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Crispy Tofu Bites

Crispy tofu bites paired with a sweet and tangy dipping sauce!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course lunch
Cuisine American, asian
Servings 2


  • 1 block extra firm tofu, water drained and excess water absorbed
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp lime
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp agave, honey or granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil


  • Drain the excess water out of the extra firm tofu by placing it on a paper towel and pressing down.
  • Cut tofu into 1 inch cubes
  • Combine corn starch, sesame seeds, garlic powder, salt and pepper on a plate. Role the tofu bites in the corn starch, coating each side.
  • Heat coconut oil in a large skillet until hot. Add tofu bites and cook until a golden crust forms on each side, about 4-5 minutes per side, depending on heat. Transfer to a paper towel to drain excess oil.
  • To make sauce: combine soy sauce, vinegar, agave, sesame oil and lime. Stir to combine.
  • Serve as an entre with a veggie side, in a salad, or as a snack!


  • When I place the tofu bites in the skillet, I try to place the side with the most surface down first (my bites are never perfect squares).  Then when I flip it, I flip to the opposite side.  I usually fry one more of the smaller sides before transferring to the paper towel.  There are 6 sides in total, so if you don't want to fry each side, don't worry about it! 
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