Vegan Blackened Grilled Tofu

Blackened pan roasted tofu

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  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 35 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
136 Calories
7g Fat
7g Carbs
14g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 136
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1838mg 80%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Protein 14g
Calcium 374mg 29%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Blackened seasoning is a potently fragrant and flavorful seasoning blend with a black pepper and paprika base. This type of seasoning is a popular spice blend when grilling fish or chicken, so why not try it on some vegetarian and vegan grilled tofu? If you like blackened seasoning, try this grilled tofu with blackened seasoning. You could also pan-fry the tofu instead of grilling if you'd like.


  • 1 block firm or extra firm tofu
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme

Steps to Make It

  1. First, prepare your tofu. Like most vegetarian tofu recipes, this tofu recipe will taste best if you press the tofu first. This allows the tofu to absorb more of the flavorings and seasonings which you add to it. Not sure how to do that? See this easy step-by-step guide.

  2. Slice tofu into four thick pieces, about 1-inch thick.

  3. Place soy sauce in a shallow pan and add the tofu. Allow tofu to marinate for at least 30 minutes (more is fine), turning once or twice to marinate the tofu evenly.

  4. Make a blackened seasoning mixture by combining the paprika, pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, and thyme in a small bowl.

  5. Remove the tofu from the soy marinade and dip each side into the blackened seasoning spice mixture, making sure the tofu is generously coated with the spice mixture. Don't skimp- this is where all the good flavor comes from!

  6. Grill on a ​medium-hot grill for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until done. You could also pan-fry your tofu in a few tablespoons of oil. Enjoy your blackened grilled tofu!