Easy Vegan Tofu Satay in Coconut Sauce

Tofu satay
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  • Total: 34 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 14 mins
  • Yield: 2-3 servings

Whip up a quick and easy vegan coconut-based satay sauce for grilled tofu, and have all the vegetarians and vegans at your outdoor barbecue thanking you. This is an easy recipe, inspired by Indonesian and Thai satay recipes, for a simply grilled tofu satay in a coconut, curry paste, and peanut butter satay sauce. It's vegetarian, vegan, and absolutely finger-licking delicious.


  • 1 block tofu (frozen, thawed, and pressed)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon vegetarian red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Slice tofu into cubes for skewering or grilling

  3. Whisk together the coconut milk, peanut butter, curry paste and hoisin sauce over low heat.

  4. Marinate tofu in sauce for at least one hour; sauce will thicken as it cools.

  5. Grill tofu, basting gently with sauce. Tofu should take about 6 to 7 minutes on each side.

  6. Serve topped generously with extra satay curry sauce, or, serve the sauce on the side as a dip.