Vegan sauces and marinades that are perfect for the grill

Posted · 20th June 2022
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Sun’s out, grill’s out!

If there’s one occasion where people feel slightly lost when cooking up a plant-based feast, it’s a BBQ. We are inundated with pictures of meat-filled BBQs and rarely any vegan editions around us but fear not, we’re here to banish the stigma that grills were made for meat!

Sure, there are plenty of plant-based side options – fresh salads, veg-packed pasta, and falafels and bites, and these tasty additions are just as essential, but the hurdle seems to lie with the main event.

Tofu… a grill’s best friend.

It can seem like a daunting challenge if you’re new to cooking with tofu or not used to using it on the grill. But, you need to know that tofu is a grill’s best friend. It acts like a sponge when you season, marinade, or add any flavour, making it the perfect centerpiece to your grill. You can load it with smoky, tangy, spicy, or herby marinades and sauces, throw it on the grill, and then it’s up to you – pop it in a bun, slice it or skewer it.

Before grabbing at sauce jars and marinade packets, we’ve got some fresh recipes that can be quickly whipped up at home, allowing you to pack in extra flavour and impress your guests with something entirely homemade.

So, how do you prepare the tofu using these delicious miracle-working marinades and sauces? Before we reveal the recipes, let’s talk about how we cook them up.

BBQ or Grill?

Although BBQs are the typical go-to during summer, charcoal is immensely damaging to the environment – accounting for deforestation, destruction of habitats, and the production of greenhouse gas emissions. According to BuildWithRise, one hour of using charcoal on a BBQ can release 11 pounds of carbon dioxide. With multiple people BBQing at the same time during summer, you can see how this amount adds up!

We want to try and reduce our carbon footprint and impact the planet as much as possible, and one way we can all do this is by switching the barbies to electric grills.
You can still cook outside and enjoy that alfresco dining experience, but with a much more environmentally friendly impact.

In addition, our tofu (along with all of our products) is certified Carbon Neutral, so this summer grill just got a lot better. Better for us and better for the planet, too!

Vegan Sauces and Marinades

Grilled Gochujang & Maple Tofu Rice Bowl

Cauldron Quick & Tasty Tofu soaks up this gochujang and maple marinade in minutes! Simply coat your tofu strips, crisp them up and throw them on the grill.

Paired with a fresh summer rice bowl – this needs to be on your grilling list this summer!

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Charred Hot & Sour Tofu with a Summer Noodle Salad

Deliciously hot, sour, and moreish. Cauldron Quick & Tasty Tofu has been lathered in this homemade hot and sour sauce and charred in a grill pan.
Perfect for topping a fresh salad or popping into a bread bun for an alfresco treat!

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Grilled Teriyaki Tofu Sliders

Just what the grill ordered!
Marinade your Quick & Tasty Tofu in this simple teriyaki sauce, leave it for a couple of hours (or overnight if you feel extra organised), and layer it into a fresh bun.

Trust us; this will become a summer grill staple.

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Smoked Tofu Brisket and Creamed Corn

Coat Cauldron Smoky BBQ Tofu in a layer of seasoning and grill to perfection to create this plant-based “brisket”.

Slice and serve amongst creamed corn and fresh salad for a grilling sensation.

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Make this the tastiest summer yet, and put these plant-based grill recipes to the test! Tag us in your photos and let us know what you think.

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