Sesame Tofu & Broccoli

by Jill Dalton

This Sesame Tofu & Broccoli is a quick and easy dish centered around the nutritional powerhouse that is broccoli. The tangy sauce has just a hint of sweetness that is balanced by the rich flavor of the toasted sesame seeds.

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Sesame Tofu & Broccoli

Print Recipe
Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 3.9/5
( 25 voted )


1/2 cup (112g) pitted dates
1 tablespoon chopped ginger
4 tablespoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/4 cup (35g) toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon low sodium tamari
2 teaspoons dark miso
1 1/2 cups (354ml) water

14 ounces (396g) extra firm tofu
5 cups (350g) broccoli florets
red pepper flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 400° (204°C).
  2. Add all sauce ingredients to a blender and blend until dates are completely pulverized.
  3. Cut tofu into bite sized cubes.
  4. Place the tofu into a bowl and pour about half a cup of the sauce over them.
  5. Stir to coat the tofu cubes.
  6. Place cubes onto a parchment lined baking tray and bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Steam the broccoli in a pan by adding a cup of water to the pan and cooking on medium high, with the lid on for 5 minutes.
  8. Drain remaining liquid off of the broccoli.
  9. Add the tofu to the pan with the broccoli and pour the remaining sauce on top.
  10. Cook for a few minutes until the sauce slightly thickens.
  11. optional: if you would like a thicker sauce, add a tablespoon of arrowroot or corn starch to a couple tablespoons of water and stir into the sauce while still on the heat.
  12. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
  13. Serve over rice.
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Linda April 9, 2022 - 12:09 pm

I’m eager to try this recipe for lunch today! Just what I was looking for! Thank you!

Ilona April 9, 2022 - 2:13 pm

Do you think I could use white miso instead of dark one for this recipe?

Jill Dalton April 12, 2022 - 10:20 am


Val April 9, 2022 - 9:41 pm

I do not have Instagram. How do I see other people’s comments? Thank you in advance.

Jill Dalton April 12, 2022 - 10:16 am

The comments are posted on our YouTube posts.

jam1962 April 14, 2022 - 4:08 pm

Wow! What an awesome resource. Thank you! (Can’t wait to try this recipe.)

Margarita April 17, 2022 - 1:15 am

This was so flavorful and delicious!

I often struggle to find recipe for which I can find all the ingredients (I live on Japan).

We are also enjoying the sauce as a dressing. Thank you, Jill!


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