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Roasted Tofu with Balsamic Marinade.

January 6, 2014 by Carolina

roasted tofu

Tofu gets a bad rep. The minute someone says tofu most people think it’s bland & boring, am I right? I will admit, I’m not a huge tofu fan but when I do have it I really enjoy it. The great thing about tofu is its ability to absorb any flavors you marinate it with; it can be quite delicious. Don’t believe me? Give this recipe a try & you’ll be a tofu convert, guaranteed. This roasted tofu with balsamic marinade is super easy to make, it’s gluten free, vegan & very flavorful. Let’s get started!

Ingredients (makes 6 slices)

1 block extra firm tofu, drained

3/8 cup balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon grainy dijon mustard

1 teaspoon dried parsley

They key to making good tofu is to drain it properly so let’s start there. Remove the tofu from packaging, drain all the water & wrap tofu with a few paper towels then place on a flat surface (like a cutting board of a plate). Place a couple of heavy plates on top of it & let the tofu sit for at least 20 minutes to remove all the water. Cut block into 6 slices & place in a dish.

In a small bowl or cup, combine the marinade ingredients: balsamic vinegar, mustard & dried parsley, whisk together until fully combined. Pour the marinade over tofu slices & let it sit for 20 – 30 minutes. About five minutes before tofu is ready preheat oven to 350 degrees. Once the tofu is fully marinated transfer the slices onto a parchment lined cookie sheet for baking.

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Bake tofu slices at 350 for 50 minutes until tofu is brown & firm, remove from heat & enjoy! Oven roasted tofu with balsamic marinade is great hot or cold, all on its own or chopped into a salad. Buen provecho!


Carolina is a marketing professional living in Orlando, Florida. Originally from Colombia, Carolina loves experimenting with different spices in the kitchen. When she's not cooking she loves to run, practice yoga and spend time with her dog Rocco. Carolina is passionate about travel and always has her suitcase packed and ready to go!

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