This simple recipe for Pineapple BBQ Tofu does not require a grill, but the use of your broiler. It is a great dish that can be made year round.
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Pineapple BBQ Tofu - a delicious dinner
It is not a secret that I am a pretty big fan of tofu. We eat tofu typically at least once a week at our house.
I am always trying to reinvent our recipes to spice things up in our little tofu world. Today I am sharing one of my recent favorites: Pineapple BBQ Tofu.
This recipe is extremely easy and tastes wonderful!
Many people tend to shy away from easy tofu recipes, and I’m not certain why. Tofu isn’t that hard to cook at all! You just need to remember to drain the tofu and follow directions and you’ll be enjoying crispy tofu in no time at all!
This dish pairs the flavors of sweet, yet sour pineapple with some tangy BBQ sauce. It is the ultimate combination!
The trick is, after you press your tofu with your EZ Tofu Press, you marinate it with a tasty blend of fresh pineapple and BBQ sauce!
I marinated mine for 2 hours.
We have lots more tofu recipes! Visit the recipe index, or jump to these delicious recipes:
- Sweet Thai Chili Tofu Bowls
- Tofu Scramble Breakfast Burritos
- Balsamic Tofu and Mushrooms
What side dishes go well with tofu?
Great question! Tofu does a great job of taking on other flavors, so really anything goes well! You can top this vegan bbq tofu with sesame seeds for a crunch, or stir fry in some veggies as well.
Keep in mind that the star of this show is the barbecue sauce so you really don’t have to do a ton to get a great taste!
And if you really need something to eat with your tofu, adding some brown rice can always be a great choice, too.
How hard is this barbecue tofu recipe?
Trust me, friends! It’s so easy! You’ll love this gluten-free firm tofu recipe! I promise! Just make it one time...once your taste buds get ahold of one bite, you’ll be making it over and over again.
All about that broiler!
Then I broiled my tofu. This is a very easy way to prepare your tofu. Think of our broiler as an up-side-down grill.
Makes sense right? You are exposing your food item directly to a high amount of heat but from the top. Instead of heat from the bottom like a traditional grill.
My broiler is gas, but some stoves are electric. I've used my mom's electric broiler and it seems to run a bit hotter. Use caution when using your broiler, be sure to read the safety instructions your stove came with.
Don't have those instructions? You can always google it! My broiler just has an on/off setting. I can't control the level of heat.
I love that my broiler can get the job done in 5-10 minutes! Just keep an eye on it because it can go from done to burnt...quickly!
Press that tofu!
Let's back up a bit and talk more about pressing your tofu. I never used to understand the importance of pressing your tofu before you cook it.
By pressing the tofu you get rid of extra moisture, which allows your tofu to cook better and it also tastes better. I use the EZ Tofu Press each and every time I make tofu! If you love tofu, you need one!
Still wondering? Here are a few more reasons, why I love it!
- EZ Tofu Press can press virtually all sizes of firm and extra firm tofu.
- Pressing can be achieved in 15 minutes or less.
- You can prep food and marinade while turning the knobs every 2 minutes over a 10-15 minute time frame.
- Presses substantially faster than spring based tofu presses. Easy to clean- small, compact, dishwasher safe, and fewer parts to break.
- Saves on paper or cloth towels!
Are you looking for some yummy TOFU recipes to use with your EZ Tofu Press? Check out the pinterest account of EZ Tofu Press! As a foodie, I am always on the hunt for new recipes! If you want some more delicious vegan BBQ flavors, I would suggest you check out this Vegan BBQ Chickpea Salad!
Now let's get back to our yummy Pineapple BBQ Tofu recipe! I bet you are getting hungry! This bbq tofu recipe is so easy...you’re just going to love it!
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Pineapple BBQ Tofu
- Using your EZ Tofu Press, press the tofu for 15 minutes.
- Cut tofu into long skinny planks (as shown in pictures)
- Using a food processor, blend BBQ sauce, olive oil and fresh pineapple.
- Marinate tofu planks in BBQ sauce mixture for 2 hours.
- Place planks on a lipped baking sheet. Broil for 10 minutes, fiipping sides after 5 minutes.
- Garnish with diced green onions and more fresh pineapple, if desired.
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Chances are, you are here because you already like tofu, but if you are new to tofu, we have got you covered! You might be wondering what does tofu taste like? Check out that post and we explain but share some tofu recipes for beginners! If you already know you like tofu or you have decided that you want to try it, check out these recipes: Tofu Chili, Tofu Fried Rice Recipe and Buffalo Tofu.
Do you like to cook tofu? I'd love to hear from you!
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TOFU?
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Understanding Tofu – a beginners guide – Learn more about how tofu is made (even try it at home if you like!) and what the different types of tofu mean.
Benefits of Tofu – Read about the health benefits of adding tofu into your meal plan.
4 Simple Ways to Cook Tofu – Here I teach you exactly how to cook tofu in for different and easy ways.
Tips for Grilling Tofu – Bonus! One more amazing way to cook tofu that’s perfect for warm weather.
Leave me a comment telling me your favorite way to eat tofu! Oh and we just updated the pictures for this recipe. Check out the difference below!
My favorite tofu recipe is tofu with kale, spinach, cherry tomatoes and broccoli.
That sounds like a great combo!
I have so many favorite tofu recipes that it's hard to pick just one. One if my favorites is a recipe for marinating tofu so that it can be used in a mock chicken salad.
Oh yes, mock chicken salad is yummy!
I like silken tofu that is used in desserts most
I love tofu desserts too!
I have never even heard of a tofu press before. I hope I win so I can try it!!! As a single mom this is considered a luxury item to me but I will be spreading the word! Would make like a lot easier and better meals. Have a great day
Good luck! I am also giving a second one away in another week or so, so stay tuned! 🙂
My kids love tofu, noodle soup...like chicken noodle soup, but with tofu!
Oh yes, we love tofu noodle soup too! YUM
Stir fry with water chestnuts, baby corn, bamboo shoot, and broccoli in the San-J orange sauce!
YUM, that sounds good!
I love sweet and sour tofu
Oh yes that sounds yummy!
My favorite tofu recipe is coating it with almond flour and pan frying it to make crispy tofu tacos!
YUMMM, you have me hungry!!
I must admit that I don't know much about tofu. However, my daughter is a fan and I know she would love this. I wish I knew what her favorite recipe is and I'd share it with you, but I don't...
No problem, if she loves tofu, she needs one of these presses. They are truly great. I am giving one away with this post and another one again this week 🙂
Baked tofu on vegan coleslaw. So good, even for breakfast!
Oh, I like the sound of that! YUM
I've baked it and fried it but have never broiled it. This recipe looks so good. I'll definitely try this.
Thanks Kay, this recipe is so easy. I wish I would have thought about broiling tofu a long time ago! LOL YUM
Oh my that tofu looks amazing, I have never even thought of broiling my tofu before.
Thanks so much, I have found it is a great way to cook it!
I've never broiled tofu before but I'm definitely going to try it.
Yes, it is a MUST try! YUM
Broiling would be tasty, healthy and yummy. I would broil tofu with veggies, eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers.
I have never thought to broile my tofu. Another brilliant idea!
Haven't broiled it--mine is a bit finicky but anxious to try!
Whoa never thought to just broil the tofu! Great idea, will have to give this a shot.
I have never broiled my tofu before. Thanks for this recipe, I love BBQ!
So far I've only used tofu right out of the package or sauted. I haven't tried broiling it, but I have a new stove coming tomorrow and want to try that.
This recipe looks epic! I think we need to try this!
This is SO easy!
I've never tried broiling anything, but this looks delicious!! 🙂
BBQ sauce and pineapple sounds like such a yummy combo! And I love that you've shown your older photo and your new photo!
Thanks Christina, coming along with the photos for sure!
I love that tropical flavor! The perfect meal!
I agree! The tropical flavor is tasty!!
This looks soooo amazing n I love that crispy-sticky pineapple sauce on the Tofu!!! I'll be trying this soon.
So delicious! ENJOY!
You might just change my mind about tofu with this recipe! Yum!
Ha! Give it a try, it is super good! Promise!