January 7, 2023

Sticky Sesame Tofu (gluten free, dairy free & vegan)

This easy tofu recipe is ready in under half an hour and makes for a delicious week night meal which is gluten free, dairy free and vegan! The tofu is tossed in cornflour and fried to make it nice and crispy, then coated in a lovely thick and sticky sesame sauce. It’s served with rice, spring onion and extra sesame seeds. If you do make this recipe I’d love to see, don’t forget to tag me in your photos over on social media!

Frequently Asked Questions

Which tofu block do you use?

For this recipe I use the Tofoo Co Naked Tofu but any firm tofu block would work. The trick is to make sure you drain the tofu and press out as much of the liquid as possible before frying.

Which gluten free soy sauce do you use?

I use the Kikkoman Gluten Free Tamari Soy Sauce.

Can this be stored in the fridge and reheated?

Yes, this recipe can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheated before eating.

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Sticky Sesame Tofu

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings


  • 1 block firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed ginger
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • Rice
  • 2 spring onions
  • Lime (to serve)


  • Drain your tofu and squeeze out as much excess liquid as possible. Rip the tofu into small chunks and place in a large bowl with the cornflour. Mix to coat the tofu in the cornflour.
  • To a large saucepan on a medium to high heat add 1/2 tablespoon of sesame oil followed by the tofu coated in the cornflour. Fry for around 5-10 minutes (turning half way through), until the tofu starts to crisp up.
  • Make the sauce by mixing the remaining sesame oil, soy sauce, maple syrup or agave, garlic, ginger, tomato puree, rice wine vinegar and water in a small bowl.
  • Once the tofu is cooked and crispy, turn the heat down to medium and pour over the sauce. Coat the tofu in the sauce and cook for 2/3 minutes until the sauce starts to thicken up.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the sesame seeds.
  • Serve the tofu with rice, spring onion and a lime wedge.

I absolutely love seeing what you’ve created, so if you do make this recipe (or any other recipe from my website) don’t forget to tag me over on my social media pages @glutenfreealice and use the hashtag #glutenfreealice

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