Easy Grilled Tofu

These slabs of tofu are simply marinated in flavour and briefly seared on each side. So easy and versatile – enjoy in salads, sandwiches, wraps, tacos or served alongside mashed potatoes and garlic greens. The marinade doubles as a sauce.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Marinating Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Global
Servings 4
Calories 159.8 kcal


  • 300 g firm or extra firm tofu cut into half-inch thick slices
  • 2 Tbsp low sodium tamari
  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 large lemon zest and juice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano


  • In a small bowl, combine the tamari, tahini, maple syrup, lemon zest and juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and oregano. Whisk well until the tahini has completely emulsified.
  • Press the tofu strips to remove excess water, then place in a shallow baking pan in a single layer and pour the marinade over the tofu. Let sit at least 30 minutes and preferably 1-2 hours (or cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days).
  • When ready to cook, heat a non-stick stovetop grill pan over medium-high heat until hot. Reserving the marinade, place the tofu slices on the grill at an angle and cook until it holds deep grill marks, 1-2 minutes per side. If searing in multiple batches, be sure to thoroughly wash the pan to avoid burnt remains of marinade. If you find the tofu sticking, use a small spray of oil in the pan before adding the tofu pieces.
  • Remove the tofu to a platter and drizzle with some of the remaining marinade. Leftover marinade can be saved and reused.
Keyword plant-based, wfpb

Gabrielle is an evidence-based vegan coach who believes that health transformation begins when you switch to a plant-based diet. Her mission is to help midlife women eat in alignment with who they are and what they value so that they can lead a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.

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