Lime-Pepper Tofu

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Instead of the traditional lemon-pepper combo to flavor your protein…try limes!

Lime-Pepper Tofu

juice from 2 limes
1 tablespoon black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon Tamari
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
1 package of extra firm tofu
vegetable or canola oil for frying

*Drain and press tofu (see post for guava-jalapeno glazed tofu for more explicit instructions on draining and pressing tofu).

*Whisk all ingredients except for tofu and vegetable/canola oil. Add to shallow baking dish.

*Lightly fry pressed tofu in grill pan with a bit of vegetable or canola oil. Add pressed tofu to marinade. Marinate 30-60 minutes.

*Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake tofu (in marinade) for 15-20 minutes (uncovered). Flip once.

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  1. This sounds too good! With the combination of the chili flakes and limes it must be wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

  2. It was yummy! (We ate it with the coconut-cilantro couscous…very nice combo!) 😀

  3. The lime and chili flakes sound great! I love adding big flavors like this to tofu.

  4. Thanks Lisa! You kinda have to go big with tofu, otherwise it just tastes like fluffy egg white! 🙂