Sticky-sweet, spicy Agave-Sriracha Tofu Bites are party perfect dipped in creamy ranch dressing. And they're so easy to make in the oven!
When it comes to party food, I love a dish that's easy to make but doesn't look or taste like it was easy to make. These sticky-sweet tofu bites fit the bill perfectly!
Sweet-and-Spicy Tofu Bites
A little bit sweet, a little bit spicy, and so, so easy -- these tofu bites are a flavorful addition to any party spread. And best of all, they take less than an hour to make, including baking time!
While the total time for this recipe is 50 minutes, you don't have to tend to the tofu for most of that time. It only takes about five minutes to whip up the tofu marinade and pour it over the pressed, cubed tofu.
The only other active cooking time is when you transfer the marinated tofu to a lined baking sheet and put them into the oven.
You probably spend 10-15 minutes, total, actually working on this recipe. The rest of the time is marinating and baking, so you can be doing other things.
This simple tofu recipe is toothsome and satisfying. And thanks to the marinade, it packs a flavor punch.
Agave-Sriracha Tofu Marinade
Like many tofu recipes, these tofu bites are all about the marinade, and this 5-ingredient tofu marinade only takes a few minutes to make.
Sweet agave nectar and spicy sriracha balance each other perfectly. The soy sauce brings umami to the mix, and the olive oil and toasted sesame oil give this a richness and unique flavor that you are going to absolutely love!
In a small bowl, whisk together the agave nectar, soy sauce, sriracha sauce, olive oil, and toasted sesame oil. Pour the marinade over pressed, cubed tofu, and let it drink in that spicy-sweet goodness while you preheat the oven.
Once the preheat time is up, you're ready to transfer your tofu cubes to a lined baking sheet, toss them into the oven, and walk away. You don't even have to flip them during the baking process.
You can make this recipe ahead! If you want to get some prep work done in advance, press and cube your tofu and let it soak in the marinade overnight. It will turn out even more flavorful this way.
Dipping Sauce Ideas
Any time I serve up something spicy, I like to include a creamy sauce to dip or drizzle. Spicy and creamy were just made for each other! Here are some sauce ideas to try with these spicy tofu bites:
Agave Sriracha Tofu Bites
- In a small bowl, whisk together the agave, sriracha, soy sauce, and oils.
- In a shallow dish, gently toss the tofu in the sriracha mixture, making sure to coat the cubes well. Preheat the oven to 425F, and set the tofu aside to marinate.
- When the oven is done preheating, arrange the marinated tofu on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 30 minutes
- Serve with your favorite creamy dipping sauce!
- Don't toss that leftover marinade! It will keep for about a week in the fridge, so you can use it to marinate one more batch of tofu or tempeh to bake or saute.
- Because you end up with so much leftover marinade, nutritional information is calculated with half the marinade. It also does not include dipping sauce, since that information can vary.