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Warm Tofu with Spicy Soy Sesame Sauce © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Warm Tofu with Spicy Garlic Soy Sesame Sauce

Leftovers are good cold.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 61 kcal


  • 1 block soft tofu ~ 16 ounce box
  • 1 large clove garlic mashed with a pinch of salt
  • 1 scallion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds exclude for low residue diet
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium gluten-free soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Korean red pepper flakes you can substitute 1/8 teaspoon regular red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic sugar


  1. Gently place tofu in a saucepan; cover with water and bring to a simmer over medium heat; reduce heat to low and simmer until warmed through, about 5 minutes.
  2. Combine mashed garlic, scallion, sesame seeds, soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flakes and sugar together in a small bowl.
  3. Before serving, carefully lift tofu from pan and pat dry with paper towels. Transfer to serving dish and spoon sauce on top.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Lillian Chou on Epicurious.

Nutrition Facts
Warm Tofu with Spicy Garlic Soy Sesame Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 61 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 534mg23%
Potassium 29mg1%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.