Crispy salt and pepper tofu cubes

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10 min


20 min


4 servings

Crispy salt and pepper tofu cubes

Photo: Erik Putz

This is your weeknight dinner game changer. No prep required, these can go in a stir fry, on a salad or as the protein in a grain bowl.


  • 350-g pkg extra-firm tofu , drained and patted dry
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Cut tofu into 3/4-in. cubes. Stir cornstarch with salt and pepper in a large bowl, then toss with tofu until completely coated.
  • Heat a very large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add oil, then tofu. Cook, turning the cubes occasionally, until crispy and golden-brown on all sides, 2 to 3 min. per side. 

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 198,
  • Protein
  • 12 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9 g,
  • Fat
  • 13 g,
  • Sodium
  • 149 mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent March/April 2020 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.