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Marinated Tofu

You'll love this deliciously easy vegan recipe for marinated tofu. Serve tofu on salads, with stir fries, or even on sandwiches.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Marinated Tofu
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 99kcal
Author Marly

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 15 ounces extra-firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

  • Remove the tofu from the package and press the tofu to remove excess liquid. 
  • Slice pressed tofu into 1/2-inch cubes. Pat cubes dry with paper towels. 
  • In a lidded rectangle dish (like a small pyrex), stir together the tamari, oil, vinegar, garlic powder, and onion powder. Add the tofu cubes and toss gently. Cover and place in the fridge to marinate for at least 30 minutes, or up to several hours.
  • To bake tofu: When the tofu is ready, preheat oven to 400F. Cover a baking dish with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray. Place the tofu in a single layer in the baking dish. Bake for 25  - 30 minutes, until golden brown.
  • To pan-fry tofu: When the tofu is ready, place a skillet over medium heat. Add a teaspoon or two of olive oil (or sesame oil) and add marinated tofu. Cook for 5 - 7 minutes and use tongs or a spatula to flip tofu. Cook for another 5 - 7 minutes on each side.

Notes

Use a tofu press like the one in the post above to press tofu. Or if you don't have a tofu press, wrap tofu in a kitchen towel and place it on a plate. Top it with something heavy and let it sit for awhile to press the moisture out.
If you don't have issues with gluten, feel free to sub soy sauce for the tamari.

Nutrition

Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 570mg | Potassium: 191mg | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1.5mg