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10 Minute Tofu Appetizer - an easy, vegan cold tofu dish that is great as an appetizer!
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Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Lin

10-Minute Tofu Appetizer

In this recipe, I'm using a 12-ounce package of tofu, but it works with larger packages of tofu, too. There should be enough sauce for a 14 or 16-ounce package.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins


  • 1 12-ounce package soft or silken tofu
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon safflower oil, or any neutral oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce, use tamari if gluten free
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 stalk of scallions, finely chopped
  • toasted sesame seeds


  • Remove the tofu out of the package and drain the water. Slice the tofu into 1/4-inch slices. If you want more bite-sized pieces of tofu, you can chop it into 1/2-inch cubes.
  • Place the minced garlic in a small bowl.
  • Heat the safflower oil in a small saucepan for about a minute over medium heat. When the oil is hot, turn of the heat. Pour the oil over the garlic. You should be able to hear the garlic sizzle.
  • Add the soy sauce (or tamari), rice vinegar, and sesame oil to the garlic oil. Stir to combine.
  • Pour some of the garlic sauce onto the tofu. You can use as much of the sauce as you like. Top tofu with chopped scallions and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.


NUTRITION INFORMATION: Amount for 1/4 of Recipe: Calories: 107, Total Fat 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 561mg, Cholesterol: 0mg, Total Carbohydrate: 3g, Dietary Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 0.7g, Protein 8g
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