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Cajun Tofu Pasta Vegan Bowl

This Cajun Tofu Pasta Vegan Bowl is easy to fix, family friendly and easy to devour! Well, this recipe is definitely a shout out to all the pasta lovers. It is loaded with fiber rich veggies, good carbohydrates in the form of whole grain pasta and protein rich tofu. What else can I ask for in a bowl?
Course Main Course
Cuisine vegan
Keyword cajun, tofu pasta, vegan pasta, vegan tofu bowl
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 316kcal
Author Gunjan


For Tofu

  • 1 tbsp cajun spice mix
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/2 of 15oz extra firm tofu (squared)

For Pasta

  • 3 cups whole grain fusili pasta
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • Salt as per taste (optional)

For the veggies

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried garlic
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp crushed black pepper
  • 1 cup red onion (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper (sliced)
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 cup steamed broccoli florets seasoned with salt and pepper (keep it aside)


  • In a mixing bowl combine all the spices for tofu and mix with a spoon.
  • Heat a nonstick pan and grease it with a cooking spray. 
  • Rub each piece of tofu with the spice mixes well and place them on the greased pan. Lightly grease with the cooking spray again on the tofu pieces. Cover and cook until lightly crispy. Then, with the help of tongs flip the tofu pieces to the other side and cook again until slightly crispy. Take the tofu out of the pan and keep them aside. 
  • In the same pan combine all the ingredients of pasta (no oil needed). Toss them for 1-2 minutes and turn off the flame. 
  • In another nonstick pan heat 1 tbsp olive oil. Now, add garlic and oregano to the oil. Toss in all the veggies (except) steamed broccoli. Season the veggies with salt and black pepper and cook until the onions are soft and translucent. (Do not overcook and let the bell pepper be crunchy).
  • Now, take a bowl and spoon pasta on one side and fill the second half of the bowl with the sauteed veggies. Then place steamed broccoli on one side of the veggies and Cajun tofu on the other side of the bowl on top of pasta.
  • Enjoy it immediately!


  • This recipe tastes best when consumed immediately.
  • If you plan to make ahead then make sure to warm it very well. However if you want to refrigerate you may mix everything and put in the fridge for 2-3 days.
  • Steam broccoli florets very nicely season it with very little salt and pepper.
  • I mentioned the salt as optional for pasta. If you decide on seasoning pasta with salt make sure to lightly sprinkle it.


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 870IU | Vitamin C: 55.6mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.7mg