Smoky Grilled Tofu and Broccoli

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Prep time1 hour
Cooking time20 minutes
Total time1 hour, 20 minutes


This easy, aromatic, smoky tofu and broccoli relies on a simple marinade to deliver big on flavor. Serve hot on a platter of rice, or cool on bowls of chilled rice noodles. Add grilled strips of bell pepper and onion if you wish. To make this dish in the oven, heat the oven to 400°F, and place the tofu and broccoli on an oiled sheet pan. Bake for 20 minutes, flip the pieces with a spatula, and bake for 20 minutes more. Cool on a rack. 


1 pound
tofu, extra firm
1/4 cup
olive oil
2 tablespoons
tamari (or soy sauce)
3 tablespoons
balsamic vinegar
2 cloves
garlic (pressed to remove peel)
1/2 teaspoon
salt, smoked
1/2 teaspoon
paprika, smoked
broccoli (stalk (approximately 1 ½ – 2 pounds), cut into florets)
avocado oil (or other high heat oil for coating the grill)


Drain the tofu and wrap it in a clean kitchen towel. Place on a cutting board with a sheet pan or board on top and let the tofu drain for 30 minutes. Slice into 1/2-inch thick slices.

In a large, flat container with a lid, stir together the olive oil, tamari, vinegar, garlic, smoked salt and smoked paprika. Carefully place the tofu slices into the marinade and turn to coat. Marinate for at least an hour or overnight.

Preheat the grill. While the grill is heating, add the broccoli florets to the marinated tofu and toss to coat. When the grill is hot, coat the hot grill with vegetable oil.

Drain the tofu and broccoli, reserving the marinade for another batch, if desired. Grill over indirect heat, turning tofu and broccoli often, about every 5 minutes, until the edges of the tofu are starting to brown a bit and the broccoli is crisp-tender. Serve with rice or noodles for a complete meal.



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