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Tahini-Battered Tofu

Tahini-Battered Tofu

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Tofu with a light sesame, garlic, and whole wheat batter that can be baked or fried. Great results with little to no oil. My husband likes this recipe.

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  • Calories:
  • 207 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 12.9 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.1g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 13.7 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 261 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a shallow baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Mix together the tahini, wheat flour, garlic, egg white, soy sauce, and water in a large bowl. Toss in the tofu, and mix so the tofu is coated. Arrange tofu in prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in preheated oven.
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This was actually pretty good - I left out the flour and the water and added 2tsp lemon juice and made a paste-like batter. I cooked it in a frying pan with a little olive oil. Stuffed it in a pita with tzatiki and fresh tomatoes! YUM!


I had my doubts about this recipe, but I had some tahini and about-to-expire tofu that I wanted to use up. I should've trusted my instincts because this was AWFUL!!! (Sorry "Queenie") It was, in fact, inedible. I chose to bake it; maybe frying would have been better but I won't be giving this one another chance.


I was intrigued by this concept despite the many negative reviews it received. I decided to give it a try with a few modifications. I used about 6 table spoons tahini instead of 4. I used 2 whole eggs instead of whites only. I used a table spoon of oyster sauce as well as soy. I used up some corriander we had in the fridge. I cut the amount of liquid by half and cut the water with a generous amount of balsamic vinegar. I used white flour since this was what we had on hand. I also added some salt and red chili flakes. I dipped thin slices of extra firm tofu in the batter, leaving some in the bowl. Half way through baking, I poured on the rest of the batter. I baked for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. My partner and I thought this version tasted great.