Lemon Baked Tofu

With the warmer weather and summer on its way I have been craving light, fresh meals.  I was also craving some protein in the form of tofu.  I did not want to make my usual baked tofu, but wanted to make it more fresh and summery tasting.  The first flavor I thought of was lemon!  So I googled some ideas for lemon baked tofu and came across this recipe!

Lemon Baked Tofu 2

This recipe was adapted from here:

Ingredients:

  • 1 block of tofu
  • 2 small lemons
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Press tofu to get out all moisture.
  2. Squeeze the juice out of the lemons into a shallow, long bowl.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and stir.
  4. Slice tofu into triangles.  (I started with 4 squares and cut each square in half to make 8 squares.  Then I formed triangles out of those squares for 16 total pieces of tofu.)
  5. Place tofu in the bowl making sure to coat each slice and allow to marinate for at least an hour, flipping once halfway through.
  6. When tofu is marinated, preheat oven to 400F.
  7. Lay tofu slices on a baking pan with foil sprayed with olive oil (to prevent sticking).
  8. Bake for about 10 minutes, flip pieces, then bake for another 10 minutes.

Lemon Baked Tofu

If you like crispier tofu, bake a little longer.  But be careful, once it starts to brown it can burn very quickly.

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