Toasted Sesame Oil: Turning Tofu and Greens from Nothing to Something

Photo by: Nicole Cho

Are you a tofu UNenthusiast or a “greens are gross” gal? Well, Toasted Sesame Oil (different from regular ole sesame oil) is about to save your day. It flavors tofu, kale, and other greens in a way that will take your breath away.

All you need to do: Add 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil plus 2 teaspoons olive oil (less expensive and higher smoke point than the sesame oil) to a skillet over medium heat. Add 1-block-worth of tofu cubes or a large bunch of dark leafy greens pieces along with a tablespoon of soy sauce. Cook for 5-10 minutes, covered, adding water 2 tablespoons at a time as needed to prevent sticking. Add more soy sauce as needed for flavor. Shepow! Delicious.

What’s your go-to tofu or greens recipe?

2 thoughts on “Toasted Sesame Oil: Turning Tofu and Greens from Nothing to Something

  1. shannon says:

    This is so easy it hardly seems fair to call it a recipe. But as a quick meal, I take a can of black beans and a can of diced, fire-roasted tomatoes and green chiles. Heat them in a pot on the stove and then throw in whatever sturdy greens I have on hand – kale, collard, etc. – I like to use the pre-chopped mixed greens for cooking from Trader Joe’s. Let the greens wilt. Serve over brown rice. And for me, with plenty of hot sauce. Yum!

    • Jen Reilly says:

      I love it, Shannon! Quick meals and non-recipe recipes are the only way to go! I love lentils with curry powder and greens, so I’ll definitely have to try the black bean/ tomato/ greens/ hot sauce combo. Thanks! – Jen

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