The Best Basic Balsamic Tofu Recipe
A simple yet delicious recipe for tofu.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 2
  • 1 carton extra firm, organic tofu
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning spice blend
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • A pinch of salt and pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Remove tofu from carton and slice in half horizontally, and then vertically, so you end up with four sections.
  3. Wrap your four sections in two dish towels and then use some sort of weight (a book, a heavy pan, even a laptop!) to press out moisture, which will allow your tofu to absorb the marinade. Let sit for a minimum of fifteen minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare your marinade in a small mixing bowl. Combine balsamic vinegar and olive oil, then dice and add garlic cloves. Add Italian spices and onion powder, and stir well. Then add salt, pepper and optional ingredients to taste.
  5. Find a container that will allow you to set out your tofu pieces so that they are completely covered by the marinade. Let sit for at least 30 minutes. Note: The longer you let your tofu marinate, the more flavorful the end result will be. I have experienced the best results after letting my tofu marinate in a Tupperware container overnight in the refrigerator.
  6. Once tofu has been properly marinated, lightly brush an olive oil glaze over a baking sheet. You can also add some of your marinade for extra flavor. Carefully place your tofu pieces on the sheet, and bake one side for 15 minutes. Then, flip it to the other side and bake for another 15.
  7. Serve warm, or save for later in the refrigerator.
  8. Note: If you're just cooking for one, this recipe is excellent for left-overs and will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days!
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