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Simple Roasted Barbeque Tofu

With the summer right around the corner, it’s safe to say that it’s officially BBQ season. Being the plant-based foodies that we are, we decided to whip up this super Simple Roasted Barbecue Tofu recipe that will rock your taste buds. 

Simple Roasted Barbeque Tofu

Any tofu fans here? For those of you new to tofu, know that it’s a pretty bland food, which makes it great for taking on a range of flavors. It basically soaks in whatever you marinate it in. Depending on how you prepare it, tofu can have a meat like texture that makes it perfect for barbecuing. It is a great source of protein and provides a healthy dose of calcium and manganese. 

Simple Roasted Barbeque Tofu

Add your favorite vegetables and you’ve got yourself a pretty amazing plant-based meal. A plant-based diet, as you may well know by now, is high in fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Research has shown that it reduces risk of chronic disease like diabetes, heart disease, and some forms of cancer. It can also help to regulate your blood sugar and energy levels throughout the day.

Simple Roasted Barbeque Tofu

For this recipe, we’ll be making our own BBQ sauce. BBQ sauce is one of those sneaky sources of added sugar. We decided to keep things super simple, and whipped up a 4-ingredient sauce. Ketchup is used as a base. We went with the organic Trader Joe’s one, which is not as processed as the typical ketchup, and has way less sugar. 

Simple Roasted Barbeque Tofu

To get going, start by pressing the tofu. You can do this by lining a plate with paper towels, and putting your tofu on the paper towels. Then add another layer of paper towels on top of the tofu, and press with something heavy (ie: canned beans, tomato sauce jars, etc). Let it press for at least 1 hour. Now let’s make our simple BBQ sauce. Add the rest of the ingredients to a small sauce pan, and cook over low heat for 5 minutes and set aside.

Slice the tofu into 5-6 large rectangles once it is pressed. Add the tofu slices to a bowl, and pour the barbecue sauce in. Gently coat each tofu slice with a spoon, and let this marinate for at least an hour. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper, and add each tofu slice (do not discard the extra barbecue sauce!). Bake for for 20 minutes. flip over, and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the tofu edges are browned. Brush the remaining barbecue sauce onto the tofu and serve with on a salad bowl, with your favorite grains, or in a sandwich!

Simple Roasted Barbeque Tofu

For our salad bowl, we added roasted carrots, broccoli & beets, cooked quinoa, raw tomatoes, scallions, sesame seeds. What other healthy BBQ staples will you be bringing to that summer hangout? Let us know what you think of our Simple Roasted Barbecue Tofu in the comments below!

Simple Roasted Barbeque Tofu
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 1 block of firm tofu
  2. 1/3 cup ketchup (Trader Joe's has a great minimally processed option)
  3. 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  4. 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  5. Cayenne pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Start by pressing the tofu. You can do this by lining a plate with paper towels, and putting your tofu on the paper towels
  2. Then add another layer of paper towels on top of the tofu, and press with something heavy (ie: canned beans, tomato sauce jars, etc)
  3. Let it press for at least 1 hour
  4. Now let's make our simple BBQ sauce. Add the rest of the ingredients to a small sauce pan, and cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Set aside
  5. Once the tofu is pressed, slice it into 5-6 large rectangles
  6. Add the tofu slices to a bowl, and pour the barbecue sauce in
  7. Gently coat each tofu slice with a spoon, and let this marinate for at least an hour
  8. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper, and add each tofu slice (do not discard the extra barbecue sauce!)
  9. Bake for for 20 minutes. flip over, and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the tofu edges are browned
  10. Brush the remaining barbecue sauce onto the tofu and serve with on a salad bowl, with your favorite grains, or in a sandwich!
Notes
  1. For our salad bowl, we added roasted carrots, broccoli & beets, cooked quinoa, raw tomatoes, scallions, sesame seeds.
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8 Comments on Simple Roasted Barbeque Tofu

  1. 192.168 ll
    May 24, 2017 at 7:03 am (3 months ago)

    SO yummy!!!! Love this roasted barbeque tofu!

    Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy
      May 26, 2017 at 11:01 am (3 months ago)

      yessss it’s so good!

      Reply
  2. Marie
    May 29, 2017 at 12:25 pm (3 months ago)

    Besides the quinoa did you two cook any of the veges? If so, how. The bro coli and the carrots look kind of grilled. What seasoning or dressing did you put on top as well?

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      June 5, 2017 at 3:43 am (3 months ago)

      Hey! I roasted all of the vegetables except the tomatoes with some olive oil and simply added salt and pepper, sesame seeds, with a drizzle of tahini sauce. xoxo

      Reply
      • Marie
        June 14, 2017 at 3:34 pm (2 months ago)

        Thank you for your response. In your article you said you added roasted carrots & beets, quinoa, tomatoes, scallions, sesame seeds, & broccoli. Did you put the quinoa in the oven after it was cooked as well? Also regarding your response to me you, did you add all those ingredients to the vegetables and then roast them?

        Reply
  3. Yoselyn
    May 30, 2017 at 4:32 pm (3 months ago)

    Tried it- loved it- made it again! Y’all are soooo awesome. Thank you!

    Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy
      June 5, 2017 at 3:41 am (3 months ago)

      You are welcome love! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe. xoxo

      Reply
  4. Justine
    June 20, 2017 at 11:08 pm (2 months ago)

    A definite must try!

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