Jerk Tofu

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This flavorful Jerk Tofu recipe is so easy to prepare. Seasoned baked tofu smothered with the bold flavors of my jerk sauce recipe is an amazing taste of the tropics.

Jerk Tofu


My Jerk Cauliflower is one of the most popular recipes on here.  My Jerk Tofu recipe is just as amazing and it gives a flavor punch, it is a great dish to serve it with my Jamaican Rice And Peas and Baked  Plantains. 

I have had so many friends and family visit my family and me lately. I have recently had a friend who I haven’t seen since high school, my cousin who I saw over 15 years ago, a brother and wife in over 8 years. 2018 so far has definitely been the year of reunion for me and it has been so wonderful. Tomorrow, I’m expecting a friend who I haven’t seen in 7 years and the last time I saw her I made her and her twin sister my the Jerk Tofu recipe.

I grew up on Jerk chicken so making a Jamaican Jerk Tofu is a no-brainer. I love tofu because it absorbs the flavor of the jerk sauce.

Jerk Tofu overlay showing one section of white bowl with jerk tofu

How To Make Jerk Tofu

If using extra-firm tofu, wrap tofu block with paper towels and place on a cutting board, place a heavy object on the top of the tofu, like a book or a pot and allow excess liquid to drain.

I used super-firm tofu to make my  Jamaican jerk tofu,  it didn’t need to be pressed to remove excess water. I highly recommend this type of tofu. I cut the tofu in cubes, marinated them with olive oil, Bragg’s liquid aminos, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder. I wanted the maximum amount of flavor.

I baked the marinated cubes until they were crisp, then I smothered them with my amazing Jerk Sauce then I put it back in the oven for a final bake.

Note: Jerk Sauce can be prepared ahead and kept in the refrigerator.

Jamaican Jerk Tofu

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Jerk Tofu Overlay in a white serving pan



(Per portion)
  • Energy: 220 kcal / 920 kJ
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Carbs: 48 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 45 min
  • Ready in: 55 min
  • For:
  • 6 Servings



  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees F. Lightly grease baking sheet with oil.
  2. Add tofu cubes to a large bowl and gently coat with oil, Bragg's liquid aminos, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and nutritional yeast flakes. Allow cubes to marinate for 10 minutes in the refrigerator while you prepare the jerk sauce.
  3. Arrange tofu cubes in a single layer on a prepared baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Toss baked tofu with jerk sauce and return to the oven to bake until sauce is cooked through, about 10-15 minutes.


Jamaican Jerk Tofu

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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Sheena
    September 26, 2019

    What do you serve this with?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      September 26, 2019

      I love to serve it with Jamaican rice and peas and Vegan Coleslaw, so delicious! The recipes are on here.

  2. Ariyanna
    June 30, 2019


  3. Bea
    November 16, 2018

    This recipe was a huge hit, it reminded me of our recent trip to Jamaica!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 16, 2018

      Wow thank you Bea, I’m so happy you enjoyed it and it reminded you of Jamaica. I hope you had a fun time.