Lemon Garlic Baked Tofu
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Lemon Baked Tofu Slices with Garlic

Lemon Baked Tofu is a flavorful vegan and gluten-free recipe that's easy to make. Seasoned with citrus, garlic, and herbs, pair it with your favorite grains and vegetables for a healthy meal. 
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 194kcal
Author Amy Katz


  • 1 package tofu (extra-firm) 14-16 ounces
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon zest (from 2 lemons)
  • 4 Tablespoons lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme (or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme)
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  • Line a baking dish with foil (for easier clean up).
  • Press tofu (I recommend the EZ Tofu Press) to remove excess liquid for about 15 minutes.
  • While the tofu is pressing, add the olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, thyme, and salt and pepper, to the baking dish.
  • Cut the tofu into 8 pieces.
  • Coat both sides of each piece of tofu in the marinade. Place the tofu in the baking dish, then cover and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight.
  • Bake the tofu in a 375 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes, flipping the tofu places half way though.


If you have time, I recommend marinating the tofu overnight to make it extra delicious.
Be sure to zest your lemons before juicing them. I use a microplane.
Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 219mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 0.5% | Vitamin C: 13.8% | Calcium: 4.1% | Iron: 6.9%
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Fusion
Keyword: Lemon Baked Tofu