Grilled Watermelon and Tofu Tacos



  • 1 package extra firm tofu
  • 4-5 slices of watermelon with the rind still on
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced 
  • corn or flour tortillas 
  • jalapeño slices (optional)


  • 3 tablespoons vegan mayo
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste

Tofu Marinade

  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vingar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Wrap tofu in a clean kitchen towel or a few paper towels, and place a few books on top for about 15 minutes. This helps remove excess liquid.
  2. Cut tofu into 1 inch strips, and soak in the marinade for 15 - 20 minutes.
  3. Heat your grill and place a cast iron, or an oven safe skillet on the grill to heat. If you do not own either skillet, you can cook your tofu on the stove top in whatever frying pan you have.
  4. Once the grill, and pan have heated, add tofu and the marinade to the pan, and close the grill lid. 
  5. Check on the tofu in about 10 minutes, turning the pieces. Continue letting the tofu cook until all the marinade is absorbed, and the tofu begins to brown. You may need to turn pieces several times.
  6. Spray or brush the  watermelon with some cooking oil, and add the slices to the grill. Allow them to grill for several minutes on each side or until they have nice grill marks on them.
  7. You can add the tortillas to the grill on the top rack for a few minutes if you have room, or heat them in your oven. 
  8. Once watermelon and tofu are done,  carefully remove from grill, (make sure to grab the pan handle with an oven mitt,) and cut watermelon off the rind in bite size pieces.
  9. Whisk together the ingredients for sauce, and build your tacos by adding a slice of tofu, some watermelon, avocado, onion, and cilantro.
  10. Drizzle with creamy balsamic sauce, and top with jalapeño slices.