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Grilled Lemon Basil Tofu Salad

Lemon basil tofu marinated in a zesty fresh basil sauce and grilled to perfection. Easy and absolutely delicious!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled lemon basil tofu
Servings: 3
Calories: 268kcal


  • cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 Tablespoons spicy dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon honey maple syrup or agave if you're vegan
  • 1-2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice the juice of about 2 lemons
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ 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


  • 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.
  • Prepare grill.
  • 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.



Serving: 1/3 of tofu | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 520mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g