Light the fire

Think outside the box, and try this meatless grilled option.


Sponsored by Cronig’s Markets

There are so many grilling options in summer, it’s nice to add meatless meals to the mix. Cronig’s Markets have a huge selection of meatless options like Nasoya, Wildwood, Mori-Nu, Lightlife Tempeh, Upton’s Naturals, and more. With so many choices, go ahead and get creative! 

Grilling tofu may seem tricky, because even extra-firm tofu is delicate. For this recipe, we are creating a flavorful spice rub to coat the tofu with before grilling. It’s very important to dry the tofu by letting it sit on a clean kitchen towel or paper towel for about 30 minutes in the fridge. Once dried, slice the tofu about ½ inch thick off the block, like planks, and carefully coat both sides with the rub. These can be halved to thinner pieces once they are grilled.

To prepare your grill, be sure it is very hot and oiled. You should only be flipping the tofu once. Grill 3 to 4 minutes, and be sure it is seared when you turn it over, or it will rip.

With this flavorful grilled tofu, you have the perfect vessel to create fajitas with sautéed peppers and onions, topped with limy guacamole, cheese if you like, and fresh chopped cilantro. 

Serve with beans and rice.

Grilled Tofu Fajitas

15.5-oz. package of extra-firm tofu, such as Wildwood Organic. 
½ tsp. smoked paprika
½ tsp. garlic powder
2 Tbsp. chili powder
½ tsp. cumin powder
salt and black pepper
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped

In a heavy sauté pan, combine and cook until lightly browned:

½ red bell pepper, sliced lengthwise
½ orange or yellow pepper, sliced lengthwise
1 yellow onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
3 Tbsp. olive oil


2 ripe avocados
juice of one lime
1 clove of garlic, grated
1 Tbsp. olive oil
¼ tsp. cumin

Combine all ingredients, crushing the avocado.

Other ingredients: 

Soft corn tortillas, cheese of your choice, and greens.