5 Best Dipping Sauces for Tofu

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Make soy taste fantastic with these flavorful dipping sauces for tofu! Healthy eating can be so easy and tasty.

Don’t love how soy tastes? Our easy dipping sauces are exactly what you need. They can make anything, from carrots to broccoli or tofu, taste amazing.

Eating more soy is a great way to get more plant-based protein and reduce meat consumption and your environmental footprint.

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Tips for cooking tofu

The key to making firm tofu taste good is to drain all the water first. Slightly squeeze the tofu or press it underneath a book and a clean towel before preparing it!

Season the pressed tofu with salt, pepper, and your favorite spices like cayenne pepper, curry, or a dash of sugar.

Cut it into cubes or thin slices and place the tofu in a hot pan with some vegetable oil. Stir your cubes or slices until they turn crispy and golden brown on all sides!

Enjoy as it is, or serve some of the following dippings sauces alongside your tofu. 
Find out how versatile silken tofu is here!

5 Best Dipping Sauces for Tofu

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Teriyaki Dipping Sauce for Tofu

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Make soy taste fantastic with these flavorful dipping sauces for tofu! Healthy eating can be so easy and tasty. You’ll love this homemade Teriyaki sauce recipe!


  • 16 oz extra firm tofu (450 g), pressed for 30 minutes
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Teriyaki Dipping Sauce

  • ½ cup soy sauce (120 ml)
  • ¼ cup sugar (50 g)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup water (60 ml)


  • Scallions, sliced
  • Sesame


  1. Cut the tofu into cubes, slices, or triangles.
  2. Add soy sauce and cornstarch to a medium-sized bowl. Add the tofu and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Heat a pan over medium-high heat and add the sesame oil. Once it’s hot, add the coated tofu.
  4. Cook, occasionally stirring, until it’s crispy on all sides. Remove from heat and set the tofu aside.
  5. Place a small pot over medium heat and add all ingredients for the Teriyaki sauce. Whisk to dissolve the cornstarch, then bring to a boil.
  6. Whisk frequently until the sauce has thickened. Adjust flavors to preferences, then let the sauce cool for a few minutes.
  7. Serve the fried tofu alongside your Teriyaki Dipping Sauce and garnish with scallions and sesame.


  • Use tamari instead of soy sauce for a gluten-free version.
  • Serve with some veggies and cooked rice!
  • Find 5 more dipping sauce recipes in the article above.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: ¼ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1229mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 14g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

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