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Sweet and Spicy Cola Tofu [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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It's fun to experiment in the kitchen. This cola-glazed tofu might sound like a weird combination at first, but it's so good! It's sweet, hot, and a little bit sticky. As the tofu cooks, the sauce caramelizes, which results in crispy edges for the tofu. Serve this with rice, veggies, and avocado.

Sweet and Spicy Cola Tofu [Vegan, Gluten-Free]


  • 1 14-ounce block extra firm tofu
  • 1/2 cans of cola of choice
  • 3 heaping tablespoons ketchup
  • 1-2 teaspoons hot paprika paste or Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce or tamari


  1. Dry tofu with a paper towel. Cut into cubes, then halve each cube and place tofu in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, add soy sauce or tamari, cola, ketchup, ginger, and paprika or Sriracha. Whisk with a fork to combine, then pour over the tofu. Make sure that each piece has been covered by in marinade.
  3. Transfer to a bowl of tofu and stir so that all covered in marinade. Place bowl in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours, stirring from time to time.
  4. Stick tofu with skewers, then fry on a grill pan, rotating and brushing with extra marinade from time to time. The tofu marinade should take on a darker color and caramelize a little. You can also use a traditional grill.
  5. Before serving, sprinkle with chopped green herbs. Serve with bread, rice, avocado, or whatever you want.





I'm the founder of the popular Polish blog Wegan Nerd, which was named Culinary Blog of the Year in 2014 and Blog of the Year in 2015 by 100 Best Restaurants in Poland. I am a graphic designer specializing in animated film, illustration, and book design. I'm also a food photographer. I teach vegan cooking and host workshops across my country and I just released my first cookbook.



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