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Straightforward & Scrumptious Baked Tofu Recipe

This lemon herb tofu recipe is a staple tofu recipe for my household, and one which goes manner again. Again to my second cookbook, Vive le Vegan.

lemon herb tofu

I’m sharing this tofu recipe right this moment as a result of it’s one that you would be able to flip to again and again. The elements are quite simple. The preparation is past straightforward. And the flavour is definitely way more delicious than it seems. A type of conditions the place the entire is greater than the sum of its elements.

My unique model of this lemon herb tofu included some oil within the marinade. Not rather a lot, which implies it’s actually fairly straightforward to omit from the recipe and make this an oil-free baked tofu dish.

lemon herb tofu

And even should you don’t are likely to prepare dinner oil-free, I don’t assume the oil added an excessive amount of texture or taste on this tofu (because it isn’t fried). So it’s actually not ‘missed’ within the preparation.

On a private be aware, I keep in mind making this tofu recipe so, so typically when the youngsters have been younger. Once they have been actually little they didn’t love the dried herbs within the dish. However, they quickly grew out of that section and this was a recipe I stored in rotation as everybody beloved it.

You possibly can serve this scorching with a cooked grain like rice or quinoa, and serving with a aspect of baked candy spuds or candy potato fries is very good!

lemon herb tofu

I additionally love leftovers of this tofu. For me, leftovers are little meals goldmines for packing lunches and making lunch bowls. I speak about leftovers rather a lot in Dreena’s Form Kitchen, and provides many concepts to “repurpose” leftovers into new dishes.

So you should utilize leftovers of this lemon herb tofu in a salad bowl, in a wrap, crumbled to prime greens or a soup, or strive processing in a mini-processor and mixing with a small quantity of a creamy sauce like a caesar or vegan mayo for a sandwich filling. My children beloved that of their lunches! I like my mini-processor for these functions. It’s good to create a ‘mash’ texture (just like egg salad) of tofu or beans for a sandwich filling.

The Blendtec mini-processor attachment of the immersion blender is an instance (and the bowl is a really good dimension). If you wish to choose up the Blendtec immersion blender/processor, remember to use Blendtec low cost code YAY-BLENDTEC at checkout).

These are just some concepts of tips on how to serve this lemon herb tofu. It’s such a simple recipe – and but so tasty – that I like to recommend doubling the batch so that you do have leftovers to take pleasure in in different methods.

Alright, let’s get you that recipe! I hope you take pleasure in it, guys. Let me know within the feedback. x Dreena

lemon herb tofu
lemon herb tofu


Lemon Herb Tofu

On this easy recipe, the lemon juice and tamari bake deep into the tofu, and the dried herbs coat each bit.

Course Primary Course, Aspect Dish
Servings 2 -4 folks (see notes)


  • 3 1/2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme or rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • few pinches freshly floor black pepper
  • 1 package deal (12 oz) extra-firm natural tofu reduce into squares about 1⁄4″ – 1⁄2″ thick, and patted to take away extra moisture (see be aware)


  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). In an 8″x12″ baking dish, mix all elements (besides tofu), and stir by means of till properly included.

  • Add the tofu and coat either side. Bake coated for Quarter-hour.

  • Flip the tofu over, and proceed to bake uncovered for one more 10-Quarter-hour, turning once more when there are only a jiffy of cooking time remaining.

  • At the moment, the tofu ought to have soaked up a lot of the marinade. Take away from oven and let cool a little bit earlier than serving, or serve scorching.


Tofu Observe: The feel of tofu varies vastly by model, even when described as “extra-firm”. I’ve used kinds of extra-firm that I’d describe as medium. For this recipe, the tofu must be agency sufficient to simply slice raw, with out the tofu squishing or breaking off as you slice it. Manufacturers that work properly are Dealer Joe’s high-protein extra-firm tofu, and Dawn Soyganic extra-firm tofu. If the tofu you might be utilizing appears tender, it’s useful to press it in a tofu press or between plates (weighted) to take away extra moisture. It should nonetheless style advantageous, simply the feel can be softer and should disintegrate barely.
Serving Ideas:
This tofu serves 4 when paired with a grain, potatoes, pasta, or used as a sandwich filling. For very hearty appetites, or if served with salad, it might extra comfortably serve 2-3.
Strive in a ‘buddha bowl’ with short- or long-grain brown rice, steamed kale or spinach, grated carrot and beet, and cubed avocado. Use a favourite dressing to drizzle over prime!
I typically use this tofu to make sandwiches. You should use it in slices, or pulse it by means of a small meals processor till the tofu turns into barely sticky. Add any condiments of selection, and use them as a filling (very like you had used egg salad prior to now).
Serve with pasta and marinara sauce, and add in steamed broccoli – dinner is completed!



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