Spicy Chipotle Lime Grilled Tofu

Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 10 mins

This a great way to grill tofu with a different flavor than usually. It can be adjusted to your liking. Great for summer barbecues or a quick dinner. I like it with garlic bread, fresh corn on the cob, and a green salad. Prep time includes pressing the tofu.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (16 ounce) package extra firm tofu
  • 0.5 (1 1/4 ounce) package chipotle-flavored marinade (Use McCormick's Grill Mates)
  • 1 lime, juice of, to be divided
  • 4 dashes hot sauce (I used Franks, use what you like. adjust to your liking)
  • 14 cup olive oil
  • 1 -2 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Slice tofu into 4-5 slices. Wrap the tofu in paper towl and press for 20-30 minutes under some heavy cans on a cookie sheet.
  2. When tofu is done pressing, mix 1/2 the packet of marinade mix, garlic powder, hot sauce, oil, water, and 1/2 the lime juice in a small bowl. Add more water if it seems too thick. The garlic and hot sauce can be adjusted to your liking.
  3. Place tofu in shallow pan or plate and cover with the marinade, turning to coat. Let marinade for 10 minutes.
  4. Grill on a grill pan or outdoor grill on medium-high heat until searing marks are on both sides, and outside becomes crispy. About 10 minutes.
  5. Using a wedge or two of the remaining lime, sprinkle the juice over the cooked tofu for extra zing.


Most Helpful

Very good! I marinated overnight and it tasted great. Served it with mango/black bean salsa.

bobafemme August 03, 2009

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