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Vegan Black Pepper Tofu

A lovely warming dish with just the right amount of heat.


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A lovely warming dish with just the right amount of heat.
Duration25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Prep Time5 mins
Servings4 servings


  • 800-900 g firm tofu drained and patted dry
  • 2 onions finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 2 red chillies de-seeded and finely chopped or 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 12 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp black pepper crushed
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar or 3 tbsp syrup eg maple or agave
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 2 spring onion finely chopped
  • Bunch fresh coriander stalks removed and chopped


  • Cut the tofu into roughly 1 inch cubes.
  • In a large frying pan, add a little oil and fry the tofu until golden. Set aside.
  • While the tofu is cooking, fry the onion in a little oil until soft and golden.
  • Add the garlic, ginger and fresh chilli and fry for a further couple of minutes. If using chilli powder then add a couple minutes after the ginger and garlic.
  • Add the soy sauce, sugar (or syrup), black pepper and lime juice and heat on a medium heat for five minutes.
  • Place the cooked tofu into the pan and stir through for a couple of minutes until fully combined.
  • Optional serving suggestions: brown rice, fresh coriander, vegan yoghurt, toasted cashews, fresh chilli or chilli flakes, roasted aubergine slices, steamed broccoli
This recipe was republished with permission from Viva’s Vegan Recipe Club. Find the original recipe here
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Viva's Vegan Recipe Club

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