Easy Teriyaki Tofu

Easy Teriyaki Tofu

I make this recipe way too often. Why? Because it’s so freakin easy. This is the perfect recipe for all the lazy vegans like me.

To be honest, this is a very light-tasting tofu recipe. This is for tofu lovers. So if you came for a tofu recipe that will make you forget you are eating tofu, unfortunately, this one isn’t it =/

BUT if you love (or even like) tofu, and just want to enhance it, welcome to my favorite and ridiculously easy tofu recipe!

To Start…

Because this is a fast and lazy recipe, we are not going to press the tofu. Take it straight out of the packaging and chop it into cubes. I do not care for my tofu to be crispy for this recipe. If you desire a crispier texture then you’ll have to press your tofu. ( I have a post for that: How to Press Tofu Without a Tofu Press) I do however like to use firm or extra-firm tofu.

Heat up about a tbsp to 2 tbsp of oil in a non-stick frying pan on medium-high heat. Vegetable oil is probably best, but I use olive oil most of the time.

Fry the tofu in the oil, gently stirring occasionally. Do this until the tofu starts to turn a very light yellow on all sides. Reference the photo below.

Lightly coat the tofu with garlic powder (1/4-1/2 tsp), a pinch of salt, and a pinch of pepper.

Cook for another minute or two.

Turn the heat down to a simmer and coat the tofu with soy sauce and then agave syrup. I’ve tried maple syrup with this recipe and it just isn’t the same for me. But it’s a good substitute for agave if that’s all you have.

Then the tofu is ready!

Easy Teriyaki Tofu

Keyword gluten-free, Teriyaki, tofu
Servings 2


  • Non-stick frying pan


  • 1 Package Tofu Firm or Extra Firm
  • 1-2 tbsp Oil olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Soy Sauce to taste
  • Agave Syrup to taste (can substitute maple syrup or brown sugar)


  • Chop the tofu into 1-inch cubes.
  • Heat the oil on a non-stick pan.
  • Fry the tofu, occasionally stirring, until it is a light yellow color.
  • Coat the tofu in garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Fry for another minute or two.
  • Turn down the heat to a simmer or the lowest setting.
  • Drizzle the soy sauce and then the agave syrup.
  • Let that cook for another minute.
  • Ready to serve!