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Light grey round plate with a brown, shiny tofu slice topped with a chopped green herbs served with baked half potatoes and roasted asparagus

Spicy Tofu Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

It is really easy to make a flavorful tofu steak, by using this spicy, smoky marinade and grill the tofu slices until they get a crispy crust. Serve it with a refreshing chimichurri sauce and some baked baby potatoes and garlicky roasted asparagus. It is a perfect feast for dinner.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, International, Nut-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword chimichurri sauce, tofu steak, vegan steak
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinating time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 steaks
Calories 405kcal


Spicy Tofu Steak

Chimichurri Sauce


  • Roasted Asparagus
  • Baked Baby Potatoes


Preparing the ingredients

  • Use a firm tofu and press it. 

Making marinade

  • Take a glass bowl and mix all ingredients with a spoon (soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, sweet smoked paprika powder, dried oregano, ground cumin, salt, black papper, chili flakes, liquid smoke).

Marinating tofu

  • After you pressed the tofu cut them into 1-inch thick slices (approx. 2 cm). If you use a 12 oz block (approx. 360g) then cut in half horizontally.
  • Take a shallow bowl and layer the tofu slices in one layer.
  • Pour the spicy marinade on them and gentle mix them. We use a silicone brush or a spoon to make sure it is throughly covered.
  • Let the tofu to marinate for 15 minutes.

Grilling 4 ways

  • In a grill pan: Heat the grill pan over medium heat and add a bit of oil or dairy-free butter. Place the tofu steak slices on it leaving a small space in between them. Grill both sides for approx. 2-3 minutes.
  • Under the broiler: Pre-heat the oven on 400 Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius). Take a baking tray with a grill rack and spray or sprinkle the grids with a bit of oil. Place the tofu steak slices on top. Leave some space in between. Place the tray close to the broiler. Grill them under the broiler for 8-10 minutes, turning them half time.
  • On a gas grill: Our little trick is to use aluminum foil drip pans or grill mats. This way you can be sure they don’t fall down even if you have large space between grids. Spray or sprinkle the drip pans with a bit of oil. Grill mats are supposed to be non-stick. Pre-heat your gas grill on 400 Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius) and grill your tofu steaks for 8-10 minutes, turning them half time.
  • On a Blackstone or griddle: They can be super hot super quick as they have a completely flat surface unlike the grill racks. So pre-heat your Blackstone on 300 Fahrenheit (150 degrees Celsius). Spray or sprinkle it with a bit of oil. If you have a non-stick griddle, you don’t need to do that. Grill your tofu steaks for 4-5 minutes, turning them half time.

Chimichurri Sauce

  • Wash and finely chop parsley. Then mix it with the other ingredients in a small bowl. Ready to be served!



Serving: 1steak (without sides) | Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22g | Sodium: 1846mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 307IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 244mg | Iron: 3mg