Baked Tofu

Since I moved to China, almost 5 years ago (oh gosh time flies), I’ve been enjoyed eating tofu.
Soy is known to be a great healthy food, packed with protein and low in fat. Problem is tofu itself does not have a strong flavor and to make it a bit tasty you often end up frying it or dressing it with lots of oil and sauces.

I am trying to keep things  bit simple and healthy in my kitchen recently and tofu is one of the key ingredient that I am using, thus I decided to find a recipe that could give it a bit of flavor without adding extra calories and fats.

This is the result: tofu seasoned with fresh parsley and paprika and baked in the oven.  Great in your salad or with some boiled spinach or broccoli!


  • 1 block firm tofu (400 gr)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp of

Grab the tofu

and slice it up


In a bowl combine cornstarch, salt. Add 1/2 tsp of garlic, chives and ginger mix

paprika (I used 1/2 a tsp but you can add more if you like things a bit more spicy)

and fresh chopped parsley

sprinkle the mixture onto the tofu pressing down to make it adhere well

do so on both sides

Then bake at 200 C for about 20/25 min. Remove from the oven, let the tofu cool down a bit then serve.

I did love it!

Hope you’ll like it too


– LittleDani

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An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.