TOFU? Really? You might be rolling your eyes, but let me tell you this recipe may convert non-tofu eaters into tofu-cravers. Why? The tofu takes on the flavor of the marinade and when you crisp these little bites in the oven they get caramelized on the corners and taste divine. I like serving these as ‘crouton’ salad toppers but you can also serve this dish hot as a hearty main course with vegetables. Crisp away!
Crispy Tofu Croutons Recipe
Crispy Tofu Croutons
- 2 blocks of firm organic tofu
- 2 tablespoons minced ginger
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 cup tamari or soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup olive oil
Drain the block of tofu and place on a cutting board. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk ginger, garlic, soy, syrup, pepper and oil.
Place the bowl full of marinade on top of the tofu block and let it sit 10-25 minutes to remove excess water.
Cube tofu into bite size pieces.
Add tofu to marinade and refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours.
Preheat oven to 200°C/395°F.
Drain marinade (to avoid burning the sauce during cooking) and transfer tofu to a baking dish, ensuring that the tofu does not overlap.
Bake for 30-45 minutes or until golden crispy brown.