SparkPeople Advertisers Keep the Site Free
Be the first to
rate this recipe!
Create a Recipe Makeover

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 150.2
  • Total Fat: 16.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 15.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 17.9 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Roasted Tofu with Dipping Sauce calories by ingredient
Report Inappropriate Recipe

Roasted Tofu with Dipping Sauce

Submitted by: SHELBEZZIE
Roasted Tofu with Dipping Sauce

Introduction

Pull out the ingredients for this and you could be having a great snack within half an hour. These are pretty addictive – this batch disappeared pretty quickly. However, if you have any leftover after the initial eating excitement, the roasted tofu would be great in salads or over brown rice with roasted vegetables. The dipping sauce makes a great marinade for seared salmon or roasted chicken, as well.

Pull out the ingredients for this and you could be having a great snack within half an hour. These are pretty addictive – this batch disappeared pretty quickly. However, if you have any leftover after the initial eating excitement, the roasted tofu would be great in salads or over brown rice with roasted vegetables. The dipping sauce makes a great marinade for seared salmon or roasted chicken, as well.


Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    16 ounces firm tofu
    Kosher salt and cracked black pepper
    2 tablespoons grapeseed oil

    2 cloves garlic, sliced
    1 nub ginger, peeled (about the size of half your pinky finger)
    2 tablespoons wheat-free tamari
    2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
    1/8 teaspoon wasabi powder (optional)
    3 tablespoons sesame oil
    9 tablespoons grapeseed oil

Tips

The wasabi powder here is optional but it adds a great zing to the sauce. Wasabi root, known as Japanese horseradish, has a bit of a kick, which breathes some fire into otherwise bland dishes. You probably know it best as the green glob that appears next to your sushi. It has so many other uses, however. Just a pinch adds great heat.


Directions

Preparing to roast. Preheat the oven to 450°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Roasting the tofu. Cut the tofu into 1-inch cubes. Season the tofu with salt and pepper. Pour the oil over the tofu and gently toss them with oil to coat. It’s probably best to do this with your fingertips, taking care to not crumble the tofu. You want solid cubes.

Tumble the seasoned tofu onto the baking sheet. Slide it into the oven and roast the tofu for 15 minutes. Take the baking sheet out of the oven and flip over all the tofu cubes. Slide the baking sheet into the oven again and roast until the tofu cubes are puffed up and browned, about another 15 minutes.

Making the dipping sauce. While the tofu is roasting, toss the garlic cloves and ginger to a food processor. (You could also use a blender for this.) Whirl them up until they are pulpy. Add the tamari, rice wine vinegar, and wasabi powder (if you are using it) and mix up the sauce. With the food processor running, pour in the sesame and grapeseed oils, slowly, a bit at a time. This will emulsify the dipping sauce, which means the ingredients will hold together.

Remove the tofu from the oven. When they are cool to the touch, dip them in the sauce and eat.



Serving Size: Feeds 4

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SHELBEZZIE.






Great Stories from around the Web


Rate This Recipe