Easy Lemon Pepper TofuPosted: January 10, 2011
Now that I’ve…erm…recuperated from Saturday night, I was able to do some serious work on dinner this evening.
Better yet, that work was of the eating variety, seeing as the cooking had already been done over the weekend!
Most of the time, I’m a comfort foods girl. Put a semi-healthy spin on pasta, bread, or soup and I’m good to go. The raw foods movement never really grabbed much of my attention. Sure, I can plow through a good salad like no other, but the rest of the time, I want my food cooked. Raw food lacks some key density in keeping me full.
Tofu, however, rarely makes it past the package in the Lovely as Charged kitchen. I’ve roasted it on occasion and once tried pan-frying it (with disastrous results), but to me, tofu is best raw with a good marinade.
A good tofu marinade has an oil base, a slightly acidic component, and a zippy combination of spices to make up for what tofu lacks in the flavor department.
This simple lemon pepper marinade definitely hits all three and comes together in two minutes!
Easy Lemon Pepper Tofu Marinade
Vegan, serves 2-3
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tbsp poppy seeds
- 1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
- 1 tsp ground mustard
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Add all ingredients to a medium dish and stir with a fork.
- Drizzle over raw tofu cubes and allow to marinate at least 4 hours (the longer, the better!) Cook the tofu according to your favorite method (if you absolutely insist), or simply enjoy straight out of the refrigerator!
This definitely seemed like a tofu dish you’d run into at Whole Foods.
I really can’t imagine why so many people dislike tofu – perhaps because of the notion that it’s bland and slimy? One bite of this flavorful and fresh tofu dish and even the most dedicated hater may change their mind!
I’ll see y’all on the flip side of a run and some ab work!
What’s your favorite tofu recipe? Any other crazy raw tofu lovers out there?