Lime-cilantro tofu. Serve with brown rice.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix cilantro, garlic, lime zest and juice, soy sauce, cumin, brown sugar, and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Add tofu and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour to overnight. Remove tofu with a slotted spoon.

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  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir marinated tofu until browned on all sides, 10 to 15 minutes.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

217 calories; protein 14.7g; carbohydrates 10.5g; fat 15.2g; sodium 242.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2013
I played around with this and added some teriyaki sauce--the amount of marinade didn't really cover the tofu, so I also added more lime and soy sauce. It turned out relatively well, but a bit too salty--probably all that teriyaki and soy sauce I added. I wonder if tripling the lime juice would be best. Not bad, for a tofu recipe--it does add flavor to the tofu! thanks for the recipe. Read More
(3)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/26/2012
Made this exactly as the recipe indicted and was very disappointed. It was spicy, but dry. It really needs a sauce. We tried dipping it in a honey ginger BBQ sauce. Read More
(7)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
07/26/2012
Made this exactly as the recipe indicted and was very disappointed. It was spicy, but dry. It really needs a sauce. We tried dipping it in a honey ginger BBQ sauce. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2013
I played around with this and added some teriyaki sauce--the amount of marinade didn't really cover the tofu, so I also added more lime and soy sauce. It turned out relatively well, but a bit too salty--probably all that teriyaki and soy sauce I added. I wonder if tripling the lime juice would be best. Not bad, for a tofu recipe--it does add flavor to the tofu! thanks for the recipe. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2016
I made this, but based on reviews made a few additions and it turned out really good. I think they scaled this recipe too small when they wrote it out. I used zest from 1 lime, but juice from 2 limes and added slightly more soy sauce. It was good. I really like cilantro so I added little more than what it asked for and slightly more olive oil. Read More
(2)
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Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2018
I thought this was good. I added Worcestershire a lot more cilantro lime & cayenne. I will make again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2020
I doubled the cilantro, lime and soy sauce. Then Replaced the chili with a milder version- burlap & barrel black Urfa chili and cured sumac. I cut the tofu into cubes. Now here’s what I really did differently- I strained the marinade and heated it up with corn starch to make a dipping sauce. That really made the flavors pop! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2016
Tasted great. For the non-cooks complaining you need to adjust the measurements to your liking like you would with any recipe. Read More
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