Teriyaki tofu stir fry is a mouthwatering vegan tofu recipe that the entire family will love! If you are looking for easy tofu dinner recipes, this vegan teriyaki tofu stir fry recipe is perfect!
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There is just something about stir fry recipes that make me so happy. I think because these vegan tofu stir fry recipes are always delicious. Honestly, they never seem to fail. They never let me down! This particular teriyaki tofu recipe cooks up so quickly!
What Does Teriyaki Mean?
So just for fun, I looked up the meaning of teriyaki. Basically, I learned that Teriyaki is a cooking technique that is used when making Japanese cuisine.
In North America, we tend to call any dish made with teriyaki-like sauce actual “teriyaki.” Teriyaki sauce typically has a sweetness that adds tremendous flavor to any protein that it is added to.
The method of stir fry cooking started in China. Basically, the method is cooking small amounts of food, in very hot oil in a wok.
So this teriyaki tofu recipe, combines some Japanese and Chinese history with the flavors and the method of cooking!
If you are a tofu lover, you know the stuggles of prepping your tofu. I talk all.the.time about my favorite kitchen gadget! You know, the EZ Tofu Press!
Why You Will Love This Teriyaki Tofu Recipe
- Quick and Easy – From prep to cook and done, it will take you under 25 minutes! Seriously, in under 30 minutes you have a delicious gluten free, vegan dinner.
- Healthy – Made with tofu, a gluten free sauce, and lots of veggies it’s a wonderfully healthy weeknight dish to enjoy.
- Makes great leftovers – I love making this and then heating up any leftovers the next day for lunch.
- Make Ahead – You can easily prep the sauce ahead of time so this dish is ready to be made on a crazy, busy weeknight.
EZ Tofu Press
If you’re going to be cooking with tofu, then you need an EZ Tofu Press! Tofu holds water and you need to be able to get that water out so that it firms and cooks without being soggy! All you need is the EZ Tofu Press, and you’ll be well on your way to cooking and eating tofu in no time at all. The EZ Tofu Press (affiliate ad link) takes the liquid out of your firm or extra firm tofu easily and quickly. Seriously, this machine does all the hard work for you!
Reasons WHY I LOVE my EZ Tofu Press:
- It can press virtually all sizes of firm and extra firm tofu.
- The pressing can be achieved in 15 minutes or less. (Talk about a huge time saver!)
- The press is substantially faster than spring based tofu presses.
- The press is easy to clean!
Ingredients for this Teriyaki Tofu Recipe:
- Green Beans
- Red Bell Peppers
- Coconut Aminos
- Fresh Ginger Root
- Brown Sugar
- Maple Syrup
- SunSeed Butter or Peanut butter
How to make Teriyaki Tofu Stir fry:
It is very simple, you are going to first press your tofu. Then whip up your sauce. Dice your vegetables. Wok fry/cook your tofu and veggies and top with sauce!
Want a more in-depth description of how to make teriyaki tofu stir fry? Check this out:
Using your tofu press, press the tofu for 10-12 minutes. Turning the knobs tighter every few minutes to help squeeze out moisture.
When tofu is finished pressing, cut the tofu into cubes and set aside.
In a small bowl, make your sauce. Whisk together coconut aminos, fresh ginger, brown sugar, maple syrup, SunButter and Sriracha. Set aside
Cook your tofu. Heat your wok to 350 degrees F. Add 1 T oil to wok. Add tofu and let cook 45 seconds without touching it. Then gently stir tofu, season with salt and pepper if you wish. Cook until golden brown. Set tofu aside.
Cook your veggies. Add remaining oil to wok. Add green beans and red bell pepper slices. Stir fry for 5 minutes. Add in tofu and cook for another 3 minutes or until veggies are softened.
Turn off heat and add half the sauce. Stir to coat. If you’d like more sauce, you can add it to your liking! ENJOY
Tips For Making This Recipe:
- Press Your Tofu. This really does make a difference in helping to remove moisture and make crispy tofu in the end!
- Add more sauce if need be. I often add more sauce when I am eating this dish with rice or quinoa as the grains tend to really soak up the sauce!
- Make the sauce ahead of time. The sauce in this dish can be made a head of time. That cuts your cook time down significantly!
- Enjoy for lunch! This dish works to eat it the day of or using it as a lunch prep for the week’s lunches. I enjoy this dish heated up.
- Making It Gluten Free. This dish is naturally gluten-free when you use the coconut aminos!
- Bulk It Up. You can eat the dish as is or serve over top of rice of quinoa.
What To Serve With Teriyaki Tofu
This teriyaki tofu recipe is great on it own. But you could also serve this over rice, like my Instant Pot Brown Rice. Or with quinoa or cauliflower rice. This is such a delicious meal, it would also pair well with this salad: Arugula Salad
Vegan Tofu Stir Fry FAQ:
- Is this stir fry better than take out? I mean, I probably have a jaded opinion but I say YES! A big YES! Why? Because you know exactly what it in it and you can adjust the seasonings to your liking!
- Is this teriyaki tofu recipe perfect for week nights? The answer is YES, it is quick and easy! When you do not feel like making a huge meal in the kitchen, this tofu dinner recipe cooks up quick and with minimal mess!
- Can I reheat this vegan tofu recipe? Yes, you can use this as a lunch or meal prep. I enjoy this dish reheated!
- Is this dish gluten free? Yes yes and yes! We used coconut aminos in this dish instead of a soy sauce! We are super addicted to coconut aminos (affiliate ad link) and I think once you try them you’ll be addicted to the taste too!
- Can you teach me more about tofu? Of course I can! If still have questions about tofu, just want to increase your knowledge about it or just want to geek out over it, we have something for you! We have a few educational articles that might help you out! Understanding Tofu – a beginners guide, Benefits of Tofu, 4 Simple Ways to Cook Tofu and Tips for Grilling Tofu
If you like this tofu recipe, make certain to check out these other recipes as well:
Teriyaki Tofu Stir Fry
- Using your tofu press, press the tofu for 10-12 minutes. Turning the knobs tighter every few minutes to help squeeze out moisture.
- When tofu is finished pressing, cut into cubes and set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together coconut aminos, fresh ginger, brown sugar, maple syrup, SunButter and Sriracha. Set aside
- Heat your wok to 350 degrees F. Add 1 T oil to wok. Add tofu and let cook 45 seconds without touching it. Then gently stir tofu, season with salt and pepper if you wish. Cook until golden brown. Set tofu aside.
- Add remaining oil to wok. Add green beans and red bell pepper slices. Stir fry for 5 minutes. Add in tofu and cook for another 3 minutes or until veggies are softened.
- Turn off heat and add half the sauce. Stir to coat. If you'd like more sauce, you can add it to your liking! ENJOY
- I often add more sauce when I am eating this dish with rice or quinoa as the grains tend to really soak up the sauce!
- The sauce in this dish can be made a head of time. That cuts your cook time down significantly!
- This dish works to eat it the day of or using it as a lunch prep for the week’s lunches. I enjoy this dish heated up.
- This Teriyaki Tofu IS better than restaurant dishes!
- This dish is naturally gluten-free when you use the coconut aminos!
- You can eat the dish as is or serve over top of rice of quinoa.
All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.
Are you a tofu lover? I’d love to hear your experience with tofu! Drop me a comment below telling me if you love to bake it, stir fry it, pan fry it, grill it or air fry it!