Vegan Tofu Jerky

February 28, 2015

Vegan Tofu Jerky is a great way to enjoy tofu no matter where you are. These snacks are a great picnic food idea and perfect for a true vegan picnic.  There’s a lot of similar recipes out there for vegan picnic ideas, but most of them are very bland. Dips, sandwiches, etc.  This vegan tofu jerky recipe is a simple and unique way to bring something unique to your next vegan picnic!


  • 1 Pound
    Tofu (Extra Firm)
  • 1/2 Cup
    Soy sauce
  • 1/4 Cup
    Ginger sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon
    Fresh Ginger (grated)
  • 2 Tablespoons
  • 1 Tablespoon
    Brown sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon
    Cayenne pepper (to taste)


  1. Drain tofu by wrapping in a clean washcloth or paper towels and pressing it gently to release excess water, do this for about an hour. ( you can put the tofu in between two chopping board and put canned goods on top)

  2. When excess water has been released, chop the tofu in rectangular with .20 inch size. Spread it out in a baking sheet

  3. In a separate bowl, mix thoroughly soy sauce, water, ginger sauce, agave nectar, water and cayenne pepper.

  4. Pour over the spread out tofu

  5. Marinate for an hour or so with occasional flipping of tofu to cover the other side. You can marinate overnight by putting it in the refrigerator but make sure to bring to room temperature first before proceeding.

  6. Dehydrate the Tofu - you can do this with two techniques

    Oven: Replace tofu in a metal rack on a cookie tray. Use the lowest temperature setting of your oven. Checking occasionally until tofu becomes dry but not brittle

    Dehydrator process: Spread tofu in a dehydrator trays and proceed with 155oF for six hours or until the tofu becomes dry but not too brittle


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