This Quick and Easy BBQ Tofu recipe is flavorful, easy to make and healthy!
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Did you know that April is National Soyfoods Month? Well, I didn’t either until recently, but I have to say, I find it very appropriate because after Passover, when people have spent the week eating (too much) chicken and meat, it’s good to have some lightened up, healthful meals featuring soy.
When the Soyfoods Association of North America asked me to share a recipe as part of their #SoySwaps campaign, I knew I had to share this family favorite. Some people think that tofu is tasteless and bland, but once you taste this flavorful variety, you’ll see that swapping out tofu for some of your chicken or meat is actually a great idea! Since I don’t like fish of any kind, my go-to protein for meatless meals is soy.
So here’s the history of this recipe. A long time ago (we’re talking all the way back in the days when I was a kid…) my mother was in a waiting room and picked up a magazine to pass the time. A tofu recipe jumped out at her, so she went home and made it. Not only was it delicious enough for my siblings and I to enjoy it, but it was easy enough for my mother to love making it for supper. The health benefits? Well that’s just a big added bonus!
I didn’t have the exact recipe, so I played around and came up with this one. It was just as good as I remembered, and I’m sure you’ll love it too!
- 1 lb firm tofu, I used House Foods brand
- ¼ cup ketchup (reduced sugar okay)
- ¼ cup yellow mustard
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- For best results, press the tofu using a tofu press or heavy weight for a couple of hours, up to overnight.
- Slice the tofu into ½ inch slices. Set aside.
- Combine the ketchup, mustard, soy sauce and garlic powder in a small bowl. Stir until smooth.
- Pour the sauce over the tofu slices and toss until all tofu is fully coated.
- Line the tofu slices up on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Broil on high for five minutes. Flip each piece, then broil for an additional five minutes.
- Serve hot.
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Serving suggestion: Serve this tofu in a sandwich with your favorite veggies. You can double the sauce recipe and use the extra on your sandwich instead. Alternatively, serve this tofu alongside Fried Rice and Roasted Sesame Broccoli.
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Thanks folks for stopping by! If you’re looking for more healthy recipes after a long holiday and a lot of food, make sure to check out this list of 15 recipes that helped me lose 15 pounds. Come back soon – I’ve got lots more delicious food coming your way soon! -Miriam
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