Try A New Plant-based Protein: Roasted Orange Tofu

Give tofu a chance — it takes on the flavors of what it’s cooked in! A combination of savory seasonings with a slightly sweet orange sauce, will make this tofu recipe a favorite.

Serves: 4

1 pound extra firm tofu, drained, pressed*, and cubed
4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 shallot, minced
1 small bell pepper, diced
2/3 cup orange juice

Whisk half of the olive oil with thyme, salt, black pepper, and Dijon mustard to combine. Toss the tofu in the marinade to evenly coat, then refrigerate for at least an hour.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place the marinated tofu in a baking dish, including any unabsorbed marinade. Roast until it begins to brown, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, use the remaining olive oil to sauté the garlic, shallots, and bell peppers until tender. Add the orange juice and allow the sauce to simmer until it thickens, about 5-7 minutes.

To serve, add the roasted tofu to a plate and top with a drizzle of the orange sauce. Serve with a side of brown rice or other grain of choice, if desired.

*To press tofu, place block of tofu on a plate between two paper towels. Place a heavy pan on the tofu and let set for 20 minutes to press out additional liquid. This will help to improve the texture of the tofu.