Baked Tofu

Tofu is a great way to add nutritious protein to your diet.  One way that I like to prepare tofu is to bake it.  If you have ever looked at baked tofu at the grocery store, it’s fairly expensive.  But you can bake your own for very little, and it’s easy to do!

1 block of tofu, drained (firm or extra-firm works best)
salt or other flavoring*

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place tofu block in a baking dish.  Sprinkle with salt, or if using another flavoring, spread that over the top and sides of the tofu.

Place in oven, and bake for 1 hour undisturbed.  Remove when done, and either use right away, or cool and wrap in plastic and keep in refrigerator. Keeps for up to 3 days.

The tofu I baked, in the picture above, was spread with soy sauce.

Other flavorings that work well are teriyaki, BBQ sauce, and soy sauce. Tofu picks up the flavor of whatever you cook it with, so experiment!

You can use baked tofu in salads, stir-fries, or eat plain.  It is also good sliced and made in a sandwich with tomato, cucumber and lettuce.


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