Miso Marinated Tofu

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Add these bite-sized miso marinated tofu to any rice, noodle, or salad dish to boost flavour and increase your protein intake. The Asian-inspired tofu glaze is prepared with spicy chillies, ginger, sesame oil and miso paste, which not only adds a unique richness but it also provides health-promoting probiotics, it’s a win-win!

Miso Marinated Tofu Recipe




Time 1h 5m

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Today we want to show you how to make a delicious miso marinated tofu recipe in 3 easy steps. Tofu is such a versatile ingredient and with the right mix of spices and seasoning, it can be turned into something so flavourful.

Our carefully selected ingredients make this miso marinade so tasty you’ll be soon using it everywhere! Spicy ginger and chillies are combined with sesame oil, soy sauce, and miso paste to form the sauce which is then used to glaze bite-sized tofu cubes.

Miso paste is a fermented whole soy food and just a spoonful can help you boost any dish with flavour and nutrients.

In fact, this superfood contains vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids and it’s also rich in probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria for your gut health and immune system.

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To Serve

  • Wholegrain Rice
    200 g
  • Edamame Beans
    300 g
  • Fresh Spinach
    200 g
  • Goji Berry
    70 g
  • Sesame Seeds
    1 tsp

For the Marinade

  • Fresh Grated Ginger
    1 tsp
  • Garlic Clove
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1 tbsp
  • Sesame Oil
    1 tbsp
  • Chilli Flakes
    1 tsp
  • Gluten-Free Soy Sauce
    2 tbsp
  • Miso Paste
    2 tbsp
  • Rice Vinegar
    2 tbsp


  • Firm Tofu
    400 g

Allergens are marked in bold

Recipe Instructions

step 1

Prepare the miso marinade by combining freshly grated ginger, crushed garlic, extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil, chilli flakes, soy sauce, miso paste, and rice vinegar in a bowl.

Whisk well until the ingredients are well incorporated.

step 2

Dice the tofu into bite-sized cubes and toss them in the marinade until well coated.

Refrigerate them for at least 30 minutes. The tofu would be more flavourful the longer you let it marinate in the fridge, like 2-4 hours or ideally overnight.

step 3

Once marinated, arrange the miso glazed tofu in a single layer on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Bake the tofu in the preheated oven at 180°C (355°F) for 35 minutes flipping the cubes halfway through cooking time. They should be golden brown.

Your miso marinated tofu is ready!

Serve it with cooked wholegrain rice, edamame beans, fresh spinach, and nutritious Goji berries. Then, top with toasted sesame seeds.


  • Before you dice the tofu, you can pat it dry with a kitchen towel and place a small plate on top of it weighing it down with something heavy (like tins of beans). Then, leave it for 10 minutes to squeeze out excess water. This way it will be less soggy and crispier once baked.

  • You can add a drizzle of maple syrup to the marinade for a sweet and sour flavour.

  • You can also use an air-fryer to grill this miso sauce tofu more quickly than in the oven.

  • Store the miso marinated tofu in an airtight container for 2 days.