Grilled Baked Tofu and Kale Salad

It's the quickest throw-together healthy delicious protein-packed green salad!

Course Main Dish, Salad
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword baked tofu, easy lunch recipe, vegan salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 entree size portion of salad
Calories 375 kcal
Author Anjali Lalani


For the Greens:

For the Tofu:

For the Sriracha Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp vegan mayo , such as Nasoya brand
  • 1 tbsp sriracha , or more (to taste)
  • 1/4 teasp San-J Tamari , or soy sauce (for non-GF version)
  • 1/2 teasp freshly squeezed lemon juice


To Prepare Greens:

  1. In a non-stick pan, heat 1 teasp grapeseed oil on medium heat.
  2. Add the torn kale leaves and carrots. After about 30 seconds, add the maple syrup and brown rice vinegar. 

  3. Combine and saute on medium-high until the kale is slightly cooked but still remains crisp (i.e. do not cook the kale too long. It should not be completely wilted or dried out.). The kale and carrot should be mild in flavor, but feel free to add more maple syrup or brown rice vinegar if needed. In the meantime prepare the baked tofu.

To Prepare Tofu:

  1. Slice the baked tofu slab in half to thin it out into two pieces. In another non-stick pan, heat 1/2 teasp oil on medium heat and add both pieces of baked tofu. Grill on one side until it starts to brown and get crispy. Flip and grill the other side. While grilling, sprinkle on some garlic powder sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper.

To Prepare the Salad:

  1. Whisk all the ingredients for the Sriracha Sauce in a small bowl.
  2. Plate the cooked kale and carrots. Top with both slices of crispy baked tofu. Drizzle some of the prepared Sriracha Sauce on top of the crispy tofu. Enjoy warm!

Recipe Notes

Organic Baked Tofu - I typically buy the pre-baked tofu from Trader Joe's or the grocery store. Get the teriyaki seasoned baked tofu if possible, otherwise the plain one will taste great as well. 

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Baked Tofu and Kale Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 375 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 676mg29%
Potassium 850mg24%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 13720IU274%
Vitamin C 171.5mg208%
Calcium 244mg24%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.