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Smoked Tofu Bowls Recipe (Vegan)

An easy and delicious (and healthy!) vegan and gluten free BBQ tofu recipe for the smoker or grill. Smoked Tofu bowls will please vegans and meat lovers alike.
Course Entree
Cuisine barbecue, bbq, gluten free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword bbq tofu, smoked tofu, vegetarian bbq
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings 4 servings
Calories 515kcal
Cost $10


  • 1 14-oz package extra firm tofu, pressed for about 1 hour and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon dry miso soup mix
  • 8 ounces warm water, for the marinade
  • 2 tablespoons Ultimate Dry Rub
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce, we like a Carolina style sauce (see notes) If making this Gluten Free, be sure to check labeling of sauce for Gluten Free.

For the Tofu Bowls

  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 2 cups pineapple, cut into cubes and skewered
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, shredded or thinly sliced
  • Cilantro and sesame seed, for garnish Optional


To Prep the Smoked Tofu:

  • Drain the tofu, and then press the liquid out of the tofu. You can do this with a tofu press or the old fashioned way, by layering a large flat dish with paper towels and place the tofu on the plate. Layer the top with more paper towels, then place a heavy object over the top (cast iron skillet, heavy pot, etc). Let sit at least 1 hour to press the liquid out.

For the Tofu Marinade:

  • Prepare your miso. Place 1 tablespoon dry miso soup mix with 8 oz warm water. Place in a large freezer bag.
  • After pressing, cut the tofu into 1” pieces and add to the miso marinade. Place in fridge for one hour.

To Smoke the Tofu:

  • Prep smoker to 250 degrees, using fruit wood (like cherry, apple, etc.).
  • Drain the tofu from the marinade, season with dry rub, and place on smoker for up to 2-3 hours.
  • Once the tofu starts to feel a bit firm to touch on the outside, remove from smoker and place in a bowl with the BBQ sauce to coat, then put back on smoker for 20 more minutes to let the glaze set and firm up. Add the pineapple skewers to warm.
  • Once the glaze has set on the tofu remove from smoker and toss one more time in BBQ sauce for shine.

For the Tofu bowls:

  • Cook rice according to package instructions, using coconut water instead of regular water. Slice and prepare your vegetables.
  • To arrange the bowls: Add rice, smoked tofu, pineapple, avocado, and other vegetables. Garnish with cilantro. Drizzle with additional BBQ sauce if desired.


Click here for our Carolina Style BBQ Sauce


Calories: 515kcal | Carbohydrates: 92g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1099mg | Potassium: 1126mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 3764IU | Vitamin C: 87mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 3mg