Baked Teriyaki Tofu and Vidalia Onions over Kale

Blog_May 13, 2013-2

I recently picked up some local, organic Vidalia onions and thought up this recipe as a way to use them. Sweet Vidalia onions are great baked or grilled – they have none of the bite that traditional onions have so you can eat them by the slice. This is a really quick, healthy vegan recipe that is perfect for a weeknight meal that won’t weigh you down. I also make another Teriyaki Tofu recipe, but that requires a little more time because I fry the tofu prior to baking. This is a much quicker recipe that works well with small cubes of tofu because you don’t necessarily need the crunch you get from pan frying.

Baked Teriyaki Tofu and Vidalia Onions over Kale

Recipe Type: Entree
Cuisine: Vegan
Author: Q&DK
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Serves: 2
  • 1 (8 oz.) package extra-firm tofu (preferably cut into cubes)
  • 2 large Vidalia onions
  • 2 large bunches of kale (about 10 oz.), torn or chopped into bite-size pieces
  • About 1 cup teriyaki sauce
  1. Put a large pot of water to boil. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Drain your tofu and chop into cubes if necessary. Place on a kitchen towel, wrap and press gently; let sit as you prepare the other ingredients.
  3. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with foil. Slice the onions (discarding or saving the greens) and lay on the baking sheet. Place the drained tofu on the baking sheet in a single layer. Cover the onions and tofu with teriyaki sauce – use just enough teriyaki sauce to coat the tofu and onions and toss gently. Place in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes until tender and lightly browned.
  4. Meanwhile, when the water comes to a boil blanch the kale by placing it in the boiling water for a few seconds, just until bright green and tender. Remove from the heat and drain immediately.
  5. Serve the hot tofu and onions over a bed of kale. Drizzle with more teriyaki sauce if needed.
*You can buy extra-firm tofu already cut into cubes, this is what I prefer for time’s sake. If you can’t find this, simply drain and cut your tofu into cubes. *My favorite teriyaki sauce is pictured below. Look for one that suits your dietary needs, you can find gluten-free, low-sugar, and other options in most grocers.
This is by far my favorite teriyaki sauce, you only need a small amount for BIG flavor.
This is by far my favorite teriyaki sauce, you only need a small amount for BIG flavor.