Thursday, March 21, 2024

Baked Marinated Tofu

tofu, vegan,

Would you like a new delicious easy recipe for making tofu? 

This recipe is an adaptation from a recipe I saw online for baked marinated Covina (a white fish). I loved the flavors of the marinade so much, I decided to give it a try using a plant-based protein such as tofu. 

Oranges Citrus Fruits

The easy marinade is simple and consists of the juice of freshly squeezed oranges, lime, seasoning, and optional white wine. It is a citrusy marinade that adds a tangy flavor to the baked tofu.                       


Once the tofu marinates for a minimum of 2 hours (but you can do longer), it is then garnished with halved cherry tomatoes or chopped red pepper (or both), crushed garlic, scallions, sesame seeds, and seasonings and baked in a pre-heated oven, toaster oven, or air-fryer (if you have a bake capability) for about 20-30 minutes until slightly crispy.

Green Onions sliced with knife

Tofu is convenient to buy, very easy to use, and is a great. plant-based substitution for animal protein. 

2  14 ounce blocks of tofu from a container -Each block cut into 6 pieces ( drain the tofu from the water)
2 cups of freshly squeezed orange juice
juice of two large limes
1 container of cherry tomatoes or 1 large red pepper chopped 
1 and 1/2  cups of chopped scallions
Minced fresh garlic
Sesame seeds 
Freshly cracked pepper

In a medium bowl, mix the orange juice, lime juice, and minced garlic. 
Place the tofu pieces into a rectangular pyrex baking dish and cover with the marinade for a minimum of 2 hours in the refrigerator. 
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove pyrex dish from the refrigerator and cover the tops of the tofu with tomato, red pepper, or both, scallions, sesame seeds, salt, pepper, and paprika. Pour optional white wine over the tofu and bake for 1/2 hour.

Feel free to use any seasonings that you prefer

Another gluten-free, oil-free, vegan recipe

My Notes: 

What are two reasons to eat less animal protein?  
  1. Your health- Do you know that continued eating of red meat may contribute to heart disease
  • Do you know that raising cattle to feed the demands of meat lovers requires deforestation (destruction of our forests) to provide grazing space for the cattle? 
  • Do you know that cattle and sheep release gases into our atmosphere that actually heavily contribute to global warming.  
Concerned about global warming ? 
The meat industry is a major contributor to the problem and yet those same people are not willing to give up beef consumption. As long as their is a demand, the problem will continue and we are part of the problem.


  1. A very tasty sounding recipe.
    Tandy | Lavender and Lime

  2. I love the idea of the citrus with the tofu! Will try it!

  3. That's a lovely way to prepare the tofu.

  4. Sounds delicious and easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This sounds delicious! We made our own pineapple teriyaki marinated tofu last night and I quickly heated it up in a hot frying pan with the marinade. It was so yummy.

  6. What a beautiful dish. I actually never thought of baking tofu. And I certainly never thought of using citrus juice to marinade and Infuse it - I think it's a genius idea!

  7. What a beautiful dish. I actually never thought of baking tofu. And I certainly never thought of using citrus juice to marinade and Infuse it - I think it's a genius idea!

  8. This looks so fun and festive! Of course, I love the pics of the citrus too. 🍊💚

  9. I wouldn't've guessed that lemons and limes would go in a dish like this. Sounds interesting!

  10. I think you're wonderfully creative in the kitchen and although I do eat meat and don't eat tofu, I've copied your marinade recipe because it sounds divine! Happy new week, my friend! xoxo

  11. This is such a feast for the eyes. I especially loved the fresh citrus flavors you've infused into this tasty tofu dish.

  12. I do fancy me some bean curd. These days though, I'm grooving on tempeh. Both though, super fun to cook with.


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