I love tofu! Especially this recipe for Grilled Spicy Sesame Tofu, which is plant-based (vegan) and gluten-free. I always have a package of tofu in my refrigerator, and I enjoy tofu several times during the week, in dishes such as lasagna, curry, or stir-fry, and just simply baked or grilled. When I grill tofu, I make a big batch, because it’s excellent over the next few days, cubed into salads or sliced into sandwiches. Plus, tofu is a very nutritious plant-powered food—it’s a good source of protein and it contains phytochemicals that are linked with disease protection. In fact, it’s part of the traditional Asian diet, where people have lower rates of obesity and chronic disease. You can learn how to grill tofu in my step-by-step guide.
This easy recipe for Grilled Spicy Sesame Tofu pays homage to traditional Asian flavors, including sesame, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, garlic, ginger, red chili, and seaweed. All you have to do is mix up this flavorful marinade—which takes just a few minutes and 8 ingredients—and then marinate your extra firm, pressed tofu to allow it to seep up those wonderful flavors. Then you can grill it, allowing the surface to caramelize and gain a little crispness.
This is a wonderful recipe to enjoy for BBQs as the main entree. Just pair it with a wonderful green salad, a rice dish, and you’ll be in plant-powered heaven! You can also grill this recipe on skewers, or roast the marinated tofu in the oven for a change of pace (and weather).