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Easy Miso Marinated Tofu Cubes w Ginger (Vegan And Oil-Free)

Miso-marinated tofu cubes are pan-fried with ginger, tamari (or soy sauce) and so tangy! The marinade is made from 4 simple ingredients and takes just 15 minutes. Vegan, oil-free, healthy and so delicious!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegan
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 113kcal


  • Frying pan
  • A large bowl or a deep plate


  • 1 block firm tofu 280g / 10 oz
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp miso paste
  • 1 large thumb ginger


  • Prepare your marinade by mixing black pepper, tamari, miso paste & grated ginger.
  • Cut a block of tofu into cubes (small or big) and place in a large bowl.
  • Toss the tofu in the marinade to coat evenly. Use your hands if needed.
  • Cover the tofu bowl and let marinate in the fridge for at least 15 minutes.
  • Warm up a large non-stick pan - no oil needed. Add marinated tofu cubes and gently fry until golden brown around the edges (see photos/video for reference).
  • Serve as a side or in a stir-fry. See Notes for more serving suggestions.



Tip 1: Adjust the amount of garlic and ginger to taste.
Tip 2: Add chili flakes if you want a kick of heat.
Tip 3: Don’t forget to grate the ginger, careful to remove any large strings.
Tip 4: Mix the marinade ingredients in a small bowl before adding them to tofu (I didn’t do that in the video but it’s a great tip for beginners!)
Want it extra smooth? Blend the marinade ingredients beforehand.
To serve - add it to stir-fry, ramen/noodle soup, buddha bowls, slice it into long thin slices and use in sandwiches, pair it with a dipping sauce and serve as a side dish, place it on wooden skewers for a veggie-friendly BBQ dish.
To store - store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 480mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 2mg