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Crispy Tofu with Spicy Cilantro Oil

Crispy Tofu with Spicy Cilantro Oil is a unique dish for Vegans and meat eaters alike. Give this flavorful, delicious, and healthy dish a try.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 2 servings
Calories 215.43 kcal


  • 1 block extra firm silken tofu
  • ½ tbsp olive canola, or sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • chopped cilantro for topping
  • chili oil for topping
  • green onion for topping


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Remove tofu from packaging and drain excess water. Cut tofu in small, about 1 inch pieces.
  • Line a baking tray with a kitchen towel. Add tofu pieces onto the towel. Next, cover tofu with another towel and top with a cast iron, heavy books, or anything else that can press the water out of your tofu. (This will help get your tofu super crispy!) Let tofu press for at least 20 minutes.
  • After you've pressed extra water out of your tofu, move it to a large bowl. Carefully mix tofu, oil, soy sauce, and corn starch together so the tofu is coated evenly.
  • Line tofu on a lined baking sheet, spacing apart evenly so they don't get crowded. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
  • While tofu is baking, make the spicy cilantro oil. Mix extra virgin olive oil, cilantro, salt & pepper, and red pepper flakes together in a small bowl.
  • Serve tofu on white or brown rice, quinoa, or over mixed greens. Top with spicy cilantro oil, more cilantro, chili oil, or green onions. Enjoy!