Best Cripsy Herb Crusted Tofu Steaks Recipe

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Introducing the ultimate vegan entree – Herb Crusted Tofu Steaks! These crispy, savory delights are packed with nutrients and protein, making them the perfect meatless main dish.

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Even the most tofu-averse will fall in love with these herb-crusted steaks – just ask my husband, who used to hate tofu but now requests them once a week! The secret to these steaks’ deliciousness is all in the preparation and seasoning. These tofu steaks are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, proving that tofu can be anything but bland and mushy.

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How to use up leftover Herb Crusted Tofu Steaks?

These crispy, savory steaks make for a delicious sandwich filling or high-protein vegan snack when reheated in the air fryer. The blend of dried herbs in this recipe is just a starting point. Experiment with different spices and seasonings to create a variety of flavors. I’m thinking of trying a delicious Indian-inspired version next time!

How Long Do These Tofu Steaks Last In The Fridge?

The Tofu Steaks keep in the fridge for 5 days in an airtight container. 

Can I Freeze These Tofu Steaks?

Yes, you can! These herb-crusted tofu steaks can be frozen for up to 3 months. To freeze, place the steaks in an airtight container or freezer bag and store them in the freezer. When ready to eat, simply thaw in the refrigerator overnight or in the microwave and reheat in the oven or air fryer for a crispy texture.

What Sauce To Use On Herb Crusted Tofu Steaks?

Eat them as is, or top them with your favorite sauce. BBQ sauce, tahini garlic sauce, or vegan gravy are some of my favorites. These tofu steaks are the perfect vegan protein with a holiday meal or are great any day served with mashed potatoes and veggies. Serve and enjoy!

How To Get The Perfect Tofu Steak Texture?

Pressing the tofu before marinating is crucial to getting the perfect texture. Place the tofu between two plates, with a heavy can on top to press out the excess water. Leave it for at least 30 minutes to an hour. This will make the tofu firmer and more able to hold its shape when marinated and cooked. The result will be a crispy, savory, and delicious herb crusted tofu steak that is sure to be a hit with vegans and non-vegans alike!

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Best Tofu Steaks

These herb crusted tofu steaks are crispy, savoury and oh-so delicious. Packed full of nutrients and protein, these vegan tofu steaks make the perfect entree.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main, Main Course
Cuisine: European, Vegan, Western
Keyword: Tofu, Tofu Steaks, Vegan Tofu Steaks
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 brick extra firm tofu
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp hot chili powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp herbes de Provence (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/8 cup oat flour (or quinoa flour)

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Press the tofu
  • Cut the tofu into 9 equal pieces
  • In a bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients.
  • In a separate bowl, add the olive oil.
  • Now, we're ready to turn these tofu slices from drab to fab by coating them in the herb crusted mixture! First, dip a tofu steak in olive oil to lightly coat it. Next, coat in the dry mixture and place it directly on a non-stick baking sheet. Repeat this task with all 9 steaks.
  • Throw them in the oven, and wait for those babies to get nice and crispy. Set the timer for 15 minutes and flip the tofu steaks. Place them back in the oven and bake for another 15-20 minutes.
  • Eat them as is, or top them with your favourite sauce. BBQ sauce, tahini garlic sauce, or vegan gravy are some of my favourites. These herb crusted tofu steaks are the perfect vegan protein with a holiday meal or are great any day served with mashed potatoes and veggies. Serve and enjoy!

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Notes

These herb crusted tofu steaks are the perfect vegan entree. My husband (who used to HATE tofu) asks for these tofu steaks once a week! They are a favourite in our household, and make the perfect vegan leftovers. Throw leftovers in a sandwich or re-heat them in the air fryer for a quick high-protein vegan snack. 
The blend of dried herbs on this is just a starting place. Get creative with the spices and see what you can come up with. I’m thinking of trying an Indian inspired version next! 
They keep in the fridge for 5 days in an airtight container. 
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2 thoughts on “Best Cripsy Herb Crusted Tofu Steaks Recipe

  1. Rebekah J. says:

    5 stars
    These herb “steaks” were better than expected!! Love the flavour of the spices and wasn’t soft and wet. Texture was really nice I added your vegan gravey on top and it was super delicious!

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