Asian Black Pepper Tofu

Ready in 10 minutes

Serves 2 people

  • 223calories
  • 10g protein
  • 4g carbohydrates
  • 17g fat


  • 14 oz soft tofu
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 chopped green onion


  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  1. Drain your tofu and place on a plate covering with a paper towel to absorb excess water
  2. Set tofu in a plastic bag and coat with 3 tbsp soy sauce to then set in the fridge to marinate for at least 30 minutes
  3. Set a medium-sized saucepan to medium-high heat
  4. Take out tofu and dice into 1 inch pieces while saucepan heats up
  5. Drop 2 tbsp coconut oil onto saucepan and spread the oil as it melts until the saucepan is evenly coated
  6. Place the tofu in the pan, coating with ground black pepper, and sear it on each side for 2-3 minutes or until crispy
  7. While the tofu cooks, chop the green onion and place into a small bowl with sesame seeds
  8. Remove tofu from pan, place on plate, and garnish with green onion, sesame seeds, and more soy sauce if desired!

Lately, with the influence of my girlfriend’s pescatarian sister, I’ve explored some different food options. Normally, I love my meat. I love chicken, turkey, and definitely some thinly sliced beef. But I’ve never really strayed away from those options because of the fact that they all contain some delicious protein.

But, I’m an adventurer. I like to explore the unknown and try new things. With that passion inside me, I ventured into the world of vegetarianism and tried out a tofu dish!

Along with my passion for newness is also a strong passion for Asian cuisine. I think they have some beautiful flavor combinations that seem to always turn out with a certain visual elegance. But enough of my short stories! Please try out this savory dish, as it will speak to multiple of your senses and bring some delight to your mouth, because you deserve it!


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