Spicy Grilled Tofu


If you’ve ever grilled tofu before, then you know how it can sometimes stick to the rack or pan. What’s the secret to keeping your slices intact? Use extra-firm tofu, press out as much water as you can, then generously coat both the slices and the grill rack with nonstick cooking spray. To add extra flair to your grilled tofu, give your slices cross-hatched grill marks. After 2 minutes of cooking time, simply turn the slices diagonally (from 12 o’clock to 2 o’clock) on the grill without flipping them. Cook 2 minutes more, then flip, and repeat the process on the other side.

  • 4Servings


  • 1 lb. extra-firm tofu, drained and cut lengthwise into 8 slices
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. chile paste with garlic
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 Tbs.)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper


1. Place tofu slices on several layers of paper towels; cover with additional paper towels. Let stand 20 minutes, pressing down occasionally with your hands to squeeze out water.

2. Arrange tofu in single layer in 13x9-inch glass baking dish. Whisk together lime juice, syrup, tamari, chile paste, garlic and pepper in small bowl. Pour over tofu. Stir to coat. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and chill 4 hours, or overnight.

3. Spray grill rack or pan with nonstick cooking spray. Heat grill or grill pan to medium heat. Remove tofu slices from baking dish, reserving marinade. Grill tofu slices 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until browned and crisp on the outside. Return tofu to baking dish and toss with reserved marinade. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 197
  • Carbohydrate Content: 25 g
  • Fat Content: 7 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 12 g
  • Sodium Content: 581 mg
  • Sugar Content: 17 g