crispy tofu with polenta

Crispy Tofu Fajitas

  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: European


Delicious crispy crunchy marinated tofu in a soft floury tortilla and filled with your favourite toppings




  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp coriander, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder (made into a paste with a little water)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • juice of 1 lime


  • 100g cornmeal (or breadcrumbs)

Coriander Sauce:

  • 100g greek yoghurt
  • 1 bunch coriander

Fajitas and Fillings

  • 8 flour or corn fajitas
  • Fillings of your choice


Press the Tofu

  1. Remove the tofu from the packaging and pat it dry with kitchen paper. Line a plate or board with kitchen paper and place the tofu on top. Line with more kitchen paper on top and then place something heavy on top of it. I used a chopping board with a bottle of water on top of that! Leave for 20-30 minutes until as much liquid as possible has drained from the tofu. You can replace the kitchen paper half way through if it gets too wet.

Marinate the Tofu

  1. Mix the marinade ingredients together in a bowl. Cut the tofu into bite sized pieces and add to the marinade, mixing well to ensure all the tofu has been coated. Cover with cling film and refridgerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. The tofu can be marinated for several hours so you can do this step ahead of time and just keep it in the fridge until you are ready to cook the tofu.

Bake the Tofu

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c and line a baking sheet with baking parchment.
  2. Sprinkle the cornmeal onto a plate. Remove the tofu pieces from the marinade and toss in the cornmeal, coating as much of the surface as possible.
  3. Place the coated tofu onto the baking sheet in a single layer and bake for 30-40 minutes, turning once.

Make the Sauce

  1. Make the coriander sauce by blitzing the greek yoghurt and coriander in a food processor until smooth.

Load your Fajitas

  1. Bring all the ingredients to the table and get building your fajita with your favourite toppings!