetener
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1 to 2 cloves crushed or minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger


  • Drain the tofu and cut into 6 slabs crosswise. Blot well between pieces of paper towel or clean tea towel. If you have time and can press the tofu ahead of time in a tofu press, so much the better.
  • Combine all the ingredients for the teriyaki sauce in a small container and whisk together.
  • Heat 1/4 cup of the teriyaki sauce in a wide skillet (make sure to whisk well before measuring). Arrange the tofu slices in a single layer. Cook over medium-high heat until the bottom is nicely browned, 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Drizzle in 1/4 cup more sauce; flip the tofu slices and brown the second side, which will likely take less time than the first, with the skillet now that much hotter.
  • Serve at once. Pass the remaining sauce around to embellish individual servings.

Tofu teriyaki dinner

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    March 24, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    5 stars
    Yum – this looks delicious and so easy! Thank you!

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