Perfect Grilled Tofu


Delicious grilled tofu! This recipe is very easy to double, though you don't need quite double the marinade — about 1 1/2 times the marinade is perfect for four packages of tofu.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
12 slices


  • 2 (14 ounce) packages extra-firm tofu, drained

  • ½ cup sherry vinegar

  • ½ cup low-sodium soy sauce

  • cup olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (Optional)

  • ½ teaspoon dried marjoram or thyme (Optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Place tofu onto a plate and place another plate on top. Set a 3- to 5-pound weight on top. Press tofu for 20 to 30 minutes; drain and discard the accumulated liquid.

  2. Meanwhile, mix vinegar, soy sauce, olive oil, garlic powder, salt, cayenne, marjoram, and black pepper together in a small bowl.

  3. Cut each piece of tofu crosswise into 6 thick slices; place in a baking dish. Pour marinade over tofu, turning to coat, and chill, covered, turning occasionally, for at least 30 minutes or up to 48 hours. Longer is better, but shorter is totally fine.

  4. Preheat an outdoor grill or charcoal grill for high heat. Reduce heat to medium and lightly oil the grate.

  5. Remove tofu slices from marinade and shake off excess; reserve remaining marinade to make the sauce.

  6. Cook tofu on preheated grill, turning once, until well browned but before grill marks get black, 10 to 15 minutes total. Transfer tofu to a platter and cover with foil to keep warm.

  7. Bring reserved marinade to a boil in a saucepan; simmer until it reduces to about 1 cup, about 2 minutes. Pour over tofu and serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.


To minimize sticking, wait 5 minutes before turning the tofu and use a pancake turner–style spatula to loosen it from the grate before turning.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

220 Calories
18g Fat
5g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 220
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Sodium 880mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 464mg 36%
Iron 8mg 43%
Potassium 207mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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