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Baked Tofu: Full of Protein and Flavor

Since we know that eating soy is a great way to get protein without cholesterol or saturated fat, I'm always looking for new and delicious ways to eat it. Buying pre-made meat alternatives that contain soy such as Tofu Pups and Wildwood Burgers is great, but sometimes I want to make it myself.

Here's a great recipe for Baked Tofu. Since tofu tastes rather bland, you can always flavor it anyway you want. Plus when you bake tofu, it gets a firm and chewy consistency similar to chicken, so many meat eaters may even appreciate it.

You can eat this Baked Tofu alone, on salads, in sandwiches, as a pizza topping, or on crackers. It's a great way to get a healthy source of protein, especially if you are a vegetarian.

To see the recipe and a detailed "how to" just

What you need:

  • 1 block of extra firm tofu
  • honey
  • tamari
  • olive oil
  • dried thyme, dill and cumin

What to do:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Get rid of the excess water in the tofu by pressing it between your hands over the sink.
  3. Place the tofu on a cutting board and slice it into 1/4 inch slabs. Then cut those in half.
  4. Now grease a mini cookie sheet with the olive oil and lay the pieces of tofu flat.
  5. Pour a generous amount of tamari on each piece of tofu. You can flip the pieces over to make sure both sides are brown.

  6. Now you're ready for the honey. Drop a dab on each individual piece.
  7. Sprinkle each piece with thyme...

  8. ...dill...
  9. ...and cumin.
  10. Place it in the oven and bake for 20 or so minutes. How do you know it's ready? When you touch it, the tofu should be firm but not wet and mushy, and the edges should be slightly toasted. Take it out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. You can eat it right away or store it in the fridge — it tastes delicious hot or cold.

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spicy-basil spicy-basil 6 years
just made it! its tastyy!
spicy-basil spicy-basil 6 years
just made it! its tastyy!
spicy-basil spicy-basil 6 years
the recipe is...What you need: * 1 block of extra firm tofu * honey * tamari * olive oil * dried thyme, dill and cuminWhat to do: 1. Pre-heat the oven to 400°F. 2. Get rid of the excess water in the tofu by pressing it between your hands over the sink. 3. Place the tofu on a cutting board and slice it into 1/4 inch slabs. Then cut those in half. 4. Now grease a mini cookie sheet with the olive oil and lay the pieces of tofu flat. 5. Pour a generous amount of tamari on each piece of tofu. You can flip the pieces over to make sure both sides are brown. 6. Now you're ready for the honey. Drop a dab on each individual piece. 7. Sprinkle each piece with thyme... 8. ...dill... 9. ...and cumin. 10. Place it in the oven and bake for 20 or so minutes. How do you know it's ready? When you touch it, the tofu should be firm but not wet and mushy, and the edges should be slightly toasted. Take it out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. You can eat it right away or store it in the fridge — it tastes delicious hot or cold.
spicy-basil spicy-basil 6 years
the recipe is... What you need: * 1 block of extra firm tofu * honey * tamari * olive oil * dried thyme, dill and cumin What to do: 1. Pre-heat the oven to 400°F. 2. Get rid of the excess water in the tofu by pressing it between your hands over the sink. 3. Place the tofu on a cutting board and slice it into 1/4 inch slabs. Then cut those in half. 4. Now grease a mini cookie sheet with the olive oil and lay the pieces of tofu flat. 5. Pour a generous amount of tamari on each piece of tofu. You can flip the pieces over to make sure both sides are brown. 6. Now you're ready for the honey. Drop a dab on each individual piece. 7. Sprinkle each piece with thyme... 8. ...dill... 9. ...and cumin. 10. Place it in the oven and bake for 20 or so minutes. How do you know it's ready? When you touch it, the tofu should be firm but not wet and mushy, and the edges should be slightly toasted. Take it out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. You can eat it right away or store it in the fridge — it tastes delicious hot or cold.
blondambition02 blondambition02 7 years
the link for the recipe isn't working!
chynablue chynablue 8 years
I tried this and it is really good! But, I didn't have some of the ingredients, so I substituted used a marinade that my boyfriend invented with sesame, soy, honey, garlic, etc. It turned out great! I had no idea how to make tofu before; thanks so much for posting this. I wonder what my next flavor of baked tofu will be... :)
ckeller825 ckeller825 8 years
I grew up on tofu! but honey?? =\
Peyote Peyote 8 years
YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM!
demonkitty18 demonkitty18 8 years
this sounds delish
demonkitty18 demonkitty18 8 years
this sounds delish
geohiker geohiker 8 years
This looks great, and I will try making it at home. For those less cooking-inclined, I find great tofu at Whole Foods on their food bar!
remedios remedios 8 years
That sounds potentially pretty good. I love tofu when it's cooked well. I suck at it though. To the person that asked if it tastes like meat, the answer is no. Tofu doesn't really taste like much in itself, but when you add flavors and bake/stir fry/grill it, it can be really yummy, but it still doesn't taste like meat. Seitan is a good meat substitute, however. Again, depends on how it's cooked, but the texture of it is much more meat-like. Once I tried seitan, I never understood why tofu is the common protein for vegetarians and not seitan. It's so much better. But if meat grosses you out, then maybe seitan isn't good.
candy_addict candy_addict 8 years
i love tofu and this looks delicious
sunshyne sunshyne 8 years
great recipe! i've been making my tofu with a cajun or blackening seasoning, which is great. as a tip, i don't like to press my tofu to get the moisture out b/c it seems to cook too dry. some recipes say to press it out between towels after slicing. it's also works well to sautee in a little oil.
ecodork ecodork 8 years
I'm definitely going to try this one. I always end up frying tofu, so this will be a nice change.
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 8 years
nice, but i will prolly leave out the honey
Kate14909563 Kate14909563 8 years
This looks and sounds amazing, I can't wait to make it!
sunshinevaness sunshinevaness 8 years
Looks very yummy I'll have to try it out.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
this is an...interesting recipe. olive oil...hmm. sorry, i don't mean to knock the recipe. good choice adding tamari! i like it way better than regular soy sauce. there is a baked tofu recipe i made a while ago and posted on yumsugar but it is almost impossible to easily find past posts on here. it uses ginger and garlic which are pretty good for you, i think and a bit of sesame oil rather than olive oil which i always use in chinese-esque cooking. i don't know if its good for you though?! OH! my roommate said he cooked the above recipe sans honey of course for some family and they loved it because it tasted like chicken! so if that appeals to you then you should check it out. that would totally turn me off though. oh well.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
this is an...interesting recipe. olive oil...hmm. sorry, i don't mean to knock the recipe. good choice adding tamari! i like it way better than regular soy sauce. there is a baked tofu recipe i made a while ago and posted on yumsugar but it is almost impossible to easily find past posts on here. it uses ginger and garlic which are pretty good for you, i think and a bit of sesame oil rather than olive oil which i always use in chinese-esque cooking. i don't know if its good for you though?!OH! my roommate said he cooked the above recipe sans honey of course for some family and they loved it because it tasted like chicken! so if that appeals to you then you should check it out. that would totally turn me off though. oh well.
Fitness Fitness 8 years
Spectra - I like to use extra firm tofu so it DOESN'T taste like mush.
Bahia Bahia 8 years
That looks horrible. This is why I don't eat tofu!
kgtg1 kgtg1 8 years
For the tofu newbies - if you have the time - drain the tofu and then put it in between two clean kitchen towels with a few books on top of it for about an hour. This will drain the tofu of any excess water and allow any marinade you use to soak up better, plus I think the end texture is better. When I bake tofu, I flip the tofu halfway and I also put it under the broiler for the last few minutes to make it chewier. This recipe looks good, I'll have to try it!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I'm not a tofu person, but this looks interesting. Does it taste like meat? Every tofu dish I've ever had always tastes like mush.
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