Cedar Plank Tofu with Grilled Veggies

 A super summer supper that celebrates the season! Quick too!

The hot, humid weather broke this past Sunday, so I took advantage of the cooler air to head out to the grill. One of my least favorite summer food activities is standing over hot coals when it is 95 degrees and thick humidity! Even if the heat had not broken, this dish is quick and easy! You can also expand it to feed a larger gathering.

            Mustard Miso Maple Marinade

It’s all about the Mustard Miso Maple Marinade! While I have used this marinade many times on salmon, I’d never tried it on tofu, so this was an experiment. Tofu cooks much quicker than the salmon, and the marinade was every bit as good on it. Even my husband the meat eater loved it and said he would enjoy having it again.

            A perfect meatless meal, use whatever vegetables you have or like best with this. You can add tomatoes, corn, zucchini or summer squash, green beans, anything that is at its best. I even tossed on a few peaches just for a little sweet surprise!

Cedar Plank Tofu with Mustard Miso Maple Marinade and Grilled Veggies

  • 1 lb. tofu, pressed
  • 1/8 cup grainy mustard
  • 1/8 cup yellow miso
  • 1/8 cup fruity olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. dark maple syrup
  • ½ tsp. hot sauce, optional
  • 1 head baby bok choi, sliced in quarters lengthwise
  • 3 heads endive, sliced in half
  • 2 sweet red peppers, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 poblano peppers, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 sweet onion, sliced in thick rings
  • A few peaches or apricots, sliced in half, pit removed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lemon, sliced

Press tofu for ½ hour. You can use a tofu press, or place your tofu on a plate with toweling, add another plate to the top, and use a couple of large cans of vegetables to weigh down. 

Prepare the marinade. Whisk together the mustard, miso, olive oil, maple syrup, and hot sauce. Pour into a wide shallow bowl and set aside.

Once the tofu has drained, slice it in six or eight pieces and add it to the marinade, turning it over to coat all sides. Set aside while you prepare the vegetables and grill.

Ready your charcoal grill. I use a little chimney with newspapers to start my charcoal and it works like a dream. You want your coals to be nice and hot. Arrange the coals with a hot side and a cold side.

Prep your vegetables by creating a flat surface for the grill. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Place your cedar plank over the hot side of the grill. You want to char it, but keep your eye on it so it doesn’t catch fire! This takes seconds, not minutes. Turn and char the second side. This will add flavor to the tofu.

Place the tofu on the plank, and add all the marinade to the top of the slices. Place in the grill on the cooler side and cover. After five minutes, give it a check. You will want to cook this until the dripping marinade is bubbling and starting to char. Remove from the grill and tent.

When the dripping marinade is bubbly and just starting to char, remove from the grill and tent.

Add the veggies to the grill and cook until charred and softened.

Arrange on a platter, squeeze some lemon over all, an extra sprinkle of salt, and dive in! 

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39 Comments Add yours

  1. Bernadette says:

    What an original recipe and marinade. Thanks for sharing Dorothy.

    1. Thank you Bernadette! It’s one of my favorite marinades, and was perfect on tofu.

  2. This looks delicious! And it’s something I would never have thought to try. Thanks for the inspiration to branch out. Happy September.

    1. Thank you! It was one of those little thoughts that popped into my head while I was looking at a cedar plank!

  3. I am not so good in the English language, so reading the headline at first i had thought its about wood (cedar, plank). Lol Another wonderful recipe, very inspirational, Dorothy. Thank you very much, and have a nice Wednesday! xx Michael

    1. Love cooking on a cedar plank. The plank itself adds lovely flavor, and the smoke is scrumptious!

    1. Thank you, we did too!

  4. NativeNM says:

    Veggies on the grill are so so good! I bet that smoky tofu tastes delicious with your marinade as well!

    1. Thank you, it was a really lovely combination!

  5. picpholio says:

    As usual, you always show us great ideas that look delicious 🙂
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Greetz,
    Rudi

    1. Ah! Thank you so much! We really loved this one!

  6. I believe with this recipe you manage to make tofu taste good, which is quite a feat!

    1. It was delicious Stefan, and my husband couldn’t have been more surprised!

      1. My husband would be very surprised if I would even prepare tofu (it’s like filing for divorce). And even more surprised if he’d actually like it.

      2. LOL! Well, mine has gotten used to it, however, he has never before said he loved it!

  7. Beautiful tasty dish! Tofu absorbs flavors so well. Love that you’ve added fruit to the plate. 🙂

    1. Thank you Ronit! The peaches were sitting in a fruit bowl and asked to join the party!

  8. Wow! What an unbelievable veggie dish. Thank you for sharing!!

  9. terrie gura says:

    All those beautiful grill marks are a sight to behold! The idea of maple-miso-mustard sounds so delicious, and I appreciate your tips for pressing the tofu. I’ve never had good luck with tofu holding its shape, even extra firm, and I think you have explained my trouble with it. Definitely want to try these flavors together!

    1. The pressing is really important for the tofu to keep its shape. I invested in a little press which works even better than the plate and canned tomatoes method, but in a pinch, the latter is perfectly good!

  10. Carolyn Page says:

    Another one that looks suspiciously like a keeper, Dorothy!
    xoxoxo

    1. Thank you my dear! It certainly will make a reappearance!

      1. Carolyn Page says:

        Oh my goodness; that marinade is incredibly delish!
        Just made this for lunch, Dorothy – We both had wow moments!
        xoxoxo

      2. I’m so pleased you liked it Carolyn! It tastes good on lots of things, and I always have the ingredients on hand.💕❤️💕

  11. writinstuff says:

    Wow that sounds totally amazing and I can’t wait to try it out!

    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

  12. Mustard and maple is one of my favorite combos, this sound fabulous!

    1. Thank you! I agree with the combination. I’d much rather have maple/mustard than honey/mustard!

  13. Lady A says:

    I am always drawn to tofu recipes. You created a beautiful platter there.

    1. Thank you Lady A! We love large arranged salads like this.

  14. I’m a real veggie girl and those grill vegetables look great.

    1. Thanks Karen. There’s something so inviting about grilled vegetables, especially in the summer when they are so fresh.

  15. NancyC says:

    This sounds delicious and healthy–a great way to serve tofu!

    1. Thank you so much! Tofu will never be the same in our house!

  16. Neal Saye says:

    Looks beautiful and yummy.

    1. Thank you! It’s really delicious.

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