Spicy Tofu Panzanella Salad (Vegan)

This flavorful vegan dish is packed with protein and fiber-rich tofu, aromatic spices, fresh veggies, and a zesty dressing – perfect for a delicious quick, and easy meal.



  • 7 oz (F) or 10.5 oz (M) tofu, firm or extra firm
  • 1.5 tbsp Braggs liquid amino
  • ½ tsp salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper to taste
  • ¼ tsp red chili flakes to taste


  • ½ cup cucumber sliced
  • ½ cup cherry tomato, cut in half
  • ¼ cup bell peppers
  • ½ cup spring greens
  • ¼ cup red onion sliced


  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • Cilantro, chopped finely (for garnish)
  • Fresh mint leaves, chopped finely (for garnish)

This vegan spicy tofu panzanella salad is a delicious and healthy dish that combines the flavors of panzanella, a traditional Italian bread salad, with a spicy twist. The salad is made with cooked seasoned tofu, which adds a crispy and flavorful protein source. Sliced cucumber, halved cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, spring greens, and red onion provide a refreshing crunch and added nutrition. The salad is finished with a fresh mint cilantro vinaigrette that adds a tangy and herbaceous flavor. Perfect for a summer lunch or dinner, this salad is sure to be a hit with vegans and non-vegans alike.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Open the packet of tofu and drain the water from the tofu. Use a tofu press or keep it under a heavy object to squeeze the extra water for about 30 minutes.

Step 2

After 30 minutes, take the tofu out from the tofu press and cut it into small pieces. Transfer them to a mixing bowl and add Braggs liquid amino, salt, cayenne pepper & chili flakes.

Step 3

Mix well until every piece is coated with the Braggs. Heat a nonstick pan on medium heat and place all the marinated tofu nuggets on the surface in a single layer. Pour all the remaining liquid as well.

Step 4

Cook them from all sides until golden brown, about 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare for other ingredients. Once tofu nuggets are cooked, transfer them to a bowl and keep aside.

Step 5

In a mixing bowl, mix the salad ingredients. Pour in a bowl, top with tofu, drizzle of vinegar and top with garnish.

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