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Satay grilled tofu and peppers

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
25 min
15 min
10 min
Only five simple ingredients and a handful of staples come together in this amazing vegan dish. Ready in under 30 minutes, the extra-firm tofu gets a deep grilled flavor that plays well against the sweet peppers and peanut sauce. The mint finish adds a fresh finish and brightens each bite of this meal.The spicy satay sauce is tempered by the sweet grilled peppers. Serve this dish over some steamed rice for a filling meal or dice the ingredients and add to a bowl of mixed greens for a spicy sweet salad. Swap tofu for grilled chicken if meat-free does not appeal to you or serve both to a crowd with mixed tastes.


Extra firm tofu

14 oz

Peanut satay sauce

½ cup(s)


¼ cup(s), warm

Sweet red pepper(s)

6 medium, cut into 4 large pieces each

Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Table salt

tsp, or to taste

Black pepper

tsp, or to taste

Unsalted dry roasted peanuts

¼ cup(s), chopped


¼ cup(s), fresh, 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. Serving size: 2 tofu slices, 6 pepper pieces, 1 Tbsp sauce, 1 Tbsp mint and 1 Tbsp peanuts


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.