Vegan recipe

Vegan Southern Fried Tofu with Spicy Slaw

Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins
Serves 4

Southern fried in our own blend of not-so-secret seven herbs and spices, this recipe transforms the Cauldron Organic Tofu block into crisp, golden bites bursting with flavour. Serve with a spicy vegan slaw and a homemade mustard dip for a delicious American-inspired feast!

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Southern Fried Tofu:
1 pack Cauldron Tofu Block, drained well
95 g cornflour
1 tsp each paprika, turmeric, salt and pepper
1/2 tsp each cayenne pepper, garlic granules and onion granules
125ml aquafaba (the liquid from a tin of chickpeas)
Vegetable oil, as needed

Spicy Vegan Slaw:
200 g red cabbage, finely sliced
1 carrot, shredded
4 radishes, thinly sliced
2 spring onions, thinly sliced
60 ml vegetable oil
2 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp brown sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
1/4 tsp each chilli powder and cayenne pepper
2 to 4 dashes Tabasco

Vegan Honey Mustard Dip:
115 g Vegan Mayonnaise
85 g agave syrup
3 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Southern Fried Tofu: Cut the Cauldron Tofu blocks into 5cm x 2.5 cm fingers. In a shallow dish whisk together the flour, paprika, turmeric, salt, pepper, cayenne, garlic and onion until blended. Dip the tofu fingers in the aquafaba and then dredge in the flour mixture. Arrange on a parchment paper-lined baking tray.
  2. Heat a frying pan filled with 2.5 cm of oil set over a medium heat. Working in batches, fry the tofu for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown all over. Drain on a paper towel-lined tray. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  3. Spicy Vegan Slaw: Whisk together the oil, vinegar, mustard, brown sugar, garlic, salt, pepper, chilli powder, cayenne and Tabasco until blended. Toss together the cabbage, carrot, vinaigrette, radishes and spring onion. Let it stand for 10 minutes for the flavours to marry.
  4. Vegan Honey Mustard Dip: Whisk together the vegan mayonnaise, agave syrup, mustard and lemon juice until blended.
  5. Serve the Southern Fried Tofu with the Spicy Vegan Slaw and the Honey Mustard Dip.

Chef's tip

Add 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh dill to the mustard dip if desired. This combination is also delicious on a Kaiser bun or served as a taco!