Miso Tofu Recipe

Miso Tofu Recipe
Tofu with Miso sauce

I’ll show you how to make this miso tofu recipe in 10 mins! If you want to make a miso tofu bowl recipe, click here!

This miso tofu is a delicious and flavourful tofu dish you can whip up fast using 5 simple ingredients you have at home! All you need is tofu, miso paste, natural sweetener (maple syrup or agave), rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar, and soy sauce!

Recipe for Miso Tofu

Recipe for Miso Tofu

Say goodbye to plain old tofu and say hello to this delicious miso tofu with an umami kick that will leave you craving more. This dish is perfect on its own or preferably made as part of a tofu bowl with rice and vegetables.

The best thing about this tofu recipe is that you don’t have to marinate it overnight like many other recipes! You can fry your tofu and pour the miso sauce on top as it cooks and marinates beautifully within 10 mins.

Tip: If you want a more meatier or chewy texture of the tofu, you can freeze your tofu in advance, then defrost it (either in room temperature, in the fridge or in the microwave) and then squeeze out the excess water. This tofu hack will create a much more “meatier” consistency to the tofu. You can also feel free to marinate the frozen-then-defrosted tofu in some veggie broth to add even more flavour to the tofu but if you’re short on time, you don’t have to.

Feel free to use whatever vegetables of your choice

Cheap Lazy Vegan Miso Tofu

The recipe is vegan, nut-free and gluten-free (just double-check the products you get)!


Ingredients for Miso Tofu

  • Tofu
  • Miso Paste
  • Maple syrup or Agave Nectar
  • Rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • Soy sauce
  • Garlic (optional)
  • Oil (for cooking)

You can customize this tofu dish as you wish with whatever vegetables you have at home!

Miso Tofu

How To Make Tofu with Miso Marinade

Start by preparing the tofu. If desired, freeze the tofu and then defrost it to achieve a meatier texture. In all cases, cut the block of extra-firm tofu into thin squares or any preferred size.

Heat oil on a large non-stick pan on medium-high heat.

Once the pan is hot, add the tofu squares and cook on each side until they turn golden and slightly crispy. This should take about 3 to 5 minutes per side.

Prepare the miso sauce: In a small bowl, mix together the miso paste, minced garlic (or garlic powder), soy sauce, rice vinegar (or apple cider vinegar), and maple syrup (or agave nectar) until well combined.

Once the tofu is cooked and golden, reduce the heat to low. Pour the miso sauce over the tofu in the pan and stir to coat the tofu evenly, flipping over the tofu a few times. Allow the tofu to cook slightly in the sauce on low heat to enhance the flavour.

Once the tofu is fully coated with the miso sauce, turn off the heat.

Serve the miso tofu on top of rice, as a delicious protein source to any meal or make a Miso Tofu Bowl.

Miso Tofu

MISO TOFU

I'll show you how to make this miso tofu recipe in 10 mins! This tofu with miso marinade is a delicious & flavourful tofu dish!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: miso, tofu
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 137kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Pan or Wok large non-stick
  • 1 Bowl to mix miso marinade
  • 1 Spatula or chopsticks – for flipping tofu
  • 1 Knife

Ingredients

  • 1 block tofu extra firm tofu (about 350g), cut into thin squares
  • 1 tbsp miso paste
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic minced (2 cloves) or garlic powder (optional)
  • 1 tbsp oil for cooking

Instructions

  • Start by preparing the tofu. If desired, freeze the tofu and then defrost it to achieve a meatier texture. In all cases, cut the block of extra-firm tofu into thin squares or any preferred size.
  • Heat oil on a large non-stick pan on medium-high heat.
  • Once the pan is hot, add the tofu squares and cook on each side until they turn golden and slightly crispy. This should take about 3 to 5 minutes per side.
  • Prepare the miso sauce: In a small bowl, mix together the miso paste, minced garlic (or garlic powder), soy sauce, rice vinegar (or apple cider vinegar), and maple syrup (or agave nectar) until well combined.
  • Once the tofu is cooked and golden, reduce the heat to low. Pour the miso sauce over the tofu in the pan and stir to coat the tofu evenly, flipping over the tofu a few times. Allow the tofu to cook slightly in the sauce on low heat to enhance the flavour.
  • Once the tofu is fully coated with the miso sauce, turn off the heat.
  • Serve the miso tofu on top of rice, as a delicious protein source to any meal or make a Miso Tofu Bowl.

Nutrition

Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 666mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 2mg

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7 thoughts on “Miso Tofu Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    Simple, easy and oh so good.
    Used chickpea miso just to balance out the soy from the tofu. 🙂
    Thank you for sharing!

  2. I did this sauce but without oil and maple syrup. Before I was able to fry tofu I wanted to marinate it. I just wanted to try how it tastes and….I ended up eating entire tofu just dippin it in this sauce…OMG I am addicted now. This is so, so good! I added more garlic to make it last longer. I now eat it as a dippping sauce for spring rolls and even did the soy noodles with wegetables using this sauce. This is so so good!!!!

  3. 5 stars
    This miso tofu recipe looks incredible flavorful. I need to put miso on my shopping list. Your record are incredible because one doesn’t have to stay in the kitchen long it they want a good meal. Phenomenal!

  4. 5 stars
    This miso tofu recipe looks incredibly flavorful. I need to add miso on my have to have list 🙂. Your recipes are incredible because one doesn’t have to stay in the kitchen long if they want a good meal. Phenomenal!

  5. 5 stars
    So easy and yummy! I love that I didn’t have to marinate anything for hours haha I have no patience. It was very flavourful and delicious!!

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