Friday, October 2, 2015

Baked Balsamic Tofu Cubes

Balsamic Tofu. I really can't say enough about it. Grilled, baked, fried, sautéed, whatever. A staple in my kitchen for sure. It can go on salads, as a side, on a pasta salad, in a wrap, as a snack, whatever you want. So easy to make and so many things to have it with! 
Try them, you'll be instant best friends. 

Baked Balsamic Tofu Cubes:

Organic extra firm tofu - as much as you want!
Your favorite organic balsamic dressing 
Organic Italian seasoning (optional)

First, drain the water out of the tofu... yes you have to do this. Either wrap the block of tofu in paper towels and place between to dishes, trays, whatever you want and put something on top to gently squeeze out the water (sometime I use 3 soup bowls) and let stand for about 20-30 minutes, or use a tofu press

Once the tofu is drained, cut into 1 inch cubes, or whatever size you're into at the moment, and toss into a baggie, cover with marinade, and marinate for 30 min or longer. I like to get all of this done the night before and let it sit overnight, but it turns out great either way!

Once you're ready to bake, heat the oven to 350 and place tofu on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, making sure there is space in-between each piece of tofu. I also like to sprinkle a little extra Italian seasoning onto the pieces at this point! Bake for about 10-15 minutes or longer, until they are golden brown along the edges, watching to make sure they don't burn. Once you see the golden edges, remove and enjoy warm or cold!

I LOVE to use these to top one of my favorite pasta salads recipes:


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