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:

455 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Tree Nut Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 150g 231%
  • Carbs 53g 18%
  • Saturated 24g 118%
  • Fiber 17g 69%
  • Sugars 15g
  • Protein 88g 177%
  • Sodium 2,472mg 103%
  • Calcium 2,819mg 282%
  • Magnesium 412mg 103%
  • Potassium 2,485mg 71%
  • Iron 15mg 84%
  • Zinc 10mg 66%
  • Phosphorus 1,252mg 179%
  • Vitamin A 980IU 20%
  • Vitamin C 14mg 23%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 56%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 74%
  • Niacin (B3) 17mg 87%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 55%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 219µg 55%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 1%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 7mg 35%
  • Vitamin K 62µg 77%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 55g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 63g
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