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teriyaki-inspired tofu

Teriyaki-Inspired Tofu

Sweet, savory, and spicy tofu marinated and roasted in a sticky, teriyaki-style, gluten-free and dairy-free sauce.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinate: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Japanese
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Teriyaki, Teriyaki Sauce, Teriyaki-Inspired, Tofu
Servings: 3
Calories: 209kcal
Author: alattaeats


  • Oven
  • 1 Large Bowl
  • 1 Saucepan
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Stirring utensil
  • Large baking sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Grater


  • 16 oz Extra firm tofu
  • ½ cup water
  • 6 tbsp Smoked coconut aminos regular coconut aminos work too
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Corn starch
  • 1 tsp Minced garlic approximately 1 clove
  • ½ tsp Grated ginger
  • ½ tsp Red pepper flakes optional
  • ¼ tsp Kosher salt

Topping (optional)

  • Furikake
  • Sesame Seeds


  • Cut tofu in half lengthwise. Press with paper towels on each side for 30 seconds using hands to press out excess water.
  • Cut pressed tofu into 1 inch cubes. Set aside.
  • In the large bowl, combine coconut aminos, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, olive oil, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes (optional), cornstarch and salt. Stir until corn starch dissolves.
  • Add tofu cubes to marinade and gently toss until each cube is coated. Set aside and marinate for 20 minutes. Toss after 10 minutes.
  • In the meantime, preheat oven to 425°F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Once 20 minutes passes, Add marinated tofu onto lined baking sheet and reserve remaining marinade.
  • Bake tofu at 425°F for 15 minutes.
  • While the tofu bakes, pour remaining marinade to saucepan and add 1/2 cup of water. Bring to a boil and stir constantly. Let simmer on medium heat for 1 minute and continue to stir. Remove from heat and let cool until tofu finishes baking.
  • Remove tofu from oven. Add to the bowl used for marinade and pour the marinade reduction over the tofu. Toss until tofu cubes are covered.
  • Serve with furikake or sesame seeds and enjoy!



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Serving: 1g | Sodium: 400mg | Calcium: 52mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 99IU | Sugar: 2g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 245mg | Calories: 209kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fat: 12g | Protein: 17g | Carbohydrates: 12g | Iron: 2mg
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