This tofu is such a palate-pleaser! It is one of my way favorite ways to prepare tofu and only requires slightly more work than the typical baked or stir fried tofu.

I am a huge fan of The Chicago Diner’s Soul Bowl, which features blackened tofu. It’s one of the tastiest, nourishing comfort foods out there. I recreate it at home often with this blackened tofu, quinoa, mashed sweet potato, refried black beans, garlicky kale and chimichurri sauce. It’s seriously one of the best meals ever.

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Blackened Tofu
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Bursting with flavor, this blackened tofu will become a staple in your tofu repertoire. Be sure to press the tofu thoroughly before preparing this recipe.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Blackened Tofu
Print Recipe
Bursting with flavor, this blackened tofu will become a staple in your tofu repertoire. Be sure to press the tofu thoroughly before preparing this recipe.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Slice block of tofu in half to produce 2 thin layers, then slice each layer diagonally to produce 4 tofu triangles.
  2. Combine soy sauce and sesame oil in a shallow container and place tofu triangles in container, flipping over and moving around so tofu is evenly coated. Let sit 1 minute.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper and cayenne.
  4. On a large plate, pour spice mixture in a thin, even layer.
  5. Dip each tofu triangle in the spice mixture to coat each side evenly.
  6. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, spray with cooking oil and cook tofu for about 5 minutes on each side.
  7. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate for leftovers and consume within 3 days.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition in 1 serving:

Calories: 116    Protein: 8 g     Fat: 7 g      Carbohydrate:  4g       Fiber: 1 g

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