Easy Baked Savory Tofu


Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free

Serves about 2-3 (more as a side)


Ingredients

1 block extra-firm organic tofu

1/4 cup tamari (or soy sauce)

1 Tbsp. rice vinegar

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. onion powder

Optional: 1 Tbsp. maple syrup - I love this addition!


Directions

Drain tofu and lightly press to remove excess moisture (I use paper towels).

Cut tofu in about 3/4" thick pieces. Place in a shallow container where they will marinate.

In a small bowl, combine tamari, rice vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, and maple syrup if using. Stir to combine.

Pour over tofu and gently toss to thoroughly coat.

Cover and refrigerate to let marinate for at least 30 minutes.*

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat. Place tofu on pan in a single, separated layer. (You should have leftover marinade - pour it over the top of the tofu to get all the flavor!)

Bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until edges are golden brown, tossing halfway through.

Keeps refrigerated for about 4-5 days.


*The longer the tofu marinates, the more flavor it will soak up. I find 30 minutes works great, otherwise it can also be a great dish to prepare in the morning for later in the day. If you're around, stir it occasionally to make sure it's evenly marinated.



From thegardengrazer.com