Mild-flavored tofu benefits from this intensely flavored lemon juice-and-garlic-based marinade. If you have the time, marinate the tofu early in the day (up to 8 hours before serving) so it can absorb all the flavors. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Summer 2004

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  • Preheat grill.

  • Whisk lemon juice, oil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons of this mixture for basting.

  • Drain and rinse tofu; pat dry. Cut the block crosswise into eight 1/2-inch-thick slices and place in a shallow glass dish. Add remaining marinade and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or for up to 8 hours.

  • Meanwhile, make Mediterranean Chopped Salad.

  • Lightly oil the grill rack (hold a piece of oil-soaked paper towel with tongs and rub it over the grate). Drain the tofu, discarding marinade. Grill the tofu over medium-high heat, basting occasionally with reserved lemon juice mixture, until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side (see Tip). Serve immediately, topped with the salad.


To make grill marks on the tofu, rotate it 90° halfway through grilling for a cross-hatch pattern.

Nutrition Facts

209 calories; 15.6 g total fat; 2.2 g saturated fat; 682 mg sodium. 408 mg potassium; 9.8 g carbohydrates; 1.9 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 8.8 g protein; 807 IU vitamin a iu; 30 mg vitamin c; 28 mcg folate; 72 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 45 mg magnesium;

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