Baked Tofu with Ginger Cilantro Pesto



Recipe Information

Total Time: 

1 hour; 15 minutes active



Golden brown baked tofu is infused with Southeast Asian flavors. The ginger-cilantro pesto is also great on pasta, fish and in soup.



  • 1 pound tofu, cut into small squares, cubes, or triangles
  • 1 ounce tamari soy sauce

Cilantro Ginger Pesto

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, leaves only
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds


  1. To prepare tofu, preheat the oven to 375°F. Toss the cut tofu with the tamari to evenly coat, and place on a prepared cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown, approximately 35-40 minutes, turning tofu occasionally to ensure even browning. Remove from oven and cool.
  2. To prepare pesto, add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Add oil if needed to thin the pesto.
  3. Toss the cooled tofu with the pesto and sesame seeds to coat.

Nutritional Information

255 calories, 17 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 778 mg. sodium, 9 g. carbohydrate, 3 g. fiber, 20 g. protein