This simple Asian tofu is a great treat on its own or can be a tasty addition to curries, stir fries, rice bowls, and much more! Even if you’re not already a tofu lover, baked tofu is delicious and nutritious. It adds a slight crunch to a soft inside, and it’s what converted me to the tofu game. Even if you’re a meat eater, baked tofu is a great option for meatless Mondays!
Sweet Sesame Tofu
Recipe Type: dinner
Serving Size: 1/4 block
Makes 4 servings
- 1 (14-ounce) block extra-firm tofu
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- ¼ cup agave (or honey, if not vegan)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- Remove tofu from its container, wrap with a paper towel, and gently press the excess water out.
- Slice into thin strips or cubes (whichever you prefer) and place in 9×13” pan in single layer.
- In a small bowl, mix together everything except the tofu.
- Pour sauce over the tofu and marinate for at least 15 minutes.
- While marinating tofu, preheat oven to 375°F and line with a baking sheet or a silicone mat.
- Place tofu in a single layer on the baking sheet. Brush excess marinade on the top.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until it starts to turn golden brown.
- Flip tofu and bake for another 20 minutes.
|NUTRITIONAL INFO||PER SERVING|
|Calories||180 (60 from fat)|
|Carbohydrate||20g (1g dietary fiber, 16g sugar)|
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