Thursday, February 16, 2012

Garlic and Rosemary Tofu

I have a four-year-old son, and he loves tofu. He’s also excited that we’ve got herbs growing in our front yard and asks often to pick them and cook with them.

So, I was excited to come across this tofu recipe while browsing Pinterest and Vegan Food Addict. We picked some rosemary and got cooking! This was a great recipe to make with my son because he could help me start the marinade and stir the tofu as it soaked. I made one change to the recipe: After it baked, I sautéed the tofu to get the outsides crispy. That’s how my husband likes his tofu.

Garlic and Rosemary Tofu
From Vegan Food Addict
1 14-ounce package extra firm tofu
2 medium cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
¾-1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
Pinch pepper

Drain tofu and wrap in a towel. Set under something heavy – I used a plate with a can on top – for 15 minutes or so to remove as much water from the tofu as you can.
Slice the tofu into ¾-inch cubes and place in a bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Stir, and allow to marinate for at least 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 400º F. Lightly grease a small pan. Spread the tofu in the pan in a single layer and bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring halfway through. Add pepper to taste.

For extra crispiness, sauté the tofu until the outsides are golden brown and crispy.


Anna Graham Shonle said...

This looks really good. My son is 3 and also really loves tofu. :)

affectioknit said...


Have a lovely day!

barbaraK said...

I love tofu! Try visiting, just sharing this site for great recipes that i have found.

SilentLotus Creations said...

looks just delish!

Jenn Sibiga said...

Just made this for the first time this evening and it was seriously delicious!! I didn't have fresh rosemary, so I used 1tsp of dried rosemary and it worked well. I have tried so many tofu recipes and this has easily become my favorite. Lots of flavor, and very little prep work. Thanks for sharing!!