Baked Huli Huli Tofu

A vegetarian version of this famous Hawaii roadside dish. Tempeh or seitan can be substituted for the tofu in this recipe.

4-5 Servings

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Entrees Vegan

Updated: Mon, 04/16/2018 - 8:11am


  • 1 block extra firm tofu, drained and pressed dry
  • ⅓ cup ketchup
  • ⅓ cup tamari or soy sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup agave nectar
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon minced ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 dashes vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 dashes chili paste (optional)
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon corn starch


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Cut tofu into ½” cubes. Transfer to a large airtight container.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl to make huli huli sauce. Mix well.
  4. Pour half the sauce over tofu. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Set aside remaining sauce.
  5. Place tofu on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until crispy. Every 15 minutes, carefully remove baking sheet from oven to flip tofu and to drizzle a few spoonfuls of sauce over. Return to oven.
  6. Carefully press tofu with a fork to see if desired texture is achieved. Once done, remove from oven.
  7. Serve with brown rice, green salad and a vegetarian macaroni salad for a yummy plate lunch. Enjoy!