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  • Makes 6 pieces

This eye-catching dish might be simple to make, but its flavors are deliciously complex! Silken tofu soaks up a succulent sauce loaded with rich umami and spicy heat. Be sure to prepare the sauce in a blender so that it thoroughly emulsifies. Sprinkle everything with fresh chives or scallions for an elegant appetizer or a quick main dish when you’re craving Asian flavors but are short on time.

Soft Tofu with Black Sesame and Wasabi Sauce on a wooden cutting board and sprinkled with scallinos


  • ½ of a 12.3-oz. package silken extra-firm or firm tofu, drained
  • 2 teaspoons black sesame paste
  • ¼ teaspoon wasabi paste
  • ¼ teaspoon tamari
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Japanese chives (garlic chives) or scallion


  1. Cut tofu into six ¼-inch-thick pieces. Arrange on a platter.
  2. In a small blender combine sesame paste, wasabi paste, tamari, and 1 tablespoon water. Cover and blend until smooth. Drizzle sauce over tofu. Sprinkle with chives.

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For the majority of the world, would you please put measurements in metric as well.

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Darshana Thacker Wendel is a vegan chef specializing in whole-food, plant-based cuisine. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, she is the author of the Forks Over Knives: Flavor! cookbook, recipe author for the book Forks Over Knives Family, and recipe contributor to The New York Times best-selling book The Forks Over Knives Plan. Her recipes have been published in The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, Forks Over Knives magazine, and LA Yoga magazine online. Visit for more.

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