Lemon Garlic Tofu Chunks

Lemon Garlic Tofu Chunks

  • In advance: Marinate the tofu (for at least 3 hours)
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Or baking time: 25 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes (or 35 minutes)
  • Servings:1-2


  • 200g tofu
  • Juice from 1 medium lemon (2 ½ tbsp)
  • Zest from 1 medium lemon (1 tsp)
  • 2 big cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • Good pinch of salt and pepper 


In advance:

  • To remove moisture from the tofu, press the block in a kitchen towel.
  • Cut the tofu into 1.5cm cubes.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, olive oil, rosemary, salt, and pepper.
  • Add the tofu and stir until covered on all sides.
  • Marinate for at least 3 hours.

Cooking in a pan:

  • Heat the pan to medium to high heat.
  • Add the tofu and fry for 10 minutes, until browned on all sides.

Baking in the oven:

  • Preheat oven to 180°C (fan-forced).
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • To ensure they are browned on all sides, stir the cubes after approximately 10 minutes.