Grilled Basil Marinated Tofu

Grilled Basil Marinated Tofu

Here’s a quick and simple marinade that adds a little oomph to your tofu. It’s not a really potent in-your-face kind of marinade, but it’s flavorful. It works well on seitan and tempeh, too. Like any marinade, the longer you let it marinade, the better it will be. Grilling gives it that extra something.

Grilled Basil Marinated Tofu
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp broth
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp tamari
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 Tbsp red onion, finely chopped
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp finely chopped basil
ground pepper
1 # tofu, drained and pressed

Mix all marinade ingredients together. Pour over tofu, tempeh or seitan cutlets. Let sit at least an hour, but overnight is even better. Grill when you’re ready.

If you’re wondering about the sides up there, it’s broccolini (one of my favorites), those crash potatoes (I finally made them) and some roasted cauliflower.

Don’t forget, Food Network Friday is coming soon. (Tater tots…tater tots…tater tots…). See you then!

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16 Comments

  1. Posted March 18, 2009 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    I’m jealous of those grill lines!

  2. Posted March 18, 2009 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    sounds like a wonderful marinade i’ll have to try! and your grill marks = perfection! :)

  3. Posted March 18, 2009 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    this looks awesome! basil is definitely my favorite herb.

  4. Posted March 18, 2009 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    Sounds good! I just bought a block of tofu and was planning to marinade and broil them for wraps. I don’t have a grill, do you think baking or broiling would work?

  5. Posted March 18, 2009 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    Love the basil marinade idea. Have some in the refridge right now. Broccolini is one our family fav’s also. yum!

  6. Posted March 18, 2009 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    omg those crash potatoes… err… and I still have st patty’s weekend colcannon… eh… why stop now… :)

  7. Posted March 19, 2009 at 2:44 am | Permalink

    ooh, grilled tofu…have yet to try it!

  8. Posted March 19, 2009 at 6:12 am | Permalink

    Yes- waiting for those tots!!

  9. Posted March 19, 2009 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    So enjoying your recipes. This tofu dish looks easy and delicious. Love the grill marks!

  10. Posted March 19, 2009 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    Those grill marks are truly perfect! I cant’t ever get mine to look so pretty. You are a grill master :)

  11. Posted March 19, 2009 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    Thanks on the grill lines. Sometimes they work better than other times. This time I got lucky!

    Allularpunk, I think basil is my favorite, too. Especially with garlic.

    Mary, you could definitely bake or broil the tofu and it would come out great!

    Guava, the potatoes are crispy and decadent, at least if you use way too much oil like I did. But they are soooo good!

    Thanks, everyone… I’m off to type up the tater tot recipe for tomorrow.

  12. Posted June 1, 2009 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    i tried grilling tofu yesterday, will be posting the recipe…ur looks lovely

  13. Posted January 18, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    I am all about TOFU! And it is my goal to be a diverse tofu cook, and your blog is just filling me up with wonderful ideas! Keep this up.

  14. Posted January 18, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    Cheska, I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for the tofu-encouragement.

  15. Posted January 31, 2010 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    I love basil. And marinated tofu is good..but I would rather have it with raw toasted tofu! Delicious.

  16. Posted January 5, 2012 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    Check for other spices as well. Alternative ingredients can be a good substitute as well.

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