Tofu and broccoli stir-fry with garlic sauce

Tofu & broccoli stir-fry with garlic sauce

Total Time
30 min
15 min
15 min
Coating the tofu in cornstarch helps the tofu brown nicely and form a golden crust. Sprinkling the finished dish with sesame seeds is an optional but very tasty touch!


Low sodium soy sauce

¼ cup(s)


5 tsp, divided

Dark sesame oil

1 tsp

Extra firm tofu

14 oz, cut into 1-inch chunks

Canola oil

3 tsp, divided


12 oz, florets


2 medium, sliced (1 cup)

Jarred minced garlic

4 tsp

Fresh ginger

2 tsp, fresh, peeled, grated

Crushed red pepper flakes

¼ tsp

Sesame seeds

2 tsp, toasted (optional)


  1. In a small bowl, combine ½ cup water, soy sauce, 2 tsp cornstarch, and sesame oil. Set sauce aside.
  2. Place tofu on a paper towel–lined plate and top with paper towels. Gently press tofu to remove excess water. Remove paper towels. Sprinkle tofu on both sides with remaining 1 tbsp cornstarch.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tsp canola oil over medium-high. Add tofu and cook, without stirring, until bottom is lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Cook, tossing occasionally, until tofu is evenly browned, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  4. Heat remaining 1 tsp canola oil over medium-high in same skillet. Add broccoli and carrots and drizzle with ¼ cup water. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, ginger, and crushed red pepper and cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in sauce and tofu. Cook until sauce thickens, about 1 minute. Divide among 4 bowls. Sprinkle with sesame seeds (if using).
  5. Serving size: 1½ cups tofu stir-fry and ½ tsp sesame seeds