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Skip the take-away. Here's an easy-to-make-at-home marinated tofu veggie burger from our Fernwood Pulse program. All Fernwood members get access to recipes just like this one when they join up.

Serves: 1


  • 80g firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ lemon, rind and juice
  • ¼ garlic clove
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 50g multigrain roll
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • ½ tomato, sliced
  • 30g cos lettuce
  • 1 tbsp red onion, sliced
  • 20g cheese, sliced


  1. Place the tofu between paper towel to remove excess moisture.
  2. Make the marinade. In a small jar/container add the balsamic vinegar, lemon rind and juice, garlic and cracked pepper. Shake well to combine the ingredients for the marinade.
  3. Place the tofu in a small bowl and pour over the marinade. Turn the tofu making sure to coat well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. In the meantime split the roll. Spread the wholegrain mustard on the base of the roll and then layer the remaining ingredients on top.
  5. Pre-heat a char-grill or barbecue grill on medium-high heat. Cook the tofu for approximately 2-3 minutes on each side or until charred and cooked through. 
  6. Place the cooked tofu into the roll and serve. Enjoy!
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