Soy-Lime Roasted Tofu

8 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine March/April 2009

Here we marinate tofu cubes in soy sauce and lime juice with a touch of toasted sesame oil, then roast them—perfect tofu every time.

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  • 1 14-ounce package extra-firm, water-packed tofu, drained
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

Preparation

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  1. Pat tofu dry and cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch cubes. Combine soy sauce, lime juice and oil in a medium bowl or large sealable plastic bag. Add the tofu; gently toss to combine. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour or up to 4 hours, gently stirring once or twice.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 °F.
  3. Remove the tofu from the marinade with a slotted spoon (discard marinade). Spread out on 2 large baking sheets, making sure the pieces are not touching. Roast, gently turning halfway through, until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Marinate the tofu (Step 1) for up to 4 hours. Cover and refrigerate roasted tofu for up to 3 days.
  • Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1 cup
  • Per serving: 155 calories; 10 g fat(2 g sat); 2 g fiber; 4 g carbohydrates; 16 g protein; 38 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 2 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 400 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 129 mg sodium; 303 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (40% daily value), Iron & Magnesium (19% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 2 medium-fat meat

Reviews 8

February 04, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Used rice wine vinegar instead of lime juice. Marinated in resealable bag and just turned it over every 20 min or so to marinate evenly. Has a great texture and flavor.
November 09, 2011
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By: EatingWell User
Easy, delicious and good for you It takes no time to make the marinade----only three ingredients!! I roast the tofu longer than the recipe states because I like my tofu well-done. I usually saut+¬ red peppers, spinach and garlic and then put it all over rice.
October 17, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I used low sodium soy sauce and only marinated for 5 minutes.
August 22, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Certainly need to use low sodium! The regular is too salty!!!
January 11, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This was really great. i served it with brown rice & vegetables. easy, simple, delicious.
September 23, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
I make some of this every other week, and then it goes in salads, soups, and just plain as a snack. Excellent, easy -- substitute olive oil for the sesame oil when I don't have the latter. Cara, Cville, VA
September 23, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
This is one of those magic recipes you hope and hope to find ... simple ingredients and techniques that transform into something fabulous. Laurie, Alexandria, VA
September 23, 2009
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This was so good it was hard not to snack on after it came out of the oven. Quick and simple! Kat, Scranton, PA