Spicy & Sweet Glazed Tofu on Greens

BY : PUBLISHED : April 24th, 2014 UPDATED: August 25th, 2021

This dish takes a little longer than usual, clocking in around 35 minutes total, and around 6 bucks for 3 servings (not including the staples which I already had), but it’s worth it. Yeah, there is some sugar, and some oil, and some sodium.  But let’s get a little crazy.

I didn’t become a fan of tofu or bok choy until I became vegan, but now I love both.  They are great for you and can really be used in so many ways.

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Spicy & Sweet Glazed Tofu on Greens

Don't you love glazed tofu? It's the perfect backdrop for any flavors you want.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Asian
Servings 3 servings
Calories 282 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET Vegan


  • 1 block of tofu, sliced into filets
  • 2 bunches of bok choy (or other greens) halved or quartered
  • 1 Tablespoon of canola/veggie oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled & grated
  • 1/4 cup of tamari
  • 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of sesame oil


  • Put 2 cloves of minced garlic, the ginger, tamari, brown sugar, and the sesame oil in a bowl and mix it together.
  • In a pan, add a splash of water, the bok choy, and 2 cloves of minced garlic. Cook until the leaves begin to wilt, about 4 minutes.
  • In a separate pan, heat the canola oil and brown the tofu, about 3 minutes a side.
  • Pour the mixture on top, coating the tofu, and cook until it thickens, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the bok choy and gently mix it together. Cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Serve it up. Suck it down.


Calories: 282kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 22gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 1451mgPotassium: 1479mgFiber: 7gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 25021IUVitamin C: 253mgCalcium: 766mgIron: 7mg
Keyword bok choy, easy, forks over knives, plant based on a budget, plant-based, quick, recipe, sesame oil, suck it down johnny, tamari, tofu, vegan, vegetarian
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Jake switched to a plant based diet in 1996 and quickly realized he had no idea how to cook. All these years later and he's still trying to figure it out...

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