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4-Ingredient Spicy Baked Tofu

Updated: Sep 25, 2020

This tofu recipe is the perfect addition to a salad, stir fry, wrap, or even on its own as a snack! Tofu is a soy product, which means it's an excellent source of protein, iron, as well as other vitamins and minerals. If you choose a tofu product set with calcium sulphate (just check the ingredients list), it will be a good source of calcium too!

Are you worried about the safety of consuming soy products? We've written two blog posts addressing the nutrition myths surrounding soy that you can read by clicking here and here.

We added this baked tofu to a bowl which consisted of kale massaged with lemon juice, cooked quinoa, sliced carrots, and sliced avocado topped with black sesame seeds and pink Himalayan salt. You can make this recipe however way appeals to you! If you try this recipe, tag us in your photos on Facebook and Instagram @VancouverDietitians.


  • 1 block extra-firm tofu

  • 2 tbsp sesame oil

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp sriracha

  • Optional: 1 tsp maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 425F.

  2. Wrap tofu in a CLEAN dish towel and plate on a cutting board

  3. Then add a heavy object on top. I usually put another cutting board on top and then place a few heavy books on top of that

  4. Leave it alone for at least 30 minutes, or preferably a couple of hours.

  5. Then slice tofu into cubes, place in a mixing bowl and add sesame oil, soy sauce, sriracha, and maple syrup (optional)

  6. Gently mix to combine

  7. Spread tofu evenly over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper

  8. There will be sauce left over in the bowl and set this aside to use for later

  9. Bake tofu in the oven for 10 minutes

  10. Remove tofu, flip over each piece, drizzle remaining sauce over top, and bake for another 12 minutes or until crispy to your liking.

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