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Salt and Pepper Tofu

Crispy Salt and Pepper tofu recipe that is so easy to make in under 15 minutes. This is a vegan Chinese dish that you can make as spicy as you would like. Your whole family will love this one!

Course Dinner
Keyword tofu
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 7
Calories 107 kcal


  • 16 oz extra firm tofu
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • ½ tsp table salt
  • 2 tbsp canola oil


  1. Press tofu in tofu press for 20 minutes in refrigerator. Cut tofu block into cubes.

  2. In small bowl, mix cornstarch, white pepper and salt together. Add the mix to a large ziploc bag. Add the tofu to the bag and shake until tofu is evenly coated.

  3. Add canola oil to large hot skillet or wok. Heat should be turned to medium high.

  4. Cook tofu without flipping over for 5 minutes. With large spatula, carefully turn the tofu cubes over to cook for another 4-5 minutes on the other side.

  5. Remove tofu from skillet and serve with chopped scallions and peppers. Serve with a dipping sauce such as oyster, teriyaki or soy sauce. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Kirbie's Cravings

Nutrition Facts
Salt and Pepper Tofu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 208mg9%
Potassium 100mg3%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.