Sesame and Sweet Chili Tofu


  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes4 adult servings
Sesame and Sweet Chili Tofu

Photo: Maya Visnyei

Are your kids not sure about tofu? This sesame and sweet chili tofu recipe uses soft tofu, which is mild-tasting and almost custard-like.


  • 600 g soft (not silken) tofu, drained and rinsed

  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds

  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic

  • 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp Thai sweet chili sauce

  • 1 tsp sesame oil

  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion


  • Place tofu in a pot in a single layer and cover with cold water. Place over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, then turn heat to low to keep tofu warm.

  • Heat a small frying pan on medium-low. Add sesame seeds and cook, stirring for 2 to 3 min or until well toasted. Scrape into the bowl of a mortar and pestle.

  • Crush with pestle until half the seeds are powdery. (If you don't have a mortar and pestle, crush seeds using the flat edge of a large knife against a cutting board.) Transfer to a bowl. Crush garlic in a similar fashion. Add to sesame seeds along with soy sauce, chili sauce and sesame oil.

  • Carefully remove tofu from water and slice into pieces. Place on a platter, drizzle with sauce and sprinkle with green onion.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 199, Protein 26g, Carbohydrates 8g, Fat 17g, Fibre 1g, Sodium 384mg.

Originally published in the Today's Parent March 2014 issue.

This article was originally published on Feb 20, 2014

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