Spicy Baked Marinated Tofu


Marinate tofu in a mix of rice vinegar, peanut butter, ketchup, garlic, and soy sauce, and discover that tofu really can be tasty! I've tried this recipe by first freezing and defrosting the tofu; it creates a nice texture.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter

  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • fresh ground black pepper

  • 1 (16 ounce) package extra-firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch cubes


  1. Mix vinegar, ketchup, peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ground ginger, cayenne pepper, and black pepper together in a small, microwave-safe bowl.

  2. Heat vinegar mixture in microwave oven until the peanut butter is softened, 10 to 15 seconds; stir mixture until smooth.

  3. Put tofu into a large bowl. Pour sauce over the tofu and stir to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes to a full day, stirring occasionally to assure tofu remains coated in sauce.

  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  5. Spread tofu onto a baking sheet in a single layer.

  6. Bake in preheated oven until slightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

If you like them a little crispier or browner, bake an additional 5 to 15 minutes.

The baked tofu can be eaten hot, cold, or at room-temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

114 Calories
8g Fat
4g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 114
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 116mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 136mg 10%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 162mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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