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Tofu broccoli bowl with sesame seeds and green onions in a patterned bowl on a marble backdrop.

Tofu Broccoli Stir Fry Bowls

Becca Harris, RD, MHSc
Naturally gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan.
Crispy tofu and stir fried vegetables make for this delicious vegan dish. Tastes great on its own or on top of rice or soba noodles.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4


  • 1 package firm or extra firm tofu (700g)
  • 2 heads broccoli, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 3-4 tbsp corn starch
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil (any high heat oil will do)


  • 2 tbsp warm water
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp tamari 
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp ginger, minced
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or agave
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2-3 tsp sriracha


  • Drain the tofu and cut into bite-sized cubes. Pat dry with a paper towel until there is as little moisture on them as possible.
  • Put 3-4 tbsp of corn starch into a large bowl and toss tofu cubes into it until they are lightly coated. This allows the tofu to get crispy (rather than mushy) when you go to fry it.
  • Measure the oil into a large fry pan on medium heat and fry the tofu cubes until browned, flipping every few minutes. This should take approximately 10 minutes. 
  • Spoon the tofu cubes back in the large bowl, and place them off to the side. 
  • With the remaining oil in the pan, pan-fry the broccoli florets until they start to crispy. About 7-10 minutes.
  • While the broccoli florets are cooking, mix together the water and cornstarch in a small bowl, until combined. Then add the remaining sauce ingredients.
  • When the broccoli is done, stir in 3/4 of the sauce on low heat. Once mixed, remove from the heat immediately. Place broccoli in another large bowl.
  • Place tofu back into the fry pan on low heat and add the remainder of the sauce. Again, once mixed, remove from the heat.
  • Portion both broccoli and tofu into serving bowls and top with sesame seeds and green onion.
  • Enjoy!


Tastes best if served immediately.
Can replace broccoli for any favourite vegetable. Can add on top of rice or soba noodles. 
Keyword dairy-free, dinner, easy recipe, gluten-free, healthy bowl, plant-based, quick, tofu, vegan