balsamic herb baked tofu
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This Balsamic Herb Baked Tofu is simple, delicious, and versatile! It comes together in just 30 minutes and pairs perfectly with all your favorite sides!
Recipe type: Vegetarian
Serves: 4
  • 12.5 oz package of extra firm tofu
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Italian herb blend
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  1. Preheat your oven to 450F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
  2. Drain your tofu from excess water and wrap it in 2-3 layers of paper towels (you can also use a clean kitchen towel) and place in a plate. Top with a second plate or a cutting board, and place a couple of cookbooks or another heavy object. This will help press out any excess moisture. Set tofu aside for about 15 minutes.
  3. While the oven preheats and the tofu presses, prepare the sauce.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Italian herbs, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  5. When the tofu is done pressing, unwrap it and place it on a cutting board. Cut it into small cubes of equal size, and toss it into the marinade bowl. Gently mix to combine.
  6. Pour the tofu out onto your prepared baking sheet, and bake for 15 minutes. Tofu will be crisp and caramelized. Serve immediately!
Recipe by The Baking Fairy at