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Spicy Chipotle Strawberry Tofu

Total Time 10 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Healthy
Servings 6


  • 2 blocks extra-firm tofu

For the Marinade

  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 onion grated, with its juice
  • 3 Tbsp vinegar such as apple cider or rice vinegar
  • 2 Tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 Tbsp ground chipotle pepper
  • 1/2 cup soy or tamari sauce
  • 1/2 cup mashed or puréed strawberries
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • oil for grilling

Optional Add Ins:

  • fresh hardy herbs, splash of barbecuey booze like whisky or bourbon


  • Lay each block of tofu on a clean tea towel and pat dry. Let it rest so the moisture is absorbed. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix the desired marinade ingredients together. You could also use a blender.
  • Cut the tofu into 1⁄2-inch steaks. Place them in a container and cover with the marinade. Seal. Marinate the barbecue sauce in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours, and the black bean sauce for at least 4 hours or up to 4 days.
  • Once marinated, preheat a grill or cast-iron pan over high heat. Lightly oil the grill and then barbecue each side of the tofu, brushing excess marinade on the tofu while grilling, until browned, 3 to 5 minutes per side.


KEEPS FOR: cooked tofu can be stored for up to
3 days in the fridge, and marinated tofu for up to 4 months in the freezer
CAN SUBSTITUTE • Strawberries with 2 Tbsp strawberry jam or 4 Tbsp other mashed or puréed fruits like mango, cherries, pears, or blueberries
Keyword barbecue tofu, bbq, chipotle tofu, tofu, vegan, vegetarian