Honey Sesame Tofu

I ordered some Chinese take out with a friend this weekend, and my indulgence of choice was Honey Sesame Tofu.  I never had it before, and it was pretty good.  I liked the sweet flavor and thick tofu pieces.  Then I started thinking…. wait, I could make this…and make it healthier…

Honey Sesame Tofu


  1. 1 block of firm tofu
  2. 3 tbsp. oil for sauteing
  3. 2 tbsp. gluten free soy sauce
  4. 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  5. 6 tbsp. honey
  6. 2 tbsp. agave nectar
  7. 3 tbsp. plum sauce
  8. 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  9. 1 tsp. chili powder
  10. 1 tbsp. soy flour
  11. sesame seeds for sprinkling


  1. Make crispy tofu pieces, like I did in Sweet and Salty Stir Fry.  Follow steps 1-6 to dry, slice, and saute the tofu in hot oil in a shallow pan until they start to brown.
  2. While the tofu is cooking, make the honey sauce by combining soy sauce, sesame oil, honey,  agave nectar, plum sauce, apple cider vinegar, and chili powder.
  3. Heat the sauce on low until it starts to bubble, whisking thoroughly.
  4. Then add 1 tbsp. soy flour to thicken, and stir for just another minute.
  5. Pour the sauce over the tofu, sprinkle some sesame seeds, and serve over rice and/or vegetables.

Here is the take out version with rice:

Here is my version with snap peas:

Pretty close… and I am sure my version is healthier!

Happy Allergy Free Eating.



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2 responses to “Honey Sesame Tofu

  1. Thank you so much for posting this recipe. I love ordering this dish when I can find it at a Chinese restaurant but not all have it. Even better that it is a healthier version!

  2. Zoe @ Pantry and Fridge

    Wow, these look great. I will be trying these soon. My boyfriend loves a dish at Pei Wei, I can’t remember the exact name but he says the tofu tastes like pancakes and syrup. These look equally as yummy!

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