Photo: Jeffery Cross; Styling: Jeffrey Larsen
Total Time
35 Mins
Serves 4

A light coating of seasonings and soy sauce brings lots of flavor to grilled tofu. Romaine and cabbage make a good combo, but you could also mix the dressing with any variety of vegetables you have in your fridge--or toss it with cold soba noodles.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a grill to medium-high (450°). Meanwhile, cut each tofu block crosswise into 6 slices. Lay slices between paper towels, press out excess water, then transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Whisk sesame oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, cayenne, and garlic powder together in a small bowl and pour over tofu slices, turning to coat both sides.

Step 2

Whisk dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.

Step 3

Oil cooking grate, using tongs and a wad of oiled paper towels. Transfer tofu slices to grill and cook until grill marks form on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side (tofu may stick a little).

Step 4

Mix lettuce, cabbage, mushrooms, green onions, and carrot in a large bowl. Toss with three-quarters of dressing. Divide salad among 4 dinner plates and arrange 3 tofu slices, slightly overlapping, on top of each. Drizzle remaining dressing over tofu and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Ratings & Reviews

Salty Dressing

August 09, 2015
Grilled the tofu on my charcoal grill, along with some beef for tomorrow night's dinner to make efficient use of the fire...the dressing was WAY salty. I added warm water, honey and almond butter to balance the flavors and cut the salt per teaspoon.

japanese salad

July 28, 2015
liked the concept, can serve to my vegan friends, but nothing special.  dressing needs a little sweetening, tofu was good, but too much trouble if this is the only thing grilling outdoors; should have used an over the stove grill pan.