Miso Marinated Tofu

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These miso-marinated tofu bites will instantly add flavour to any rice, noodle, or salad dish and boost your protein intake too. We coated them with a Japanese-inspired glaze made with spicy chillies, fresh ginger, toasted sesame oil, and savoury miso paste.

Miso Marinated Tofu Recipe




Time 1h 5m



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! We combined fresh ginger and spicy chillies with toasted sesame oil, soy sauce, and white miso paste into a savoury sauce. Then, we used it 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.

Once ready, you can enjoy these miso-glazed tofu bites on their own or pair them with rice, noodles, or a salad for a balanced meal.

We made a tasty salad bowl with brown rice, edamame, and spinach for you to try. All the ingredients go really well with this marinated tofu, so we think you'll like it!



To Serve

  • Wholegrain Rice
    200 g
  • Edamame Beans
    300 g
  • Fresh Baby Spinach
    200 g
  • Goji Berry
    60 g
  • Sesame Seeds
    2 tsp


  • Fresh Grated Ginger
    2 tsp
  • Garlic Cloves
  • 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 adding freshly grated ginger, crushed garlic, sesame oil, chilli flakes, soy sauce, miso paste, and rice vinegar to a bowl.

Mix the ingredients until they are incorporated well.

step 2

Rinse the tofu block, squeeze it to remove excess water, and pat it dry with kitchen paper.

Then, dice the tofu into bite-sized cubes and toss them in the marinade until they're evenly coated.

Refrigerate them for at least 30 minutes. The tofu will 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 bites in a single layer on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Then, bake them in the oven at 180°C (355°F) static or 160°C (320°) fan for 25 minutes until golden brown.

step 4

Your miso-marinated tofu is ready.

You can enjoy it on its own or serve it with a healthy salad bowl of cooked brown rice, boiled edamame beans, fresh spinach, nutritious Goji berries and 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 or raw honey to the marinade for a sweet caramelised finish. Check out this spicy honey-glazed tofu recipe for tips and inspiration.

  • 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 and consume within 4 days for optimal flavour.