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Grilled Lemon Basil Tofu Salad

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  • Prep Time: 60 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 2-3


Lemon basil tofu marinated in a zesty fresh basil sauce and grilled to perfection. Easy and absolutely delicious!


  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons spicy dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey (maple syrup or agave if you’re vegan)
  • 12 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (the juice of about 2 lemons)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound extra firm tofu, drained and pressed (I use Twin Oaks)
  • salad greens and fresh veggies


  1. Combine all ingredients except tofu in a small bowl. Cut tofu crosswise into 6 slices. Place tofu slices into a container with the marinade and let sit for at least a hour.
  2. Prepare grill.
  3. Remove tofu slices from marinade, making sure to leave any access marinade in the container. Place tofu slices on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill for 3-5 minutes on each side. Serve tofu over a bed of greens and other veggies. Drizzle extra marinade over tofu to use as a dressing and serve.


Adapted from Cooking Light Grilled Lemon-Basil Tofu Burgers. As I mention below, you can also bake the tofu in the oven at 400° for about 15 minutes.

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