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Vegan Crispy Shredded Tofu

  • Author: Maša Ofei
  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Marinating Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 serves


Quick & easy marinated crispy shredded tofu that will enhance any meal using only 5-ingredients. It’s a great versatile recipe to add to your repertoire!


  • 300g / 10.58 ounces firm tofu
  • 34 tablespoons tamari*
  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 3 tablespoons neutral oil


  1. Using a peeler, peel strips of tofu into a food container. I peel strips of all different sizes to keep the texture of the tofu interesting.
  2. Add the tamari, garlic powder, sweet paprika and 1 tablespoon of oil.
  3. Place the lid on the container and give it a really good shake in all different directions for around 30 seconds until all the tofu is covered in the marinade ingredients.
  4. Let it sit for at least 5 minutes.
  5. Place a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Once the pan has warmed up, add the other 2 tablespoons of oil.
  6. Add the tofu and spread it out evenly. Cook it while occasionally stirring so that the tofu crisps up on the edges. This should take around 8-10 minutes.
  7. I like mine to have some soft pieces, but you can cook it longer if you want them to be crispier.
  8. Serve with your favourite dish. I love it in a Buddha bowl, wrap, noodle bowl, or salad.


Tamari: Use less if using soy sauce as it’s saltier.

Please refer to tips and tricks further up in the post.

Want more Middle-Eastern flavours? Try the shredded tofu in this wrap!

  • Diet: Vegan

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