How To Cook Tofu: Simple, Easy Baked Tofu Recipe

Use Versatile Baked Tofu in (almost) Endless Veg Recipes

Baked Tofu

Baked tofu keeps well in a tightly sealed container in the fridge.

We suggest doubling the recipe so you'll have plenty of baked tofu in the fridge for quick & easy meals (see 10 Tasty Things below).

We love baked tofu with brown rice or quinoa and roasted veggies with chick pea gravy.

4 Servings

Cook Time: 30 Min, 1 hr to marinate

See Below: 10 Tasty Things to Do with Baked Tofu

Nutrition Data Per Serving: 166 cal, 7g carb, 10g fat, 266mg sodium, 2g fiber, 14g protein, low cholesterol, good source Vit. K, calcium. Estimated glycemic load 4.

Baked Tofu Ingredients

  • 1 water pack block extra firm tofu
  • Marinade:
  • 1/4 cup white cooking wine
  • 2 Tbsp vinegar (balsamic or apple cider or a mixture)
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce (recommend reduced sodium as cooking wine is salted)
  • 1 - 3 tsp sugar or agave syrup
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke OR smoked paprika
  • 2 - 3 cloves fresh garlic minced OR 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 scallions minced OR 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • Optional: 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Optional: 1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger OR 1 tsp ground ginger
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Marinating and Baking the Tofu:

  1. Put all the marinade ingredients in a jar, screw the lid on tight, and shake until well mixed
  2. Press the block of tofu between an old dishtowel or paper towels to remove any excess water
  3. Slice the tofu in 1/2 inch slices, and lay side-by-side in a flat baking pan
  4. Spread the marinade over and under the tofu slices
  5. Cover and marinate 1 hour or more in the fridge, turning once or twice if possible
  6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  7. Arrange the tofu slices on a baking sheet, oiled or covered with parchment paper.
  8. Bake 30 minutes
  9. Turn over halfway through the baking
  10. Less baking time, if it looks very done halfway through
  11. Broil for a few minutes on each side to give the baked tofu a crusty finish

10 Tasty Things To Do With Baked Tofu

Fried Quinoa, Baked Tofu, Tzatziki Sauce

1. Combine with quinoa pilaf

2. Drown in chick pea gravy

3. Fold baked tofu in a bun with fixins

4. Make a monster tofu sandwich

5. Nudge baked tofu into noodles

6. Pair baked tofu with pasta & veggies

7. Serve with fried rice or fried quinoa and tzatziki sauce

8. Stir baked tofu into a stir fry

9. Toss baked tofu into a salad

10. Wrap with veggies 'n' salsa

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