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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Summer 2004


Recipe Summary

45 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

209 calories; protein 8.8g; carbohydrates 9.8g; dietary fiber 1.9g; sugars 3.7g; fat 15.6g; saturated fat 2.2g; vitamin a iu 807.2IU; vitamin c 29.7mg; folate 28.4mcg; calcium 72.3mg; iron 2.3mg; magnesium 44.7mg; potassium 407.8mg; sodium 681.9mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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Rating: 4 stars
Perfect for a hot summer evening! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This tofu is awesome! I drained it and put it between two plates and a paper towel for maybe 15 minutes to get some extra moisture out. I marinated it for 30 minutes tops and then my husband grilled it which he said was very easy using a spatula. After it was grilled my daughter made the comment that it smelled like hamburgers and I have to agree. The taste was so good I can't imagine how flavorful it will be after I get the chance to marinate it for hours on end. I highly recommend this recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great recipe! I added Soy sauce and Sesame oil to the marinade to expand and enhance the flavors Pros: Easy outstanding flavor Cons: None unless you don't like Tofu Read More
Rating: 4 stars
easy flavorful and healthy This was a super easy recipe packed with flavor and it is a new family favorite. I usually don't like olives but they were part of a whole bunch of flavors that blended together beautifully Pros: Fantastic taste Cons: My tofu was a bit old I had trouble slicing it Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I was really looking for this type of recipe of tofu. Great. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
What attracted me to this recipe was the use of tomatoes and cucumbers (my favorite). This salad was delicious and the tofu fit the salad perfectly. I marinated the tofu for about an hour. Simple and easy is just my style. A must eat again type of recipe. Read More