5 from 2 votes
Easy Sesame Tofu With Black Beans
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
An easy, flavorful and nourishing protein-rich dish to be enjoyed with the rice, noodles or your favorite gluten-free alternative.
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 218 kcal
Author: @dietitian_mom
  • 2 square pieces thick dried spiced bean curd (cut into thin slices)
  • 1 cup cooked black beans [166 g] (or use a rinsed and drained canned version)
  • 2 cups sliced carrots strips [91 g]
  • 2 cups sliced celery strips [97 g]
  • 2 large cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 ½ tablespoons sesame oil (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce (or tamari sauce)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (less if desired)
  1. Slice the dried spiced bean curd into thin strips. 

  2. Heat up a tablespoon of sesame oil in a large skillet on low-medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the sliced bean curd pieces. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent the bean curd pieces from sticking to the bottom of the pan and to spread the pieces out, until the bean curd pieces are browned. Turn down the heat setting if needed (if the bean curd pieces start to stick too much to the bottom of the pan). Note: if you use the thinner bean curd squares to cut into strips, you will only need to lightly pan-fry these for about 2-3 minutes in the sesame oil before removing them from the pan. Otherwise these bean curd strips will get tough and chewy.

  3. Meanwhile, slice the carrots and celery into thin strips (about 2 ½ inches in length) and mince the garlic.
  4. Remove the browned bean curd pieces from the pan to a small bowl. Set aside.
  5. Using the original skillet, heat one tablespoon of sesame oil in the pan. Once hot, add the garlic and sauté until golden, then add the carrot and celery strips, as well as the salt. Stir to coat the carrot and celery strips in the sesame oil. Let cook about 5 minutes or until the carrot and celery strips are cooked through.

  6. While the carrot and celery strips are cooking, marinate the cup of black beans with ½ tablespoon sesame oil and 1 teaspoon of soy sauce in a bowl. Stir together these ingredients and let the beans marinate for about 3-5 minutes.
  7. Add the browned bean curd pieces and the marinated black beans into the skillet. Stir-fry to mix together for 2-3 minutes (or until the black beans are heated through). Ready to serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Easy Sesame Tofu With Black Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 314mg14%
Potassium 488mg14%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 10920IU218%
Vitamin C 5.4mg7%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.