Blackened Tofu Steaks

Everyone is always looking for new ways to have tofu, right?  Well this way is great as a main dish or on top of a salad.  Spicy and crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, this is a great recipe for a true tofu lover.

Blackened Tofu

Spicy and crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, this is a great recipe for a true tofu lover.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Chinese
Servings 2 servings
Calories 236 kcal



  • 14 oz Extra Firm Tofu
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic minced

Spice Blend

  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • In a small bowl, mix together all the spices in a spice mix making sure everything is well incorporated. Pour onto a flat plate.
  • In a separate small bowl, ix together olive oil, soy sauce and garlic.
  • Slice the tofu into "steaks" at the size you prefer.
  • Rub each piece of tofu with the olive oil mixture on both size until evenly covered.
  • Press each piece of tofu into the spice mixture on both sides.
  • Place each piece on a baking sheet, lined with foil and spritzed with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place the cookie sheet about 6 inches under a broiler on high. Cook for 6 minutes and flip. Cook fir 6 minutes more.
  • NOTE: Some broilers are stronger than others! Keep an eye on this one! It's done when the tofu has black spots and looks almost burned in some areas.



Nutrition Facts
Blackened Tofu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Sodium 59mg3%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 21g42%
Calcium 140mg14%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword crispy, spicy, tofu
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