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Easy Vegan Tofu Satay in Coconut Sauce

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Tofu satay
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Whip up a quick and easy vegan coconut-based satay sauce for grilled tofu, and have all the vegetarians and vegans at your outdoor barbecue thanking you. This is an easy recipe, inspired by Indonesian and Thai satay recipes, for a simple grilled tofu satay in a simple coconut, curry paste and peanut butter satay sauce. It's vegetarian, vegan, and absolutely finger-licking delicious.


  • 1 block tofu, frozen, thawed and pressed
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp vegetarian red curry paste
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce


First, prepare your tofu. Like most vegan tofu recipes, this one will taste best if you press the tofu first. Not sure how to do that? See this easy step-by-step guide: How to press tofu.

Next, slice your tofu into your desired shape. Thick slabs, cubes for skewering or triangles will all work well when grilling tofu.

Whisk together the coconut milk, peanut butter, curry paste and hoisin sauce over low heat, just until well combined.

Marinate tofu in sauce for at least one hour; sauce will thicken as it cools. Grill tofu on indoor or outdoor grill, basting gently with extra curry satay sauce. Tofu should take about 6-7 minutes on each side until well grill marked and cooked through.

Serve topped generously with extra satay curry sauce, or, serve the sauce on the side as a dip.

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 5 out of 5
Super easy fast food, Guest Killoran

My only suggestion is make more sauce. There wasn't enough, although it's easy enough to whip up some extra. I also find it easier to marinate the slices of tofu in a ziploc freezer bag than in a bowl. I cooked mine in the frying pan, and it was still great. The grill would probably be even better. I'll definitely make it again.

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