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Satay Grilled Tofu and Peppers

Points® value
Total Time
25 min
15 min
10 min
Tofu grills up beautifully for a flavourful vegetarian entrée. The spicy sauce is tempered by the sweet grilled peppers.


Extra firm tofu

14 oz

Satay sauce

½ cup(s), or other brand


¼ cup(s), warm

Red bell pepper

6 medium, cut into 4 large pieces each

Table salt

tsp(s), or to taste

Black pepper

pinch(es), or to taste

Fresh spearmint

¼ cup(s), fresh, chopped


1¼ oz, dry-roasted, salted, chopped


  1. Slice tofu widthwise into 8 even slices, approximately 1/2-inch-thick each. Lay a double layer of paper towels on a flat surface; place tofu on top in an even layer to dry. Place a double layer of paper towels on top and gently press to remove additional moisture.
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine satay sauce with warm water. Carefully dip tofu slices in sauce mixture and place in a single layer in a container to marinate at least 15 minutes at room temperature or up to 24 hours in refrigerator; reserve remaining marinade in a separate container.
  3. Preheat grill. Off heat, place peppers in a grill basket (or skewer them); liberally coat both sides of peppers with cooking spray and season to taste with salt and pepper. Grill peppers until softened and charred, flipping once, approximately 8 to 10 minutes; set aside.
  4. Meanwhile, place tofu on grill and press down gently with a spatula to sear; grill until satay sauce crusts and grill marks are evident, about 5 minutes per side.
  5. To serve, plate tofu slices with pepper slices and drizzle with reserved satay sauce; sprinkle with peanuts and mint.
  6. Yields 2 tofu slices, 6 pepper pieces, 1 tablespoon sauce, 1 tablespoon mint and 1 tablespoon peanuts per serving.


We didn’t have problems tossing the tofu right on the grill but if yours is sticking, grill it on a large piece of aluminum foil well-coated with cooking spray.