Baked Tofu with Peanut Sauce

Baked Tofu with Peanut Sauce


  • 3 Tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon hot pepper toasted sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon molasses or maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 small jalapeño pepper or serrano Chile, seeded and chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ to ½ cup water, to blend
  • 14 ounces firm tofu, drained, cut into 8 rectangles, freeze, thaw,and squeeze with hands to remove excess liquid


In a food processor or blender, mince garlic. Add the rest of the ingredients except water and tofu. Blend well, adding water as needed to make a thick marinade. In a pie pan or shallow bowl, coat tofu with peanut sauce mixture and marinade for at least an hour. Note:refrigerate if marinating longer than one hour. Preheat oven to 400º F. Without overlapping, place tofu on an ungreased sheet pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until peanut coating has hardened slightly.

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Cook Time 20 min
  • Ready Time 35 min