Soy-Lime Roasted Tofu

Soy-Lime Roasted Tofu

12 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2009 (updated December 2017)

Here we marinate tofu cubes in soy sauce and lime juice with a touch of toasted sesame oil, then roast them—perfect tofu every time.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 (14 ounce) packages extra-firm, water-packed tofu, drained
  • ⅔ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • ⅔ cup lime juice
  • 6 tablespoons toasted sesame oil


  • Prep

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  1. Pat tofu dry and cut into ½- to ¾-inch cubes. Combine soy sauce, lime juice and oil in a medium bowl or large sealable plastic bag. Add the tofu; gently toss to combine. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour or up to 4 hours, gently stirring once or twice.
  2. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  3. Remove the tofu from the marinade with a slotted spoon (discard marinade). Spread out on 2 large baking sheets, making sure the pieces are not touching. Roast, gently turning halfway through, until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  • To make ahead: Marinate the tofu (Step 1) for up to 4 hours. Cover and refrigerate roasted tofu for up to 5 days.
  • Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.
  • People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 163 calories; 11 g fat(2 g sat); 2 g fiber; 2 g carbohydrates; 19 g protein; 0 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 187 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 111 mg sodium; 3 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 2 medium-fat protein

Reviews 12

July 27, 2018
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By: Nancy, vegan fotever!
I can't wait to make this for dinner tonight! These are ingredients that I always have in my kitchen. I will replace the sky sauce with Bragg's Liquid Aminos because I can't have any sauce due to having Celiac disease (and gluten free sky sauce is just...yuck). It's really a great alternative if you'RE eating gluten free or even just want less sodium. It's less salty than even low sodium sky sauce but has great umami. Thanks, EatimgWell, for the great recipe!
July 21, 2018
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By: Cory Rowell
Used this recipe as a base for making Baja style tacos. Paired with a Ginger-Cilantro slaw, avocado and Sriracha it was one of the best vegetarian meals I've prepared. I would advise using a dry seasoning of your choice after the marinade before you put it in the oven for a nice blackened crust
March 31, 2018
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By: mludowise
It's not bad but is more of a side than a main dish.
January 09, 2018
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By: Andra
Super easy and absolutely delicious... Note to the true novices at cooking (like myself): I don't think much of the liquid should go in the oven as that seemed to create some smoke... Still, turned out delicious and an easy source of ready protein.
February 04, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Used rice wine vinegar instead of lime juice. Marinated in resealable bag and just turned it over every 20 min or so to marinate evenly. Has a great texture and flavor.
November 09, 2011
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By: EatingWell User
Easy, delicious and good for you It takes no time to make the marinade----only three ingredients!! I roast the tofu longer than the recipe states because I like my tofu well-done. I usually saute red peppers, spinach and garlic and then put it all over rice.
October 17, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I used low sodium soy sauce and only marinated for 5 minutes.
August 22, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Certainly need to use low sodium! The regular is too salty!!!
January 11, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This was really great. i served it with brown rice & vegetables. easy, simple, delicious.
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