Picture of Grilled BBQ Tofu sitting on a fresh salad

Grilled BBQ Tofu – Easy!

Picture of Grilled BBQ Tofu sitting on a fresh salad

Grilled BBQ Tofu is a fantastic meal that brings everyone to the table, smiling and ready to eat. It’s a special dish because it’s part of the big world of vegetarian barbecue recipes. This isn’t just any barbecue tofu recipe; it’s a favorite because it tastes amazing and is good for you. Everyone loves a good barbecue, and this tofu BBQ lets us enjoy those smoky flavors in a new, plant-based way.

I like this recipe so much because it’s easy and fun to make. The secret is in the barbecue tofu marinade. This special sauce makes the tofu taste like it’s been cooking over flames all day. But don’t worry, it’s not hard to do. The bbq marinade for tofu uses ingredients you probably have in your kitchen right now. And grilling the tofu is a breeze. You’ll see those beautiful grill marks and know you’re about to eat something delicious.

This recipe is perfect for anyone looking for grilled vegan recipes or vegetarian grill recipes. It shows that you don’t need meat to enjoy a good BBQ. This vegetarian BBQ recipe is a hit at any outdoor cookout or family dinner. It’s part of a bigger world of vegetarian barbecue recipes that prove eating plants can be just as tasty as eating meat.

So, whether you’re cooking for a crowd or just for yourself, remember that this Grilled BBQ Tofu is more than just food. It’s a way to bring people together, to try new things, and to enjoy a meal that’s both delicious and kind to the planet. Let’s get that grill fired up and make some BBQ tofu that everyone will love.

Ingredients for Grilled BBQ Tofu

Each ingredient in this grilled vegan recipe has been chosen to ensure your vegetarian grill recipes are a hit. Whether you’re looking for vegetarian barbecue recipes or just some delicious grilled vegan recipes, this tofu is sure to impress.

  • Extra Firm Tofu: This is the star of our barbecue tofu recipe. We slice it into 1/2-inch pieces and press it to get rid of extra water. It’s perfect for soaking up our BBQ marinade and getting that grilled tofu texture just right.
  • BBQ Sauce: Choose your favorite kind to bring that classic barbecue tofu flavor to life. This sauce makes the tofu sweet, tangy, and perfect for a vegetarian bbq.
  • Vegetable Oil: We use this to help the tofu not stick to the grill and to add a bit of richness.

How to Make Grilled BBQ Tofu

This simple guide will help you master vegetarian grilled tofu, making your next meal a hit with both the vegans and meat-eaters at your table.

  • Marinate the Tofu: First up, mix your BBQ sauce with a little vegetable oil in a big bowl. This is your barbecue tofu marinade. Toss in your tofu slices so they’re all nicely covered in this bbq marinade for tofu. Let them sit like this for about half an hour to soak up all that flavor.
  • Prepare the Grill: Now, get your grill ready. You want it hot, so set it to medium-high heat. I bring my grill to about 400 degrees F. Make sure it’s clean and rub a bit of oil on the grate. This step is crucial for any vegetarian grill recipes to prevent sticking, since most vegetarian ingredients are not high fat on their own..
  • Grill the Tofu: Next, take your tofu slices out of the marinade. Let the marinade drip off a bit into the bowl so it doesn’t flare up in your grill. But don’t wipe them off too much – a bit of that tasty marinade should still be on them. Lay them on the grill. Flip them after 3-4 minutes or once you see those nice grill marks forming. The time might change a bit based on how hot your grill is or how thick your tofu slices are. This part is key in making a great tofu BBQ.
  • Serving Instructions: Serve your grilled BBQ tofu warm. It’s delicious with more our BBQ vinaigrette drizzled on top. I love it on a fresh salad, in a taco, or just with some coleslaw and grilled veggies. This is what makes grilled vegan recipes so good – they’re versatile.
  • Storage: Got leftovers? No problem. Just put them in an airtight container and they’ll stay good in your fridge for up to three days. To reheat, just throw them back on the grill or warm them in a skillet. Perfect for enjoying vegetarian bbq any day of the week.

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Yield: 2 Servings of Grilled BBQ Tofu

Grilled BBQ Tofu

Picture of Grilled BBQ Tofu sitting on a fresh salad

Enjoy your flavorful Grilled BBQ Tofu, perfect for a summer barbecue or a hearty plant-based meal any time of the year!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes


  • 1 block Extra Firm Tofu, sliced into 1/2-inch slices and pressed to remove excess liquid
  • 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce (your favorite)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable Oil


  1. Marinate the Tofu: In a large mixing bowl, combine the BBQ sauce and vegetable oil. Add the tofu slices, ensuring each slice is well-coated with the marinade. Allow the tofu to marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Prepare the Grill: Preheat your grill to a medium-high heat. Ensure it is clean and lightly oiled to prevent sticking.
  3. Grill the Tofu: Remove the tofu slices from the marinade, gently scraping off any excess sauce while still leaving a thin coating on each slice. Place the tofu slices on the grill and cook until grill marks appear, approximately 3-4 minutes on each side. The exact time may vary depending on grill temperature and thickness of the tofu slices.
  4. Serving Instructions: Serve the grilled tofu hot, accompanied by extra BBQ sauce for dipping if desired. This dish pairs well with a fresh salad, coleslaw, or grilled vegetables.


    Storage: Leftover grilled BBQ tofu can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat on the grill or in a skillet over medium heat until warmed through.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 551Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 33gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 734mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 25gProtein: 23g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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