Vegan Chipotle Lime Tofu

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I admit it: I used to be afraid of Tofu. I scoffed at, reasoning why eat tofu when meat is right there? Well scoff no more. Health-wise, the benefits of tofu can be argued, but no one can argue with how absorbent tofu is to flavor. Tofu picks up the flavors or marinades, rubs, dressings and more. What a versatile, delicious unscoffworthy find.

Chipotle Lime Tofu

1 16OZ package of Extra Firm Tofu (I have only used extra firm for this recipe, not sure how the other consistencies will work with it)

2 heaping TBSP of dry Chipotle seasoning (homemade mix or your favorite brand will do)

Juice from 1 lime, freshly squeezed

3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Water (optional)
Slice tofu into inch thick slices; place between weighted paper towels (I placed my cast iron pan on top of the towels) to squeeze out excess liquid.

Mix Chipotle seasoning, oil, and juice in a bowl. If mix looks too dry, add water, one tablespoon at a time, to loosen mixture.

Add tofu to the mixture; coat well and evenly. Cover and place in refrigerator; let marinate for at least two hours.

Once the tofu has absorbed the marinade, you can either fry, bake, or grill it. I baked mine and served with a bean and veggie salad. Yum!
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