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Hot Tofu Rips

Hot Tofu Rips
Hot Tofu Rips

These sweet and sticky bitesized tofu chunks are super tasty and will will add a delicious plant-based KICK to your meal. Whether you're a plant-based pro or just looking to find out how to cook tofu, this is an easy vegan recipe that you'll enjoy cooking, and definitely enjoy eating!


Before you start

Mixing bowl | 2 small frying pans | Microplane


For the tofu rips

  • 2 x 280g blocks extra firm tofu, drained
  • 4 tbsp cornflour
  • Vegetable oil (for shallow frying)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the sauce

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp rose harissa paste
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar

For the dipping sauce

  • 200g vegan natural yoghurt
  • 10g chopped coriander
  • Juice of half a lime

To serve

  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 lime wedges


  1. 1.

    Prepare the tofu rips | Rip the tofu into long chunks and place into a mixing bowl | Add the cornflour and a good pinch of salt and pepper | Toss (or stir) to completely coat the tofu pieces

  2. 2.

    Cook the tofu | Warm 1cm of vegetable oil in a pan over a medium heat until the end of a wooden spoon bubbles gently | Once warm enough, add the coated tofu chunks to the pan and fry, turning constantly with tongs until golden and really crispy (approx 10 mins) | Once cooked, transfer the tofu pieces to the plate and leave to drain

  3. 3.

    Make the sauce | Peel and grate the garlic clove | Warm 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a second pan over a medium heat | Once warm, add the garlic and fry for 30 seconds until aromatic | Add the maple syrup, harissa paste, tomato puree and vinegar to the pan, stir to combine and simmer until saucy

  4. 4.

    Make the dip | Roughly chop the coriander and add it to the vegan natural yoghurt along with the juice of a lime. Stir the dip together and add to a small bowl for dunking

  5. 5.

    Time to serve | Finely slice the spring onions | Add the tofu to the sauce and toss to coat | Transfer the tofu pieces to a serving plate, garnish with spring onions, sesame seeds and some lime wedges on the side | Serve immediately