RecipeGo-To Tofu

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 150
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Total Fat: 9 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 8 g
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  • Total Sugar: 0 g
    • Natural Sugar: 0 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 290 mg

If you’re new to tofu, this is a great recipe to get you started on your tofu journey. The crispy baked bites are so versatile you can munch on ’em alone, toss your tofu on a salad, or add it to grain bowls— all paths lead to deliciousness. Here are my top two tofu tips to get that crave-worthy crunch on the outside and pillowy bite on the inside: drain your tofu by letting it rest under something heavy for at least 20 minutes, and add cornstarch to your spices. You’ll thank me later. 😉

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This recipe makes about 40 pieces (4 servings)
  • • 14 to 16 ounces extra-firm tofu
  • • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Slice 14-ounce tofu block in half lengthwise, so you halve two large 1-inch thick pieces. Lay both slices on a clean, dry kitchen towel next to each other, and cover with another towel (or a stack of layered paper towels) and place something heavy on top, such as a cutting board or textbook or skillet. Let tofu sit undisturbed to drain for 20 to 30 minutes.

Cut drained tofu into 1-inch cubes and pat them dry with paper towels.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together extra virgin olive oil, cornstarch, garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, and ground black pepper. Add tofu pieces and gently toss to coat all sides. Place on the prepared baking sheet and roast in the oven on the middle rack for 35 to 40 minutes, flipping halfway through. Transfer to serving plate and season with salt, pepper and any preferred sauce.

Watch my intern Oliver whip it up!

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