Plate of Baked Tofu Steaks with steamed broccoli and rice

Baked Tofu Steaks with Lemon and Garlic

Baked Tofu Steaks are loaded with flavor from lemon, garlic, and thyme. Pair this easy vegan entree with your favorite grains and vegetables for a healthy meal.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Fusion
Keyword: Baked Tofu Steaks
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: 25IU | Vitamin C: 11.4mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1.2mg

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