Tofu with Ginger-Cilantro Sauce

tofu with ginger cilantro sauce served on a black plate
Photo: Elizabeth Cecil

A quick vegan main that will satisfy meat eaters too. Brushed with a zesty cilantro, jalapeno, ginger, and lime sauce this tofu just needs a short stint on the grill. This recipe comes from Martha Stewart's Grilling: 125+ Recipes for Gatherings Large and Small.


  • 2 cups packed fresh cilantro leaves

  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus more for grill

  • ½ jalapeno, seeded and roughly chopped

  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 3 scallions, green parts only, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 14 ounces extra-firm tofu, sliced into 12 pieces, drained, and pressed


  1. Heat grill to medium. In a food processor, combine cilantro, 1/4 cup oil, jalapeno, ginger, lime juice, and scallions. Blend until smooth; season with salt and pepper.

  2. Brush tofu with remaining 1 tablespoon oil; season with salt and pepper. Lightly brush grates with oil. Grill tofu, turning halfway through, until charred in spots, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from grill and brush with ginger-cilantro sauce. Serve with remaining sauce on the side.

Cook's Notes

Recipes reprinted from Martha Stewart's Grilling: 125+ Recipes for Gatherings Large and Small, From the Kitchens of Martha Stewart Living. Copyright 2019 by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

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