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Spicy Tofu Sliders

A plant based burger that packs a little punch

30 mins
13 ingredients
$1.30 / person
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Serves = 12

  • 450g block firm tofu
  • 12 wholemeal dinner rolls
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 240g light cheddar cheese
  • 1 avocado (optional)


  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ -1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 tsp smoky paprika
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp Water


  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 200g slaw salad mix

It’s this easy

  • Remove tofu from its packet and wrap in a clean cloth or paper towel. Place under some heavy books or cans, and leave for 10-20 mins. (This will remove a lot of the excess moisture from the tofu and allow the marinade to soak into the tofu)

  • In a large bowl, mix together the marinade ingredients

  • Slice tofu into matchbox size pieces

  • Gently mix tofu into the marinade. Allow to marinate for 10 mins

  • Over a medium heat, heat a small amount of olive oil in a fry pan and cook tofu until brown on each side

  • In a separate bowl, make the slaw by mixing together the Greek yogurt, wholegrain mustard, garlic and lemon juice. Then add the slaw mix, and combine

  • Whilst tofu is cooking, slice bread rolls in half and lightly toast

  • Layer tofu with slaw and a slice of cheese on a bread roll (and avocado if including this)


  • You could use larger bread rolls to make these a larger tofu style burger, or two slices of bread.
  • Tofu could be cooked under the grill in an oven, on the BBQ or on a sandwich press.


Nutrition information (per serve)

  • Energy (1027kJ)

  • Protein (14.8g)

  • Total fat (12.1g)

  • Saturated fat (4.2g)

  • Carbohydrate (17.2g); Starch (14.2g), Sugars (3g), Added sugars (1.4g), Free sugars (1.4g)

  • Dietary fibre (4.7g)

  • Sodium (329mg)

  • Calcium (338 mg)

  • Iron (2.1mg)


Contains: Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Wheat, FODMAPs.
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