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!
This recipe was adapted from here:
- 1 block of tofu
- 2 small lemons
- 1 tbsp tamari
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- black pepper, to taste
- Press tofu to get out all moisture.
- Squeeze the juice out of the lemons into a shallow, long bowl.
- Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and stir.
- 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.)
- Place tofu in the bowl making sure to coat each slice and allow to marinate for at least an hour, flipping once halfway through.
- When tofu is marinated, preheat oven to 400F.
- Lay tofu slices on a baking pan with foil sprayed with olive oil (to prevent sticking).
- Bake for about 10 minutes, flip pieces, then bake for another 10 minutes.
If you like crispier tofu, bake a little longer. But be careful, once it starts to brown it can burn very quickly.