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Roasted Tofu Croutons on pan. These are seasoned and toasted for the perfect addition to any salad, pasta, rice, or soup!   They get a roasted, almost nutty flavor with a salty and smoky seasoned crust with a chewy bite.  Super easy to make, low carb and great source of protein!  #croutons #salad #tofu #tofurecipes #vegetarian #plantbased #paleo

Spiced & Roasted Tofu Croutons

Roasted Tofu Croutons are seasoned and toasted for the perfect addition to any salad, pasta, rice, or soup!   They get a roasted, almost nutty flavor with a salty and smoky seasoned crust with a chewy bite.  Super easy to make, low carb and great source of protein! 
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword meat alternative, salad, tofu, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 14 oz Organic Extra Firm Tofu
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Paprika I used Hot Hungarian
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander

Instructions

Prepare Tofu

  1. Open the tofu package and drain out the water.  Then place on a cutting board and start to slice it into bite-size rectangle or square pieces.  I do this by first making 5 slices across the length of the tofu block.

    Knife slicing Extra Firm Tofu for Roasted Tofu Croutons. These are seasoned and toasted for the perfect addition to any salad, pasta, rice, or soup!   They get a roasted, almost nutty flavor with a salty and smoky seasoned crust with a chewy bite.  Super easy to make, low carb and great source of protein!  #croutons #salad #tofu #tofurecipes #vegetarian #plantbased #paleo
  2. Next, turn the slices on their side so you can slice them all in half, so you have 10 tofu 'sticks'.

    Knife slicing Extra Firm Tofu for Roasted Tofu Croutons. These are seasoned and toasted for the perfect addition to any salad, pasta, rice, or soup!   They get a roasted, almost nutty flavor with a salty and smoky seasoned crust with a chewy bite.  Super easy to make, low carb and great source of protein!  #croutons #salad #tofu #tofurecipes #vegetarian #plantbased #paleo
  3. Finally, slice each stick into bite-size pieces.  I usually slice across this last time 5-6 times, yielding 50-60 pieces.

    Knife slicing Extra Firm Tofu into pieces for Roasted Tofu Croutons. These are seasoned and toasted for the perfect addition to any salad, pasta, rice, or soup!   They get a roasted, almost nutty flavor with a salty and smoky seasoned crust with a chewy bite.  Super easy to make, low carb and great source of protein!  #croutons #salad #tofu #tofurecipes #vegetarian #plantbased #paleo
  4. Place all pieces in a single layer on paper towel in a large casserole dish.  Then cover with more paper towel and pat to soak up the moisture.  Let the tofu pieces sit on the paper towel for at least 1 hour to soak up the moisture.  If you are able to, change out the paper towel and let soak on new paper towel for another hour.

    Hand pressing on paper towel over tofu pieces for Roasted Tofu Croutons. These are seasoned and toasted for the perfect addition to any salad, pasta, rice, or soup!   They get a roasted, almost nutty flavor with a salty and smoky seasoned crust with a chewy bite.  Super easy to make, low carb and great source of protein!  #croutons #salad #tofu #tofurecipes #vegetarian #plantbased #paleo

Spice the Tofu Croutons

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F degrees.

  2. Make the spice mixture by adding all seasonings/spices to a small mixing bowl.  Then mix to combine.

    Spices in bowl for Roasted Tofu Croutons. These are seasoned and toasted for the perfect addition to any salad, pasta, rice, or soup!   They get a roasted, almost nutty flavor with a salty and smoky seasoned crust with a chewy bite.  Super easy to make, low carb and great source of protein!  #croutons #salad #tofu #tofurecipes #vegetarian #plantbased #paleo
  3. Spray or brush olive oil on the pan.  Then add the tofu and spray the top with olive oil or drizzle oil over top and toss with fingers to coat.   

    Hand spraying tofu pieces with olive oil for Roasted Tofu Croutons. These are seasoned and toasted for the perfect addition to any salad, pasta, rice, or soup!   They get a roasted, almost nutty flavor with a salty and smoky seasoned crust with a chewy bite.  Super easy to make, low carb and great source of protein!  #croutons #salad #tofu #tofurecipes #vegetarian #plantbased #paleo
  4. Sprinkle the spice mixture over top and then toss to coat.  Sprinkle more as needed until all sides are spiced.

    Seasoned tofu pieces on pan for Roasted Tofu Croutons. These are seasoned and toasted for the perfect addition to any salad, pasta, rice, or soup!   They get a roasted, almost nutty flavor with a salty and smoky seasoned crust with a chewy bite.  Super easy to make, low carb and great source of protein!  #croutons #salad #tofu #tofurecipes #vegetarian #plantbased #paleo
  5. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes.  Then remove and flip each piece over and roast for another 10 minutes.

    Roasted Tofu Croutons on pan. These are seasoned and toasted for the perfect addition to any salad, pasta, rice, or soup!   They get a roasted, almost nutty flavor with a salty and smoky seasoned crust with a chewy bite.  Super easy to make, low carb and great source of protein!  #croutons #salad #tofu #tofurecipes #vegetarian #plantbased #paleo
  6. That's it!  Serve over salad, pasta, rice, soup, or just snack on alone!

Recipe Notes

Note, this Spice recipe likely makes more than you need, so save it for seasoning chicken or steak or hamburgers or mac n cheese or veggies!

The serving size is based on approximately 8-10 pieces per person.