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Honey garlic tofu in a bowl with roasted broccoli and rice.

Honey Garlic Tofu & Broccoli

  • Author: Caitlin Rule
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Asian


This 20-minute honey garlic tofu is an easy vegetarian sheet pan meal. Crispy baked tofu is tossed in a delicious honey, garlic soy sauce, served with roasted broccoli and rice. 


  • 450g (16oz) block firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • Avocado oil spray
  • 450g (1lb) broccoli florets
  • Salt + pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • Sliced spring onions (green onions)
  • Rice or quinoa, to serve

Honey garlic sauce:

  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 3 tablespoons honey*
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon tapioca flour
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/ 400F. Grease a sheet pan with avocado oil.
  2. Prep the tofu. Cut the tofu into 1 inch cubes then press between two kitchen towels to absorb some moisture. Toss in a bowl with the tapioca flour to coat each piece.
  3. Bake the tofu. Arrange the cubes on the sheet pan in a single layer. Cook for 10-12 minutes until it turns lightly golden.
  4. Make the sauce. While the tofu is baking, whisk the soy sauce, water, honey, rice wine vinegar, garlic and tapioca flour in a small pot. Simmer for a couple minutes, until the sauce thickens slightly.
  5. Add broccoli. Spray the broccoli with oil, toss in salt and pepper. Flip over the tofu and push to one side of the pan. Add the broccoli to the other side, then roast for a further 10 minutes until the broccoli is bright green and crisp and the tofu is lightly golden brown on the other side.
  6. Coat. Pour half the honey garlic sauce over the tofu and broccoli, stirring everything around so it’s all coated.
  7. Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds. Serve over rice and enjoy!


  • Replace honey with golden syrup or agave syrup to make vegan.*
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Store leftover sauce in a jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Keywords: honey garlic, tofu, broccoli, soy sauce