Herby Lemon Tofu

Author: Sarah Cobacho

Published: January 1, 2023

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Herby lemon tofu in a nourishing bowl

This oven-baked herby lemon tofu is such a simple way to add a nourishing Mediterranean twist to your next healthy bowl or sandwich. It’s super easy to make and keeps really well in the fridge; I also love it cold, so it’s a great one to make ahead of time and add to any salads or sandwiches for a super fresh protein addition.

In the bowl, I enjoyed it with brown rice, beetroot hummus, avocado, rocket, cucumber, and roasted carrots. The sandwich is toasted sourdough with pesto, hummus, pickled onions, sprouts, sundried tomatoes, avocado and cucumber, so delicious!

I’m using lemon myrtle herb in the marinade, which is a delicious Native Australian herb. It adds a beautiful flavour, but no worries if you can’t find it, I’ve tasted it without, and it’s still very delicious ????

I know I’m going to make this on repeat, and can’t wait to hear what you all think about this new tofu flavour ✨

Herby lemon tofu in a nourishing bowl

Herby Lemon Tofu

5 from 5 votes
This oven-baked Herby Lemon Tofu is a simple, nourishing Mediterranean twist to your healthy bowl or sandwich. It’s easy to make, perfect for make-ahead meals, and adds a fresh, high-protein addition to any dish.
Sarah Cobacho (plantbaes.com)
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour


Servings 3


  • 450 g extra firm tofu
  • 2 lemons, juiced and zested (about 6 tbsp)
  • 2 tsp Italian herbs seasoning
  • 1 tsp lemon myrtle (optional)
  • 2 tsp baby capers + brine
  • 2 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 1.5 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper


  • Cut the tofu into 1 cm thick rectangles. Place them between two tea towels and press to remove the excess moisture. Cut diagonal slits across the top and bottom of the tofu for better absorption of the marinade.
  • Combine the lemon juice and zest, Italian herbs seasoning, lemon myrtle (if using), baby capers and brine, minced garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Add the tofu to this marinade, ensuring it’s well coated. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes to absorb the flavors.
  • Preheat your oven to 400F/200C. Arrange the tofu pieces on a baking tray and drizzle half of the remaining marinade over them.
  • Bake the tofu for 15 minutes. Then, flip the pieces over, brush them with the rest of the marinade, and bake for another 15 minutes. Your Herby Lemon Tofu is ready to enjoy!

Per Serving

Calories 237kcalCarbohydrates 5gProtein 20gFat 17gSodium 143mgFiber 1gVitamin A 1IUVitamin C 13mgCalcium 570mgIron 4mg
COURSE Main Course
CUISINE Mediterranean-Inspired
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  1. Hi Sarah,
    This recipe looks good. Do you think I could make it with your lentil tofu recipe? If so, would I add the lemon, garlic and herbs before the lentil tofu sets or after the lentil tofu has been made? Thank you.

    1. Hey Sandra, that’s an interesting idea! You would probably try to blend it with it, might not need to use as much as in this recipe 🙂 Otherwise marinating should work fine too.

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