Crunchy Spice Baked Tofu Chips

Crunchy Spice Baked Tofu Chips

Happy weekend everyone! 🙂 I’m having a very lazy day today as yesterday was so busy! I spent the day coordinating food and drink for a charity event for 40-60 people! We made all of the food vegetarian with a few vegan bits and pieces and even managed to sneak in some raw goodness too! 😀 It pretty much all disappeared before the volunteers got to taste any so it was definitely well received! A massive well done to all the volunteers! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Today I want to share this fantastic recipe with you 🙂 I’ve been keeping it to myself for too long and it has been made so many many times! 🙂 I never really liked tofu when I was vegetarian – but since following a vegan diet I’ve realised that it’s so versatile and soaks up flavours perfectly… not to mention the protein hit it gives!

Why? Why do I always create everything in small quantities then realise it is so yummy that I have to keep munching it and then it’s gone so quickly! You might want to double this recipe as they are a bit addictive (I did manage to put three in the fridge the first time I made them 😛 🙂 )!

Gather

  • 200g firm tofu (drained and pressed)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • salt to taste (I used 1/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon tamari soy sauce

Prepare

  1. Ensure as much liquid as possible has been removed from the tofu, then cut the tofu into 12 fingers.
  2. Mix together the paprika, mint, salt, pepper, mustard, mixed spice and garlic.

    Stir in the vinegar and tamari.

  3. Coat the tofu with the marinade (by hand is easiest) and leave for as long as possible for the flavours to soak in (15 minutes – 4 hours).
  4. Arrange on a baking tray and bake at Gas Mark 6 ( 400f / 200c) for 20 minutes until light and crisp.
  5. Enjoy!

Serve & Store

  • Serve with your favourite leaves (I used peppery rocket)
  • Add a fresh mixed salad
  • Try with a grain such as millet, quinoa or rice.
  • Add a freshly made tomato sauce and top with fresh mint for a less spicy option.
  • Keeps in the fridge (cooked) for up to five days.

Crunchy Spice Baked Tofu Chips

  • Servings: 1-2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Gather

  • 200g firm tofu (drained and pressed)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • salt to taste (I used 1/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon tamari soya sauce

Prepare

  1. Ensure as much liquid as possible has been removed from the tofu, then cut the tofu into 12 fingers.
  2. Mix together the paprika, mint, salt, pepper, mustard, mixed spice and garlic. Stir in the vinegar and tamari.
  3. Coat the tofu with the marinade (fingers is easiest) and leave as long as possible for the flavours to soak in (15 minutes – 4 hours).
  4. Arrange on a baking tray and bake at Gas Mark 6 (400f / 200c) for 20 minutes until light and crisp.
  5. Enjoy!

Serve & Store

  • Serve with your favourite leaves (I used rocket)
  • Add a fresh mixed salad
  • Try with a grain such as millet, quinoa or rice.
  • Add a freshly made tomato sauce and top with fresh mint for a less spicy option.
  • Keeps in the fridge (cooked) for up to five days.

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  • Elaine @ foodbod 5th September 2015 at 20:49

    The charity event sounds good, what and where was it? I like all the spices in this, must be very tasty 🙂

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    • Life Diet Health 6th September 2015 at 00:23

      Thanks Elaine 🙂 Very tasty indeed! 🙂 The event was the unveiling of a new community centre owned by a local charity. It was a derelict building which they have spent several years renovating so it was quite a momentous evening. More events to follow so I think creating some party food recipes is next! 🙂

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      • Elaine @ foodbod 6th September 2015 at 07:27

        Cool, that sounds great 🙂 what a fab cause x

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        • Life Diet Health 6th September 2015 at 10:16

          🙂 Indeed! 🙂 Thank you x

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          • Elaine @ foodbod 6th September 2015 at 10:18

            I’m not a fan of tofu, do you think your recipe could work with a cheese?

          • Life Diet Health 6th September 2015 at 10:40

            I was never a fan of tofu either! I thought it was plain, bland and couldn’t work out why people even ate it! 😛 I then discovered the secret to tofu is getting ALL of the liquid out of it until it is very firm and it then becomes a neutral base for any flavour. You should at least try it 🙂 I’m not sure whether this one or my ‘sizzling marinated tofu’ is my favourite! I’m not sure about using a cheese – I would suggest trying it first with halloumi?

          • Elaine @ foodbod 6th September 2015 at 11:40

            Hmmm….okay, maybe I’ll take your challenge. You make a very good case for it. What tofu do you buy?

          • Life Diet Health 7th September 2015 at 07:39

            🙂 Excellent 🙂 I buy a branded chilled organic one. You can find it in all major UK supermarkets. It comes in a white plastic tray with a brown film lid! 🙂

          • Elaine @ foodbod 7th September 2015 at 09:37

            Okay…I’ll put it on the list 🙂

  • Delicious Peace of Mind 14th October 2015 at 09:11

    We ate tofu in large quantities, but believe it or not, it never occurred to me to try and bake them like this. They look unreal! 🙂

    Reply
    • Life Diet Health 14th October 2015 at 10:27

      Milica thank you! 🙂 These are Fantastic! yes with a capital ‘F’ ! 😛 🙂 These have to be one of my favourite foods!

      Reply
      • Delicious Peace of Mind 14th October 2015 at 12:18

        You are definitely tempting me to try and make these! 🙂

        Reply
        • Life Diet Health 14th October 2015 at 12:21

          Ooo.. they’re SO good Milica! 🙂 Definitely needed in the colder weather! Oh and the aroma…

          Reply
  • Quirky Homemaker 6th February 2016 at 00:06

    Thanks for leaving the link on my blog. This looks good, although I have no idea what gas mark 6 means. . . . 🙂 Feel free to link it up at my new “Balanced & Healthy Living Link Up Party”. http://www.heartfeltbalancehandmadelife.com/2016/02/fitness-friday-update-2016-week-5.html

    Reply
    • Life Diet Health 6th February 2016 at 00:30

      Oops! I usually write the temperature in f/c too (I’ve just updated it so thank you)! A new link up party 🙂 That sounds fun, I’ll check it out soon 🙂

      Reply
      • Quirky Homemaker 11th February 2016 at 19:56

        Thanks for linking it!! Just want to let you know the party begins again tonight at 9PM EST! Hope you can stop by again and link up any healthy posts you’ve got! Have a great weekend!

        Reply
        • Life Diet Health 12th February 2016 at 18:57

          🙂 I’ll see what I can do… 🙂 You have a great weekend too 🙂

          Reply

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