Grilled Lettuce, Spicy Buffalo Tofu and Maple-Marinated Veggies

Recipes with Maple Syrup / Salads / Tofu and Legumes

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4 portions
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Maple-Marinated Veggies

  • About 20 green beans, stems removed and halved
  • 1 1 zucchini, sliced into half-rounds
  • 1 tbsp olive or vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • About 20 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust flavour)
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp hot mustard

Buffalo Sauce

  • 1 red Bell pepper, seeded and halved
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust flavour)
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1 block of extra-firm tofu – 454 g (1 lb), cut into 4 equal slices


  • 1 head of iceberg


Maple-Marinated Veggies

  1. Preheat barbecue to about 240° C (450° F) for direct grilling.
  2. Place green beans and zucchini in the centre of a sheet of aluminum foil, pour over the oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Fold and seal into a package and cook on the grill for about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from grill, open, and empty into a bowl.
  5. Add in the cherry tomatoes, maple syrup, vinegar, and mustard.
  6. Toss gently and leave to marinate for 10 minutes.

Buffalo Sauce

  1. Place pepper (skin side down) on the barbecue, close the lid, and grill 8 – 10 minutes.
  2. Put into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap or a plate, and let cool for about 10 minutes (the moisture this generates will allow you to more easily remove the burnt bits of skin).
  3. Peel the skin and place the pepper halves in the bowl.
  4. Add the maple syrup, vinegar, paprika, mustard, cayenne pepper, and the salt and pepper.
  5. Use a blender to purée until smooth. Set aside.


  1. Grill the tofu slices for about 2 minutes on each side.
  2. Remove and cut into (approx.) 1.5 cm cubes. Set aside.
  3. Transfer Buffalo sauce to a saucepan and add the tofu.
  4. Simmer for about 3 minutes.

Salad and presentation

  1. Cut lettuce into 4 large slices or wedges.
  2. Grill them for 2 – 3 minutes on each side.
  3. Place on plates and dress with the spicy Buffalo tofu and marinated veggies.
  4. Season as desired and serve immediately.


The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.