When making tofu, the trick is in the preparation. Although a lot of people don’t like tofu, it is because they don’t know how to prepare it correctly. And, Grilled Asian Sesame Tofu with Vegetable Slaw is one of my favorite recipes because it’s easy and delicious. Furthermore, the grilled Asian tofu recipe, on its own, is simply to die for!
WHY HOMEMADE MARINADES ARE THE BEST!
First, you need to choose a marinade. Despite the many marinades at the store, the best marinades are those you make at home because you control the ingredients. In order to make Grilled Asian Sesame Tofu with Vegetable Slaw, I chose one of my favorite marinades from my Lucky Dragon Bowl, Almond Butter Dressing.
3 WAYS TO COOK TOFU FOR GRILLED ASIAN SESAME TOFU WITH VEGETABLE SLAW
As a matter of fact, The Perfect Pressed Tofu for Grilling, Baking, or Cooking in a Skillet is easy to make if prepped correctly. For instance, I use my favorite tofu press.
Next, the cooking method chosen for the tofu makes a difference in its overall taste and texture. For example, I have provided three different cooking options: grilled, baked, or air-fried.
Since I live in Arizona, I grill all year round. Even though I prefer to grill tofu, Grilled Asian Sesame Tofu with Vegetable Slaw tastes amazing baked or air-fried.
ALMOND BUTTER MARINADE/DRESSING FOR GRILLED ASIAN SESAME TOFU WITH VEGETABLE SLAW
The almond butter dressing, for instance, not only serves as the slaw dressing but also the tofu marinade. As a result, the flavors in the dressing enhance both the slaw and the tofu. Creamy, yet a little spicy and sweet, the dressing is easy to make and tastes sinfully guilty. So, enjoy your guilty pleasure, with no guilt at all.
GRILLED SESAME ASIAN TOFU AND VEGETABLE SLAW MARINADE AND DRESSING ARE THE SAME!
- Almond butter
- Freshly squeezed lime juice
- Soy sauce or Tamari
- Minced fresh ginger
- White miso
- Garlic clove minced
- Sriracha or to taste (sriracha is spicy, so taste before you add the second teaspoon)
If almond butter dressing isn’t your thing, try my Miso Tahini Dressing!
THE RAW INGREDIENTS FOR GRILLED SESAME ASIAN TOFU IN A LARGE BOWL
- Shredded purple cabbage
- White cabbage or Napa cabbage, shredded
- Red bell pepper sliced thin
- Green onions, sliced thin (or 1/4 cup)
- 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
- 2 carrots shredded
- Mandarin oranges, peeled and separated by sections
- Thai basil leaves
TOP GRILLED SESAME ASIAN TOFU WITH VEGETABLE SLAW WITH STRIPS OF TOFU ABOVE, OR CUT INTO CUBES
DRIZZLE ADDITIONAL DRESSING ON WARMED GRILLED SESAME ASIAN TOFU WITH VEGETABLE SLAW
So, if you are looking for a quick and delicious meal in under 25 minutes, try Grilled Asian Sesame Tofu with Vegetable Slaw.
If you like this recipe, you may also enjoy Spicy Tofu Asian Salad with Skinny Peanut Dressing. As you can see, I love Asian food!
IF YOU LOVE GRILLED ASIAN TOFU WITH VEGETABLE SLAW, TRY THESE TASTY VEGAN ASIAN DISHES
- Skinny Veggie Miso Ramen Stir Fry
- Vietnamese Noodles
- Skinny Ramen Noodle Salad
- Vegan Stir Fry
- Tofu Satay
- Vegan Lettuce Wraps
- Vegan Thai Tahini Veggie Noodle Bowls
- Skinny Thai Tempeh Lettuce Wraps
- Bibimbap Vegan