Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Vegan Grilled Tofu Chimichurri BBQ Recipe

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Summer Grilling for Vegans, Meat-Eaters

Who doesn't enjoy delicious food grilled outside over charcoal or fragrant, smokey wood during the summer months, right?  That's why I love sharing really tasty, healthy and innovative recipes like this one from The Soyfoods Council. This dinner idea is meatless, actually two recipes in one yummy meal: Grilled Tofu and Grilled Garlic Bread, something that will appeal to both vegan and carnivore foodies.

BBQ Tofu Grilled Garlic Bread Recipe



Grilled Tofu with Chimichurri Sauce 
and Grilled Garlic Bread

Chimichurri sauce is a zesty Latin American condiment similar to pesto

Chimichurri Sauce:

  • 2 cups lightly packed chopped parsely
  • 3-5 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 t. chili pepper flakes
  • 2 T. shallot or onion, minced
  • 3/4 cup vegetable or olive oil
  • 3 T. sherry wine vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 3 T. lemon juice

Cumin Rub:

  • 1 t. granulated garlic
  • 1/2 t. smoked paprika or Hungarian paprika
  • 1/2 t. ground cumin
  • 1 box (12 ozs) extra-firm tofu made from 100% US soybeans
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt

To prepare the Chimichurri sauce, place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until well chopped, but not puréed. Set aside.

To prepare the rub, combine the garlic, paprika and cumin; mix well. Set aside. Cut the tofu in half lengthwise to make two "steaks" about 3/4-inch thick. Brush lightly with olive oil. Press the rub into both sides of the tofu steaks. Just before grilling, season the tofu steaks with kosher salt. Place tofu directly on the cooking grate over direct heat and sear. Cook for 4-6 minutes. Turn the tofu steams with a pair of tongs, using a flat spatula if needed. Sear the second side and continue grilling until done, about 3-5 minutes. Cut grilled tofu into thin slices and serve with Chimichurri Sauce and Grilled Garlic Bread.

Grilled Garlic Bread:

  • 8 pieces crusty, dense Italian bread, cut into 3/4 to 1-inch thick slices
  • 4 large cloves garlic, peeled, cut in half
  • Extra virgin olive oil, preferably from Tuscany

For grilled garlic bread, place bread slices on grates, turning once until golden brown on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side. Rub one side of each piece of bread with a half clove of garlic; rub hard for good garlicky flavor. Place each piece of bread on a serving plate and brush with thin coating of olive oil. Season with salt, serve with the Chimichurri Tofu and enjoy.

Tofu Good Source Protein

About The Soyfoods Council

The Soyfoods Council is an affiliate of the Iowa Soybean Association. To learn more about US-grown soybeans and for more delicious, nutritious recipe ideas like the one in this post, visit The Soy Foods Council website, as well as follow the Council on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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