This recipe was delicious and a fun new way to have tofu in our house. We hope you enjoy and give it a try!



  • 1 block (14-16 oz) organic tofu, super firm (pref) or extra firm
  • 2 tablespoons tamari, coconut amino’s or light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch, optional
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

OPTIONAL NOTES: Might make it all smoked paprika next time and add more cayenne to make it more of a kick.


Tofu prep:

  • Open and drain tofu.
  • Slice tofu into 4 large slabs, or whatever size you prefer.
  • Press tofu between paper towels or kitchen cloth to remove excess moisture.
  • In a shallow dish place tofu and tamari and let set while mixing the blackening seasoning, turn after a few minutes to let the other side soak.

Blackened Seasoning:

  • In a flat bottomed medium size bowl, combine all spice blend ingredients and mix until blended. This is fairly spicy so you may consider using less black pepper and/or cayenne.
  • Place tofu pieces in spice blend, press gently to get a good coating, turn and repeat on all sides.

Cook tofu:

  • In saute pan, heat oil over medium-high heat, add coated tofu and cook 5 minutes on each side.