Spicy Baked Tofu

Common adjectives associated with tofu: Boring. Bland. Meh.

Too bad, because tofu is only as “meh” as the method used to cook it. Think of tofu as a blank slate. Alone, it has very little flavor, but add spices, herbs or sauce and you have a delicious, high-protein addition to any meal.

Look at the crispy edges on those puppies!

Look at the crispy edges on those puppies!

Spicy Baked Tofu

  • 1 (1-inch) slab firm or extra-firm tofu, pressed
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha

Press tofu between pieces of paper towel to remove excess liquid, then cut into 1/4-inch slices. Set aside.

In a bowl, combine soy sauce, rice vinegar and sriracha; add tofu and swirl to coat. Cover and refrigerate for an hour. 

Preheat oven to 375. Place marinated tofu on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until golden brown and slightly crispy. Serve over rice, pasta, stir-fried veggies, salad greens…or whatever floats your boat.

This recipe serves 1 but could easily be doubled, tripled, etc.

I enjoyed my tofu over stir-fried cauliflower, sugar snap peas and diced avocado.

I enjoyed my tofu over stir-fried cauliflower, sugar snap peas and diced avocado.

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