Grilled Tofu with Smoky Barbecue Sauce
The tofu in this dish is best grilled, but can also be baked. Making your own barbecue sauce is easy and economical.
Makes 4 Servings
Combine the tomato paste, agave nectar, liquid smoke, cinnamon, allspice, garlic, tamari, and cayenne pepper in a small saucepan.
Bring to a boil over medium heat. Lower heat to simmer and cook for 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Set aside.
Cut the tofu into equal-size slabs, about 3/4-inch thick. Using two wooden skewers per tofu piece, skewer tofu, separating skewers about 1/2 inch from each other.
Coat a grill rack with cooking spray. Preheat gas grill to medium-high heat. When the grill is ready, add the tofu and grill for 1 minute.
Brush some of the barbecue sauce on the top and cook for 1 more minute. Turn the tofu and brush with more barbecue sauce. Cook for 2 additional minutes, until the tofu is browned.
Optional: grill vegetables with the tofu, such as tomatoes, broccoli, carrots, red or yellow pepper, zucchini, cauliflower, or any other seasonal vegetable.
Per Serving (1/4 of recipe)
Fat: 7 g
Saturated Fat: 0.7 g
Calories from Fat: 20.8%
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Protein: 14.3 g
Carbohydrates: 46 g
Sugar: 30.1 g
Fiber: 3.1 g
Sodium: 922 mg
Calcium: 314 mg
Iron: 6 mg
Vitamin C: 13.6 mg
Beta-Carotene: 524 mcg
Vitamin E: 2.5 mg