Thin strips of marinated baked tofu are a toothsome addition to salads, sandwiches, soups, and wraps.
Some friends and I made a trip out to the Super H Mart to pick up some Asian treats last week. One of the awesome things about this place is that they make their own tofu. I knew that I had to do something special with this super fresh block of extra firm bean curd.
Rather than go for a stir fry or Fegg Salad, I thought it would be fun to try to turn my baked tofu into a go-to for simple meals all week long. This recipe was quick and easy, and it was so much cheaper than the store-bought seasoned tofu I’ve seen
The results are super-versatile! You can eat this hot with some veggies, mashed potatoes, and gravy. Let it cool and toss with greens, avocado, and diced veggies in a salad. Layer strips onto bread with some mustard, lettuce, and avocado for a filling sandwich. Dip it in peanut sauce for a cheater’s saté. There are endless possibilities, people!
Confession: This baked tofu was so delicious that I’ve already devoured all of the baked tofu I made! This makes me wonder what other convenience foods I can make in my very own kitchen!
You can play with this baked tofu’s flavor by using different dressings for the marinade. A sesame vinaigrette would work well for Asian-inspired dishes, for example. Balsamic vinaigrette yields slightly sweet baked tofu that’s perfect for salads or sandwiches. If you want to make a taco salad like the one pictured above, try a lemon and olive oil vinaigrette instead. Seriously, the possibilities are endless!
Marinated Baked Tofu Strips
- 1 block tofu, cut into 1/4″ thick strips – Choose the length and width depending on your plans for the finished baked tofu.
- 1/2 cup your favorite vinaigrette
- Marinate the tofu in the vinaigrette for at least an hour before cooking.
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Spread out the marinated tofu on an ungreased baking sheet, and bake for 15 minutes on each side.