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  • Makes 4 tofu waffles + 4 cups salad

Extra-firm tofu gets crispy on the outside and stays tender on the inside when cooked in a waffle maker for this creative twist on your traditional stir-fry. Top it off with a refreshing mix of raw cabbage, cucumber, bell pepper, and kasha (a type of buckwheat with an earthy, nutty flavor). Pair this dish with a side of soba noodle salad or chilled peanut noodles for a Japanese-inspired feast! 


  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 1½ tablespoons white miso
  • 1½ tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 14-oz. package extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into 4 slabs
  • 2 cups thinly sliced napa cabbage
  • 1 cup cooked kasha
  • 1 cup sliced cucumber
  • ½ cup thinly sliced scallions
  • ½ cup diced red or orange bell pepper


  1. For tofu, in a medium bowl whisk together vinegar, miso, maple syrup, and ¼ cup water. Pour ¼ cup of the marinade into a baking dish. Add tofu slabs, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.
  2. For salad, in a medium bowl combine the remaining ingredients. Add the remaining ¼ cup marinade; toss to coat.
  3. Preheat waffle maker according to manufacturer’s directions, using medium-high setting if available. Place tofu slices on heated grates. Close and lock lid; cook 5 to 8 minutes or until browned and crispy.

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Kampus entrepreneurship9 months ago
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Wouldn’t it be too salty?

Arrhiannon1 year ago
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I made these for supper tonight. I did not make the salad, however, just the tofu waffles. I marinated for the whole afternoon. The first one came out perfect but there was no real flavor. I had a jar of Del Sroufe BBQ sauce from dinner last night (I had baked beans) and I brushed some sauce on each slab. DELICIOUS and Perfect! I used a belgian waffle maker, so they were a little thick but still crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. My husband loved them and said it’s a keeper!

Lester1 year ago
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Something’s got to be wrong/off/missing here. Marinated slabs of just tofu in a waffle iron? Cannot possibly home together and become crisp!
Are you certain that this recipe is complete and correct?
Thank you!

Nicki Kelly1 year ago
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Lester hi…
I tried it and indeed it became a bit crispy and I even omitted the sugar (syrup) which would help.
The slice became a bit rubbery on the inside but crispy on all edges and a bit on the top. I wish I could attach a photo to show you.

Joseph DeFina1 year ago
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Please add the nutritional information when you publish a recipe.

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