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Miso-Sesame Tofu & Zucchini
with miso-sesame slaw

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min

This miso-sesame sauce will become your go-to grilling sauce this summer. Use it on everything you're grilling up but start with tofu, zucchini, and dressing slaw for this meal!

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Miso-Sesame Tofu & Zucchini:
  • Tofu, extra firm (vacuum packed preferable) - 1 1/2 lbs, sliced into rectangles
  • Toasted sesame oil - 1 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 4 Tbsp
  • Rice vinegar - 2 Tbsp
  • Zucchini - 1 lb, sliced lengthwise
  • Miso-sesame sauce, homemade - 5 Tbsp ((ingredients listed separately))
  • Limes - 1/2, sliced into wedges
  • Sesame seeds - for serving
Miso-Sesame Sauce:
  • Sesame seeds - 1 Tbsp, toasted
  • Miso paste, any type - 2 Tbsp
  • Rice vinegar - 2 Tbsp
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp
  • Honey - 4 tsp
  • Hot sauce - 2 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Toasted sesame oil - 4 tsp
Miso-Sesame Slaw:
  • Coleslaw mix (or any slaw mix) - 6 oz
  • Miso-sesame sauce - 5 Tbsp ((ingredients listed separately))

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Prep

  1. Tofu - If tofu is packaged in water, press out liquid first. Then slice into 0.5” (1.25 cm) thick rectangles. (Can be done up 1 day ahead)
  2. Marinate tofu - Mix together toasted sesame oil, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. Pour over tofu and marinate for at least 15 minutes and up to 1 day. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  3. Zucchini - Slice lengthwise into ½” thick pieces.
  4. Make miso-sesame sauce - Toast sesame seeds in a frying pan over medium heat for 4 to 6 minutes, until golden and fragrant. Mix sesame seeds with miso, rice vinegar, lime juice, honey, hot sauce, cooking oil, and toasted sesame oil. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

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Make

  1. Toss slaw’s portion of the miso-sesame sauce with coleslaw mix. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. If cooking tofu & zucchini on grill: Preheat grill to 450F (232C) degrees. Clean grates and brush with some oil. Place tofu and zucchini over direct heat. Grill tofu & zucchini on both sides for ~3 minutes each, with the cover closed (rotate once on each side to create more grill marks). Remove zucchini from the grill and move tofu to indirect heat. Brush zucchini with some of the miso-sesame sauce and brush remainder onto tofu. Cook tofu with the cover closed for another 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. If cooking tofu & zucchini on stovetop: Heat grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Brush with some cooking oil. Place tofu and zucchini onto hot grill pan and sear on both sides for 3 to 4 minutes each, rotating once to create more grill marks. Remove zucchini from pan. Brush zucchini with some of the miso-sesame sauce. Lower heat and cover tofu with foil. Cook for another 3 to 5 minutes. Brush remainder of sauce onto tofu and cook for another minute on each side.
  4. Enjoy grilled tofu and zucchini with slaw and lime wedges! Sprinkle tofu and zucchini with more sesame seeds if desired.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (99)
Gluten-free (7)
Paleo (13)
Vegetarian (14)

47 reviews

I had leftover 'cilantro lime slaw' from a cooksmarts meal from the day before so I used that. Otherwise the chicken and zucchini were as written. Loved the miso sauce - such a great staple sauce! And using the grill adds so much to the flavor. Excellent summer meal!

By: Liane
Posted: Jul 20, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Sauce is awesome!

By: Katie
Posted: Jul 20, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Loved it! The sauce was delicious, even my picky 4 yo liked it.

By: Megan
Posted: Jul 18, 2015
Diet: Original
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Liked the sauce, but unless you have a ton of it, it gets lost on the chicken. I wonder if marinating it in the sauce would make it more flavorful? I also did not like the coleslaw, but I think if I added some Mandarin oranges and maybe some peanuts it would have been a lot better.

By: Rebecca
Posted: Jul 18, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I would put the miso sauce on just about anything!

By: Laura
Posted: Jul 17, 2015
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

I really liked the sauce on the chicken but i was not a big of a fan of it on the cole slaw

By: Sara
Posted: Jul 17, 2015
Diet: Original
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