If you don’t cook with tofu, this may be the time to start! Tofu is super versatile – it’s literally a sponge that absorbs any flavors you add to it. Personally, I don’t love the squishy texture of raw tofu, so I like to bake or pan-fry it so it has a crispier texture. This is an easy recipe that only includes 3 ingredients – a perfect protein-packed snack!
First, you’ll need to press the water out of the block of tofu. I use two dinner plates weighted down with cans to press tofu. The longer the better, but an hour is sufficient to get most of the water out of the tofu. You’ll need to replace the paper towels at some point. Then, cut the tofu into cubes or strips and toss with the tamari and nutritional yeast. Baking the tofu bites makes them nice and crispy, perfect to dip in your favorite sauce!
- 1 12-oz. block of tofu, pressed
- 1 Tbsp. tamari or soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
- Press the tofu for about an hour to get most of the water out.
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- Cut the tofu into strips, cubes, or triangles.
- Add the tofu pieces to a bowl and stir in the tamari and nutritional yeast.
- Arrange pieces on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 20 minutes, flip, then bake for 20-30 more minutes until crispy.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 477mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 11g
Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary per preparation.