Marinating then baking is a simple way of cooking tofu, but it makes for a delicious meal that even meat-eaters can enjoy. Prepare the marinade ahead of time so that if you’re feeling worn... out from treatment or a long day, a healthy, flavorful meal is just one baking sheet away.
To make the marinade: In a food processor or blender, combine olive oil, cilantro, mint, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, cayenne, and agave, and puree until smooth.
Set aside ¼ cup of the marinade. In a re-sealable plastic bag, combine the remaining marinade, tofu, red pepper, red onion, salt, and pepper. Shake the bag around until the tofu is well coated. Marinate for at least 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Spread the tofu and vegetables on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, flipping the tofu halfway through.
While making the marinade, drain the tofu so that it will absorb more of the marinade’s flavor. Here’s how:
Cover a cutting board with a couple layers of paper towels. Set it next to the sink. Add a chopstick or other utensil under one side of the board to tilt it slightly so that any water from the tofu drains into the sink. Lay the block of tofu on the board and cover with more paper towels.
Lay a second board on top of the tofu + a weight of some sort. (For example, bottles of water.) Leave the tofu like this for about 30 minutes. Then pat the tofu dry, slice, and proceed with the recipe as above.
Reviews & Comments
thanks for a great easy recipe. what can I replace agave syrup with? will honey do?
Response from Cook for Your Life
Honey is a perfect substitute! You can use substitute equal parts agave syrup with honey.
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