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Baked Tofu Chunks with Cajun Spice Dry Rub

This versatile tofu recipe is a fantastic way to spicy up any meal.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, dairy-free, Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, High Protein, Low-Carb, Plant-Based, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 212kcal
Author: Eric O'Grey


  • 5 teaspoons salt more or less to taste
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon coconut palm sugar
  • 1 pound extra-firm tofu


  • Combine all spice ingredients, set aside.
  • Slice block of tofu sideways and lengthwise into 4 or 5 rectangle planks. Sauté each plank in vegetable broth until lightly brown, replenishing vegetable broth as it evaporates and deglazing evaporated broth from the pan as you replenish.
  • Dry rub each plank with this spice mix until completely coated.
  • Spread coated tofu slabs on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Allow slabs to cool.



  1. To use in salads: slice slabs into 1/2-inch squares and use with preferred salad dressing.
  2. To use in sandwiches: refrigerate planks until chilled, then place between bread slices and garnish with lettuce, tomatoes, and any condiments you prefer.


Serving: 4ounces | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 299mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5