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Plate of teriyaki tofu and broccoli paired with noodles.

15 Minute Teriyaki Tofu

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  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American


This teriyaki tofu is vegan, gluten free and comes together in just 15 minutes. Coated in a sweet soy glaze and a pop of citrus, this quick weeknight dinner will be an instant favorite.



Pan-fried Tofu

  • 1 block of super firm tofu***
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp neutral oil

Teriyaki Sauce

  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 2 tbsp sake or water***
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coconut sugar or organic white sugar

For Serving

  • 2 servings of ramen noodles
  • 2 cups steamed broccoli
  • Lime wedges
  • Lime zest
  • 1/2 inch knob of ginger (grated)


  1. Cut tofu into cubes and place in a gallon freezer bag with cornstarch, nutritional yeast, lemon pepper and salt. Shake bag to coat and set aside.
  2. Combine tamari, sake, and sugar and stir well to dissolve most of the sugar then set aside.
  3. Warm oil in a skillet to medium heat and then add tofu pieces. Cook tofu evenly, making sure to flip and stir tofu until golden, about 4-5 minutes.
  4. Once tofu is golden, pour in sauce and allow to heat through and begin to bubble. Stir tofu in sauce frequently to coat as it thickens, about 3-4 minutes. Tofu should appear glossy on the outside surface.
  5. As the sauce thickens, add in steamed broccoli and sauté to coat.

To Serve

  1. Prepare noodles according to package. Divide portion of noodles between two plates and top with teriyaki tofu.
  2. Garnish tofu with lime zest, grated ginger, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.