Marinated Baked Tofu: DIY Convenience Food

Thin strips of marinated baked tofu are a toothsome addition to salads, sandwiches, soups, and wraps.

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!

Thin strips of marinated tofu bake up into a toothsome addition to salads, sandwiches, soups, and wraps.

Baked tofu strips tossed with lettuce, arugula, avocado, crushed tortilla chips, and vinaigrette makes a quick, easy taco salad!

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  1. Marinate the tofu in the vinaigrette for at least an hour before cooking.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  3. Spread out the marinated tofu on an ungreased baking sheet, and bake for 15 minutes on each side.
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3 comments on “Marinated Baked Tofu: DIY Convenience Food
  1. Pingback: 5 Vegan Sandwich Recipes | Care2 Healthy Living

  2. I love the H Mart! It’s a bit of a trek to get out there, so I like to stock up when I’m able to go.

    I totally remember when you posted that Korean Tofu recipe, bc I was saving it and then lost the link. Thank you for resending it! The fried rice looks delicious, too.

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