Marinated Tofu Satay Recipe

Marinated Tofu Skewers
Valaer Murray


For the marinade:

  • ½ cup rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup green tea, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

For the skewers:

  • One 14-ounce package of medium or firm tofu, cut into ½-1-inch cubes
  • 8 large button mushrooms, stems removed and caps sliced in half
  • 1 cucumber, sliced into about ½-inch slices (large enough to skewer) and cut again into half-circles
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, for garnish
  • 6 wooden skewers, for assembly

For the peanut sauce:

  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil, plus more if needed
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce, plus more if needed
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste
  • Rice, for serving (optional)

This is a raw, vegetarian version of a "satay" that comes together with a quickly-made peanut sauce. The tofu gets enough flavor from the green tea marinade so you don't need to cook it. Substitute the vegetables for whatever floats your boat.

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For the marinade:

Whisk together all the ingredients for the marinade in a large bowl or container.

For the skewers:

Add the tofu and mushrooms to the marinade, stir well, and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.

Thread the skewers, starting with the cucumber, marinated tofu, and mushrooms, and repeating twice. Continue until all skewers have been assembled. Sprinkle sesame seeds evenly on all sides.

For the peanut sauce:

Mix all the ingredients together in a medium bowl until blended and the consistency is smooth and not too thick (adding more sesame oil and soy sauce to reach desired consistency).

Serve skewers with peanut sauce and a side of rice if desired.


Calories per serving:

459 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Tree Nut Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 151g 232%
  • Carbs 56g 19%
  • Saturated 24g 118%
  • Fiber 17g 68%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 16g
  • Monounsaturated 57g
  • Polyunsaturated 62g
  • Protein 88g 177%
  • Sodium 2,428mg 101%
  • Calcium 2,828mg 283%
  • Magnesium 435mg 109%
  • Potassium 2,623mg 75%
  • Iron 15mg 84%
  • Zinc 10mg 67%
  • Phosphorus 1,285mg 184%
  • Vitamin A 15µg 2%
  • Vitamin C 14mg 24%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 66%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 88%
  • Niacin (B3) 19mg 93%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 55%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 234µg 59%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 1%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 7mg 36%
  • Vitamin K 62µg 77%
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