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Smoked & Spicy Breaded Tofu Strips [vegan] by The Flexitarian

Smoked & Spicy Breaded Tofu Strips [vegan]

These Smoked & Spicy Breaded Tofu Strips are perfectly crisp and full of wonderful flavours.
5 from 1 vote
DieTARY CHOICEDairy-Free Recipes, Egg-Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Recipes, Low Fat Recipes, Nut-Free Recipes, Vegan Recipes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 5 hrs 15 mins
Course Family Meals, Tofu Recipes
Cuisine Cajun-creole
Servings 2 people
Calories 731 kcal


  • tofu press
  • Frying pan


  • 400 g firm tofu
  • 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp smoked garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 handfuls of breadcrumbs


  • Remove the tofu from its packaging. Press for around 4 hrs to overnight to drain off any excess water.
  • When the tofu is pressed, prepare the marinade by mixing together the rest of the ingredients (EXCEPT the breadcrumbs).
  • Cut the tofu in 1cm (0.4 inches) thick strips. Cover each strip with marinade all over. Place in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  • When you are ready to cook the tofu strips, put the breadcrumbs on a plate. Lay each tofu strips in the breadcrumbs, turning them over and pressing them slightly so that they are coated all over.
  • Heat some olive oil in a frying pan. Cook the tofu strips for around 8 mins, turning them over once so that they are golden all over.


Serving: 200gCalories: 731kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 37gFat: 47gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 14gMonounsaturated Fat: 26gSodium: 1334mgPotassium: 372mgFiber: 5gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 1429IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 577mgIron: 7mg
Keyword tofu
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