Vegan Recipes



Elevate your plant-based cooking with the rich and vibrant flavors of Vegan Chinese Chili Sesame. This dish combines the bold heat of chili with the nutty aroma of sesame, creating a tantalizing sauce that perfectly coats your favorite vegan protein and vegetables. Served over a bed of rice or noodles, this Vegan Chinese Chili Sesame dish is a symphony of flavors and textures, making it a delicious and satisfying addition to your plant-based repertoire.

Full Recipe:


  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari for gluten-free)
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ONE tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce (adjust for spice preference)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
For the Stir-Fry:
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 block extra-firm tofu, pressed and cubed (or protein of choice)
  • ONE bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 2 green onions, sliced (for garnish)
  • Sesame seeds (for garnish)
For Serving:
  • Cooked rice or noodles of your choice


For the Sauce:
  1. Prepare the Cornstarch Slurry:
    • In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with water to create a slurry. Set aside.
  2. Combine Sauce Ingredients:
    • In another bowl, whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, maple syrup, sesame oil, and chili garlic sauce.
  3. Create Sauce Mixture:
    • Add the cornstarch slurry to the sauce mixture and whisk until well combined. This will thicken the sauce when cooked.
For the Stir-Fry:
  1. Prepare Tofu (or Protein):
    • Press the tofu to remove excess water, then cube it.
  2. Sauté Tofu:
    • Heat vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the cubed tofu and sauté until golden brown on all sides. Remove tofu from the pan and set aside.
  3. Cook Vegetables:
    • In the same pan, add more oil if needed. Sauté bell pepper and broccoli until slightly tender but still crisp.
  4. Combine Tofu and Vegetables:
    • Add the cooked tofu back to the pan with the sautéed vegetables.
  5. Pour Sauce Over:
    • Pour the prepared chili sesame sauce over the tofu and vegetables. Stir well to coat evenly.
  6. Simmer and Thicken:
    • Allow the sauce to simmer for a few minutes until it thickens and coats the tofu and vegetables.
  7. Garnish and Serve:
    • Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.
  8. Serve:
    • Serve the Vegan Chinese Chili Sesame over cooked rice or noodles.
Nutrition Facts (Per Serving – Makes 4 servings, excluding rice or noodles):
  • Calories: 250
  • Fat: 15g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Net Carbs: 15g

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