Crispy Baked Tofu with Italian Herbs

This is a flavorful family favorite that tastes just like pizza! When you have kids, you know that’s a win. This protein-packed tofu can stand alone or be a yummy addition to your pasta, wraps and so much more!

crispy baked tofu with herbs

Crispy Baked Tofu with Italian Herbs

Time: 50 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 (14-oz.) package of extra-firm tofu
  • 1 ½ Tbsp tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 ½ Tbsp tomato paste
  • 4-5 small cloves garlic, crushed or minced (4-5 cloves yield ~2 tsp crushed)
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 3/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 F (218 C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Wrap your extra-firm tofu in an absorbent towel. Set something heavy on top — like a cast iron skillet — to press out extra moisture for 15 minutes. Alternatively, use a tofu press.
  • Crumble the tofu into pieces less than 1/2 inch in size and arrange them on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients (tamari, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, tomato paste, garlic, basil, oregano, thyme, and salt). Pour over the tofu and toss to coat.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, flip with a spatula, and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until the tofu is a little firm and golden with crispy edges.
  • Enjoy warm or at room temperature. This tofu is the perfect protein boost for wraps, pasta, or on pizza or paired with roasted vegetables.
  • Leftovers keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month. Reheat in a skillet or in the oven at 350 F for 5-10 minutes until warm and crispy.

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Bon Appetite, Ana-Maria Temple, MD

 

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