Cajun Spiced Tofu

November 9, 2016
Cajun Spiced Tofu

This Cajun Spiced Tofu is the bomb. Really, You just have to try it. The crunchy, crispy, spicy coating encapsulating the firm tofu will win your taste buds, your heart, your mind and those around you!

Cajun Spiced Tofu

These scrumptious morsels can be enjoyed in a vast amount of ways. Add them to a salad, in a burger, or on it’s own with vegetables. We love it so much when ideas shape into forms that can be enjoyed with a huge variety of food.

Cajun Spiced Tofu

I used aquafaba (the brine of chickpeas) to coat the tofu in, it’s a great substitute for egg whites. Even if you whip it up it becomes all fluffy like egg whites too. It’s amazing! With the remaining chickpeas, you could try out our Chickpea Pumpin and Dill Burgers. If you’re interested in more recipes with aquafaba – try out our Coconut Raspberry Slice. It’s certain to be a crowd pleaser!

Cajun Spiced Tofu

Cajun Spiced Tofu

Lets take a brief moment to talk about sesame seeds. Well I took it a step further and used ‘black’ sesame seeds! I’m a bit obsessed with them – I just love the flavour and they give a great colour to most dishes! Using them on the tofu helped portray that spicy, peppery look. Everyone knows that the thought of food always comes through your senses and the visual sense plays a huge role.

Cajun Spiced Tofu

Cajun Spiced Tofu

We made a video on how to make it. You can check it out on our YouTube channel below:


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Cajun Spiced Tofu
Cajun Spiced Tofu

Delight yourself by making this Cajun Spiced Tofu recipe! Great in salads, on a burger or just by itself with vegetables, it's sure to be a winner!

Servings: 2 people
Author: Katie
Cajun Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • pinch of Salt
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Black Sesame Seeds
Tofu & Batter
  • 300 g Tofu (Sliced up)
  • 400 g Chickpea Brine (One can)
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • drizzle of Olive Oil
  1. Add all the ingredients of the Cajun Seasoning to a mixing bowl and mix well

  2. Add the Flour, Chickpea Brine to their own bowls

  3. Place each strip of tofu into the Flour to cover them

  4. Then take the floured tofu strips and soak them in the chick pea brine

  5. After that, place the wet tofu into the cajun seasoning and cover well

  6. Drizzle olive oil over a hot frying pan on high heat

  7. Fry each strip of cajun seasoned tofu and flip when crispy on the underside

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  • Reply Jo September 16, 2017 at 3:21 am

    I wonder if these could be eaten like tenders with BBQ sauce? I love the Trader Joe’s chicklenlews tenders and the Boca spicy chikn patties but I’m trying to give up gluten as I have autoimmune illness. These look so good.

    • Reply Katie September 16, 2017 at 9:59 am

      Hi Jo, thanks for your comment. I haven’t tried it with BBQ sauce before, but I reckon give it a go – it would be a great alternative to gluten. We also have some vegan fish fingers made out of tofu coming up on our blog soon. Keep an eye out for those 😃

  • Reply Françoise Gavignet November 26, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Hi Katie, I’m Françoise from Tahiti, French Polynesia. I came across your tofu recipe through Pinterest and it sounds yummy. I’m not vegan, not even vegetarian, but “veggie friendly” and I love trying new recipes. I was wondering if you could bake your tofu slices in the oven rather than in a pan, just to save on oil. What do you think?

    • Reply Katie November 26, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      Hi Françoise, thank you for your message! It’s cool to know that people from Tahiti read our blog! Yes, I think you could bake this one instead of frying. Enjoy!

  • Reply Libby January 11, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    Newbie to cooking with tofu over here! Just wondering if it should be firm or extra firm tofu, and should it be pressed? Thanks!!

    • Reply Katie January 13, 2018 at 2:18 pm

      Hi Libby! I think either tofu will be fine, and yes, it will taste way better if you press it first! If you head over to our YouTube Channel you can see our recent video on how to press tofu! 🙂

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