Crusty Tofu

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 14-oz. package extra firm tofu
  • 3 tablespoons boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts toasted


  • In a small bowl, mix paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper. Drain tofu and pat dry with paper towels. Cut crosswise into 8 slices about 1/2 inch thick. Dredge the tofu with the spice mixture, coating completely.
  • In a small bowl, mix boiling water, lemon juice, and honey.
  • In a skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add tofu and cook on one side until brown and crusty (about 4-5 minutes); flip and cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Add honey mixture to pan and shake to coat tofu. Serve immediately, topped with toasted pine nuts.


Per Serving: 123 Calories; 8g Fat; 7g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 13mg Sodium.
Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 1 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve with corn on the cob and sautéed zucchini with diced tomatoes and garlic.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!