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Smoky Marinated Tofu

This Smoky Marinated Tofu is made with pantry staples and is marinaded until bold and smoky. All you need is 10 minutes to prep. Gluten-free, Oil-free option.
Course Main, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Chinese, Japanese
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Method Oven
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 131kcal
Author Caitlin Shoemaker



  • Cube the Tofu: Cut the tofu into 1/2" cubes and transfer to a large resealable bag or container. Set aside.
  • Make the Marinade: Whisk the olive oil, tamari, vinegar, maple syrup, liquid smoke, garlic powder, and smoked paprika together until evenly combined.
  • Marinate: Pour the marinade over the tofu and gently shake the bag to cover all tofu cubes. Marinate for at least 30 minutes, preferably overnight. The tofu can be enjoyed as-is, or proceed to the next step to bake it!
  • Bake: Preheat the oven to 415F. Drain the tofu and transfer it to a baking sheet, leaving space between each tofu cube; discard the marinade. Bake in the top rack of the ove for 15 minutes, then flip the tofu and bake for another 15 minutes.
  • Serve & Store: Serve immediately, as desired. Both the cooked & uncooked versions of the tofu can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days.


  • Tofu: If you are using extra-firm tofu make sure to press it first, to remove extra liquid. Super firm tofu (also called high protein tofu) is pre-pressed and can be cubed straight away.
  • Gluten-Free: Use tamari or gluten-free soy sauce to keep this recipe gluten-free


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 568mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Vitamin C: 0.003mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg