Baked Tofu 5 Ways

Serves 2

15 Minute Prep Time

By Morgan Shupe on October 12, 2016 , categorized in Dinner

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Feeling like you need to switch up your tofu recipes? Baked tofu is an incredibly versatile food and can be prepared in all sorts of delicious ways. Prep the baked tofu ahead of time so you can try all five recipes and have a tofu party all week long!

Your Week in Tofu:

  • Day One: Baked Tofu, Vegetables, and Grains
  • Day Two: Baked Tofu Sandwich

Baked Tofu

  • Day Three: Baked Tofu Stir-fry

tofu pad thai

  • Day Four: Baked Tofu Salad
  • Day Five: Baked Tofu and Creamed Kale

Baked Tofu

Ingredients

  • Baked Tofu:
  • 3 (14oz/397g) packages firm tofu, drained
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil, for tossing
  • Day One: Baked Tofu, Vegetables, and Grains
  • 1/5 of your prepared baked tofu
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 cups of vegetables (like spinach, carrots, peppers, and mushrooms), chopped
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 cups cooked grains (like quinoa, or brown rice)
  • Day Two: Baked Tofu, Sandwich
  • 1/5 of your prepared bake tofu
  • 2 gluten-free sandwich buns
  • 3 Tbsp vegan mayo
  • 1 Tbsp garlic hot sauce
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1 cup shredded vegetables (like carrots and beets)
  • Lettuce or sprouts
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Day Three: Baked Tofu, Stir-fry
  • 1/5 of your prepared bake tofu
  • 1 tsp cooking oil of your choice
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1/2 head broccoli florets
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, julienned
  • 4 mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • Sesame seeds, to taste
  • 2 cups cooked grains
  • Day Four: Baked Tofu Salad
  • 1/5 of your prepared baked tofu
  • 4 cups lettuce, sprouts, and micro-greens
  • 1 cup shredded vegetables (any you have leftover in your fridge. I like carrots, cabbage, and bell peppers)
  • 1/2 cup fresh fruit (like apples, mandarin oranges, or strawberries)
  • 1 large avocado
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 1 large lemon
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/4 cup seeds of choice (like sunflower or hemp)
  • Baked Tofu and Creamed Kale:
  • 1/5 baked tofu
  • 1 to 2 servings Creamed Kale
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

Preparation

  1. Baked Tofu:

    1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
    2. Cut tofu blocks into quarters and wrap with paper towel or a clean kitchen towel on a sheet pan. Cover with a plate and weigh down the plate with a can. Let press for 30 minutes.
    3. Cut tofu into 1 inch cubes and toss in oil. Liberally season with salt.
    4. Lay in a single layer on a sheet pan and bake until crispy (about 40 minutes), flipping half way through.
    5. Separate into five parts and use for each of the following recipes.
  2. Baked Tofu, Vegetables, and Grains

    1. In a hot pan, heat coconut oil and sauté garlic for two minutes.
    2. Add vegetables and sauté until tender.
    3. Top with lemon juice and transfer to plates.
    4. In the same pan, reheat tofu. Add to plate with grain and vegetables.
  3. Baked Tofu Sandwich

    1. Toast gluten-free bun either in oven or on stovetop.
    2. Combine mayo, garlic hot sauce, and lime juice in a small bowl.
    3. Spread sauce on buns and layer with avocado, vegetables and tofu.
  4. Baked Tofu Stir-fry

    1. Heat cooking oil in a wok or large sauté pan, add onion, and cook for four minutes. Add broccoli, garlic and ginger and cook 5 minutes. Add carrots, bell pepper, and mushrooms and cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until veggies are all fork tender.
    2. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, and maple syrup. Sauté for one minute.
    3. Serve with grains and garnish with sesame seeds.
  5. Baked Tofu Salad

    1. Combine lettuce, vegetables, fruit and tofu. Toss with olive oil, lemon juice and salt.
    2. Top with avocado and seeds.
  6. Baked Tofu and Creamed Kale

    1. Make creamed kale according to recipe and plate. Using the same pan reheat tofu with garlic powder and onion powder.

Morgan Shupe

Morgan Shupe is a Vancouver chef, freelance recipe developer and regular contributor to Vega’s Expert Panel. Her amazingly delicious plant-based recipes for meals and smoothies are well-renowned at the Vega HQ kitchen—where she was formerly Vega’s Chef.

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