Crispy Sesame Tofu (with Sriracha Mayonnaise)

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Crispy Sesame Tofu is a fantastic vegan-friendly recipe that’s ready to eat in just thirty minutes! It’s packed with protein and tastes so good that it can convert even the most stubborn tofu-haters.

This dairy-free recipe is delicious. If you aren’t already a tofu-lover, here’s a few reasons why you should be:

  • Tofu supports heart health.
  • It’s gluten-free and low in calories.
  • Tofu is a wonderful source of protein, iron, and calcium.
  • Tofu is great to cook with; it’s versatile and absorbs whatever flavor you use.

We’re pretty sure that our recipe is going to change everyone’s mind about tofu! This crispy tofu makes for a great snack, appetizer, or accompaniment to a more hearty meal such as vegan fried rice, brown rice, apple salad, or traditional cauliflower rice. And this tofu dish tastes even more delicious with our sriracha mayonnaise! It’s a delightful combination of nutty and spicy with the perfect texture.

This Crispy Sesame Tofu recipe is…

  • Delicious
  • Vegan
  • Easy to make
  • An awesome vegan side
  • Ready in 30 minutes
  • Going to be your new favorite tofu recipe

How to Make Crispy Sesame Tofu

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  • Preheat the oven and prepare the baking tray.
  • Combine dry ingredients and non-dairy milk in a small bowl, then set aside.
  • Chop tofu in small pieces, then coat them evenly with the batter.
  • Put sesame seeds in a different small bowl and toss each tofu square in it.
  • Spread the tofu squares on the baking tray and bake, stirring halfway.
  • Combine ingredients for sriracha mayo and mix well.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks for Crispy Sesame Tofu

lined baking sheet with cubes of crispy sesame tofu scattered across it

Use Firm Tofu

Make sure to use firm tofu for this recipe. Firm tofu is best for most cooking needs. It’s the most versatile and can absorb the most flavor. Also make sure to dry your tofu before cooking it. This will help it absorb more flavor and have a good texture.

Make It Crispy

Crispy Sesame Tofu needs to be crispy, right? The tofu gets crispy with the oil used in the baking tray. Make sure to use the oil—even if your baking tray is non-stick. If you don’t have an awesome baking tray yet, here is one of our favorites: Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Bakers Sheet.



  • 12 oz firm tofu
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp rice flour
  • 3 tbsp non-dairy milk
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper or paprika; optional

Sriracha Mayonnaise

  • ½ cup mayonnaise use vegan mayo if desired
  • 1 tbsp sriracha sauce adjust to taste
  • ½ tsp garlic powder


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F, and prepare a large baking tray with a drizzle of oil in the base.
  • Mix nutritional yeast, rice flour, salt, and non-dairy milk in a small bowl. Set aside.
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  • Chop the tofu into bite-size pieces.
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  • Coat them with the prepared batter. If you run out of batter, simply make some more following the same recipe.
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  • Then, place the sesame seeds in another small bowl, and toss each piece of tofu with them.
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  • Spread the tofu nuggets in the prepared baking tray. Bake them for 5 minutes, move them around, and bake them for another 5–8 minutes or until the seeds turn golden.
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  • To make this easy sriracha mayo, you just need to mix all the ingredients until well combined.
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  • Serve these tofu bites with sriracha mayo on the side.
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Calories: 519kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 17gFat: 44gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 23gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 568mgPotassium: 289mgFiber: 6gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 72IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 492mgIron: 7mg
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