Cajun Spiced Tofu

BY : PUBLISHED : September 26th, 2013 UPDATED: August 17th, 2021

Spicy hot is a favorite flavor of mine and this dish serves it up and then some. History lesson, go back to the 1700s! The mix of flavors blended together to create cajun seasoning came from French immigrants who settled in eastern Canada, then called Acadia. They lived there for more than a hundred years before British colonialists forcefully deported them. Many settled in Louisiana, arriving impoverished and without means. They brought with them a culture rich in creative ways of cooking food (granted, most of that food was comprised of dead animals).

This recipe is spicy! Also, the pictures depict a level of clove action unseen in the modern world. Don’t do it. Just don’t. I used 8 tsp of cloves and that was the silliest thing ever. Mainly because my tongue went numb. The recipe I put up here is modified so that your tongue will not go numb either…in theory.

Because I am awesome, I am going to give you TWO WAYS to cook this tofu!

If you don’t have all these spices, only go out and buy them if you plan on using them frequently. Spices are notoriously expensive. Use what you got.

If you make this recipe and have suggestions on improving it, I’m game!

Cajun Spiced Tofu

Marji Beach
Spicy hot is a favorite flavor of mine and this dish serves it up and then some. This is SUPER spicy and I love it!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 257 kcal
DIET Vegan


  • 2 teaspoons of ground clove
  • 2 teaspoons of chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder (optional)
  • 1 package of extra firm tofu (pressed if not vacuumed pack) sliced into 1/4-1/2 inch thick slices
  • 1 mango cubed
  • 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoons of agave syrup
  • oil for cooking and brushing tofu


  • Mix all those spices together! Admire!
  • Prep your tofu! Make sure as much moisture is pressed out of it as possible (stick it between napkins under a dictionary for an hour or so or get yourself a TofuXpress). Water is the #1 enemy of fried tofu lovers everywhere.
  • Brush olive oil (or any good cooking oil) on all sides of the tofu. Dip into the spice mixture and coat on all sides.
  • Option 1: Pre-heat oven to 425 and bake the tofu slices for 10-12 minutes or until browned.Option 2: Heat wok or pan to medium heat. Do not oil the pan. Cook the spiced tofu for 5-7 minutes on each side, until tofu is slightly browned.
  • To make the mango topping, mix together the mango, cilantro, and agave. Plop it on the heated tofu and eat it with a smile.


Calories: 257kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 16gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 167mgPotassium: 593mgFiber: 4gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 2030IUVitamin C: 40mgCalcium: 122mgIron: 4mg
Keyword cajun seasoning, cajun tofu, gf, gluten free, glutenfree, spicy tofu
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