Sweet & Smoky Tofu

With a heady brew of sweet, tart, smoky and spicy flavors, this 15-minute dish takes tofu to a whole new level.
smoky tofu recipe
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  • 4Servings


  • 1 12-oz pkg organic extra-firm tofu, sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup or raw honey
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 1/2 tsp smoked sweet paprika
  • Pinch ground cayenne pepper
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 16 oz Swiss chard, trimmed and chopped crosswise into 1-inch ribbons
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 oz low-fat feta cheese, crumbled, optional


  1. Position oven rack in top third of oven and heat broiler on high.
  2. Line a baking sheet with 2 clean dish towels. Arrange tofu in a single layer on towels and cover with 2 more towels. Top with a second baking sheet and arrange a heavy skillet over top. Set aside for 5 minutes, until excess tofu liquid is released.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk maple syrup, Dijon, 1 tbsp lemon juice, paprika and cayenne. Add tofu to bowl and toss gently to coat. Arrange tofu in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet; reserve remaining Dijon mixture in bowl. Brush half of reserved mixture over top of tofu. Broil on top rack, turning and brushing with remaining mixture halfway through, for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden brown and slightly crisp.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare chard: Mist a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat on medium-high. Add chard, stir once, then add garlic. Cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes, until wilted. Add remaining 1 tbsp lemon juice, salt and pepper. Serve tofu with chard. Garnish chard with cheese (if using).

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of tofu and 3/4 cup chard
  • Calories: 136
  • Carbohydrate Content: 16 g
  • Fat Content: 5 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 0.3 g
  • Sodium Content: 452 mg
  • Sugar Content: 7 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 0.3 g