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How to Cook Tofu 3 Ways - broiled
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5 from 3 votes

Quick Sautéed Tofu (vegan & gluten-free)

If the thought of cooking tofu scares you - you aren't alone! Try this simple recipe for tasty and quick results.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: gluten-free, healthy, vegan, vegetarian


  • 1 350g pack firm tofu
  • ½ tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • tablespoon Braggs Soy Seasoning (or tamari/soy sauce) (if using tamari/soy, use slightly less as it's stronger in taste)
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed


  • Drain the tofu block from the water it’s in and cut it into about 4 slices, roughly 1cm thick each, then cut these in half, giving you 8 pieces total. 
  • Spread the slices on a non-stick skillet or frying pan and coat in coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of Braggs Seasoning or tamari. Sprinkle with black pepper.
  • On a medium-high stovetop heat, sauté the tofu in a frying pan for about 10 minutes.
  • Flip each slice over (they should be browned on the bottom) and re-coat with the remaining ½ tablespoon of Braggs and black pepper.
  • Sprinkle the crushed garlic between the tofu pieces and sauté for another 5-7 minutes, until the bottoms of the slices are browned.
  • Remove from the heat and serve immediately.


How to Eat It
On anything! This kind of tofu can be used as a topping for salads, chilis, curries and grain bowls. If you want to keep it simple, use it to top brown rice and steamed veggies.