Sesame Noodles with Grilled Tofu

Chinese wheat noodles add an interesting variation to a pasta salad.

Author:Inspired by Vegetarian Times, 2002.06
Yield:6 servings
Category:Main Courses


Marinaded tofu
1 pkg. firm tofu, drained
1/2 cups rice vinegar
1 tbsp. sesame oil
1/4 cups honey
1 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
1/3 cups pineapple juice
1 lb. Chinese wheat noodles (or linguine)
1 lb. broccoli, cut into florets, stems julienned
1/4 cups green onions, chopped
3 tbsp. sesame oil
1/2 cups peanut butter
1/2 cups vegetable broth
1/4 cups tamari sauce, (or soy sauce)
1 tsp. chili paste, (with garlic)
2 tbsp. sugar


  1. Line baking dish with plastic wrap. Cut tofu in half crosswise, then holding knife parallel to work surface, split each piece in half horizontally.
  2. Place in baking dish and cover with plastic wrap. Place plate on top and weigh down with several cans. Refrigerate 30 to 45 minutes to press out excess moisture.
  3. In a large, shallow glass bowl, whisk together all ingredients until well blended. Add vegetables or other foods to be marinated, turning to coat. If preparing ahead, store in airtight container in refrigerator up to two days. Stir well before using.
  4. Remove tofu pieces from baking disk and blot tofu dry with paper towel; discard liquid. Place tofu in bowl with marinade; turn to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for at least two hours or for up to one day, turning occasionally.
  5. Bring large pot of water to a boil. When water boils, add noodles, stirring to prevent sticking. Cook noodles until tender according to package directions. Drain, rinse under cold running water and drain again. Transfer noodles to bowl.
  6. Bring medium saucepan of water to boil. Add broccoli and cook 2 minutes. Drain, rinse broccoli under cold running water; and drain again.
  7. Add broccoli to bowl with noodles.
  8. To make dressing, in food processor or blender, combine all ingredients and process until smooth. Set aside.
  9. Prepare charcoal fire.
  10. Remove tofu from marinade.
  11. Grill tofu, basting occasionally with marinade, until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
  12. Just before serving, toss dressing with noodles and broccoli. Transfer mixture to serving platter.
  13. Arrange tofu on top and sprinkle mixture with scallions. Serve at room temperature.


Nutrition Facts

6 servings per recipe

Serving size 1 serving

Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 1010mg42%
Total Carbohydrate 59g20%
Dietary Fiber 8g32%
Total Sugars
Includes Added Sugars
Protein 30g

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrition in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.