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Tofu Tutorial and Crispy Vegan Baked Tofu!

My tofu tutorial will show you how to cube your tofu perfectly every time! Then make my super easy Classic Crispy Baked Tofu. This versatile recipe makes tofu the perfect, delicious protein for all of your favorite dishes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time34 mins
Total Time39 mins
Servings: 3
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Ingredients

  • 1 14 oz firm or extra firm tofu block, pressed (just press as much water out as you easily can with your hands)
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp olive oil

Instructions

Cube the tofu

  • Cube the tofu to about ½ inch sized cubes (see pictures above for my favorite tofu cutting method!)

Season the tofu

  • In a large mixing bowl, add the cubed tofu, sea salt, and olive oil.
  • Very carefully with your hands, toss the tofu, sea salt, and olive oil so that the seasonings evening coat the tofu cubes.
  • A few cubes will break a bit, and that’s ok, just do your best to keep the cubes whole.

Bake the tofu

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Spread the tofu out on a standard-sized baking sheet so that there is a little bit of space between each tofu cube. You don’t want them touching each other, other wise they won’t get nice and crispy on the outside!
  • Bake the tofu for 17 minutes.
  • Take the tofu out of the oven, and let the cubes cool for a minute or two.
  • Now with your hands or a spatula, flip each tofu cube over so that a different side is face down on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for an additional 17 minutes.

Serve and Enjoy!

  • Tofu is done!
  • Serve my Classic Crispy Baked Tofu as the main protein in any of your favorite dishes.
  • This tofu is great with just about anything you can imagine, including pesto pasta, served over rice, mixed in a quinoa salad, as a pizza topping, or even enjoyed as a snack with a side of Bragg's Aminos or hummus for dipping!

Notes

This recipe doubles and triples beautifully! Just make sure you don’t over-crowd your baking sheet, otherwise the tofu won’t crisp on the outside.
This Classic Crispy Tofu is Vegan!
This Classic Crispy Tofu is Gluten Free!
This Classic Crispy Tofu is keto-friendy!