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Tofu is my go-to for a quick and easy protein lunch or dinner. Slice, marinate, and roast it. Toss it on top of some cooked and well-seasoned udon noodles and serve it with some crunchy raw veg, a scattering of chopped herbs and you’ve got yourself a quick and delicious meal.



  • 1 block extra firm tofu, sliced into rectangular strips (14 oz)
  • 2.5 tbsp tamari sauce
  • 2.5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

udon noodles

  • 1 package of udon noodles (approximately 8 oz)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • red onion (about 1/4 of a large one, thinly sliced and chopped)
  • persian cucumber, quartered and sliced lengthwise into matchsticks
  • 1 large carrot, sliced into matchsticks
  • fresh chives to taste, chopped
  • fresh cilantro to taste, chopped


  1. Drain water from tofu block and slice into rectangles.
  2. Place tofu on baking sheet and coat both sides with tamari sauce, and extra-virgin olive oil.
  1. Roast tofu at 425℉ for 20 minutes flipping sides halfway through cooking time.
  1. Prepare udon noodles per package instructions (if you buy one that comes with seasoning, leave that out) and reserve 1/4 cup of the water used to boil the noodles.
  2. Prepare the udon sauce (mine here is similar to Hon Tsuyu sauce, available in Japanese grocery stores) in a saucepan or skillet: Soften chopped red onions in sesame oil, add in the 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp rice vinegar, 1/2 tsp sugar, 1 tsp sesame oil, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 2 tsp fish sauce.
  3. Add the cooked udon noodles to the pan with the sauce along with the 1/4 cup of reserved water. Mix well on medium heat for a few seconds, coating the noodles.
  4. Place noodle mixture in a bowl and top with slices of the roasted tofu. Sprinkle freshly chopped chives, cilantro and serve with chopped raw cucumbers and carrots.
  5. Enjoy!

3 thoughts on “Roasted Tofu on Udon

  1. Rhoda Bornstein says:

    Outstanding! 🍷


  2. Sara Duffy says:

    I’ve made this several times now – I love it! I have to restrain myself from eating it all!

    Liked by 1 person

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