Miso Tofu Bites


Prep Time:

15 minutes 

Cook Time:

15 minutes


about 36 bites



These are the perfect little bite size appetizer to share with friends and family while you are finishing up dinner preparations. You can easily double the recipe to make enough for a crowd.


2 tbsp (30 mL) sesame seeds
Half a 350 g pkg extra firm tofu, drained
1 tbsp (15 mL) sesame oil
2 tbsp (30 mL) sodium reduced tamari
1 tsp (5 mL) white miso paste


In a small dry skillet, toast sesame seeds, shaking pan over medium heat for about 3 minutes or until light golden. Remove to shallow bowl and let cool.

Cut tofu into about 36 1-inch (2.5-cm) cubes and pat dry.

In a nonstick skillet, heat sesame oil over medium high heat and add cubed tofu. Cook tofu, shaking pan often for about 8 minutes or until golden brown.

In a small bowl, whisk together tamari and miso paste. Add to skillet and toss until tofu is coated and well glazed. Remove from heat.

Pierce each cube with a toothpick and roll bottom or sides into sesame seeds. Place on serving platter or board to enjoy!

Tip: Alternately, you can toss the cubes with the sesame seeds in the pan, then serve them up with toothpicks on the side.

Tip: These little bites would be a perfect addition as a salad topper or croutons.

Nutrition Information (per serving - 3 bites):

  • 35 calories

  • 3 g protein

  • 3 g fat

  • 1 g carbohydrate

  • 0 g fibre

  • 0 g sugars

  • 134 mg sodium

Emily Arsenault