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marinated tofu cubes

How to easily marinade tofu so it tastes delicious raw, baked, fried, stir-fried or air fried, or any other way you can think to cook it. This marinated tofu recipe includes the marinade for tofu as well as how to turn it into a stirfry!Easy Marinated Tofu

Tofu is a super versatile ingredient. It’s something that a lot of vegans love to eat (myself included). The thing with tofu is that it’s super easy to make bland and boring BUT it’s also super easy to make delicious, flavourful, and exciting. It just needs a little bit of special attention to reach its potential, just like all of us do.

All you need to elevate boring old tofu into a delicious meal is vinegar, soy sauce, time, and heat.

Related Recipe: Sweet and Sour Tofu

Easy Marinated Tofu


This easy marinated tofu can be used to make crispy breaded tofu or sweet and sour tofu, or just kept the way it is.

marinated tofu cubes


For the Tofu Marinade:

  • apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • soy sauce or tamari (gluten-free)
  • water

For the Dish:

Easy Marinated Tofu Recipe

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Easy Marinated Tofu
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How to easily marinade tofu so it tastes delicious raw, baked, fried, stir fried or air fried, or any other way you can think to cook it. This marinated tofu is a perfect vegan dinner idea for friends and family, or dinner for one. Serve it on it's own, or alongside veggies and/or a grain bowl.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6 servings
Tofu Marinade
For the Dish
How to Press Tofu
  1. Remove the tofu from the package and wrap with a clean dish towel.
  2. Place the tofu on a cutting board, and cover with a baking sheet, and something heavy, like a cast iron pan or two. Press for a minimum of 15 mins or even overnight.
  3. Cut tofu into cubes.
  4. In a bowl or tupperware, stir together vinegar, tamari or soy sauce and water.
  5. Add tofu cubes and toss to coat, and allow to marinate for a minimum of 15 minutes, up to 24 hours to absorb marinade.
  6. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add a touch of oil.
  7. Add the marinated tofu and cook, stirring occasionally, until all sides are golden brown.
  8. Remove tofu from skillet and set aside.
  9. Add vegetables to the skillet with a touch of oil or water and cook until tender.
  10. Add tofu back in to the pan and stir to combine.
  11. Serve with rice or noodles of choice and garnish with sesame seeds.



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  • Teresa says:

    Candice, can you save the marinade to use for another day? Or even freeze it till needed again, then just defrost?

  • This is such an easy way for people who are skeptical of tofu to have a great flavour in this healthy way! Thank you!

  • Christine says:

    Hi! Do you know if I could cook this in my instant pot pressure cooker rather than fry it?


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