Pan-Fried Savoury Tofu

(vegan, gluten free)

The perfect protein-packed addition to your morning avocado toast, your afternoon power bowl, or your evening stir-fry. You can keep this simple by using the sauce as a glaze or, to add an extra punch of flavour, marinate the tofu before pan-frying. Enjoy xo


for the marinade:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar (or other vinegar)
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano or basil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • extra firm tofu, cut into thin rectangles (or cubes)


  1. Mix up the marinade in a jar (or in a small bowl, and store leftovers in the fridge). Slice up the tofu.
  2. To use as a glaze: Heat pan to medium heat, and add a spoonful of the glaze to the middle of the pan. Place the sliced tofu on the pan, then spoon extra glaze onto the tofu as it cooks for a few minutes. Flip once golden brown and crispy, and add on extra glaze if you want. Cook the other side for a few minutes, and it’s done!
  3. To use as a marinade: Place the sliced tofu and some of the marinade into a bowl or bag and let sit in the fridge for up to 30 minutes. Place the tofu onto a pan over medium heat. Let cook on each side for a few minutes, spooning on extra marinade if you so choose. Once each side is golden brown and crispy, you are done!
  4. Add tofu to avocado toast, sandwiches, salads, power bowls, stir fries, etc.

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