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Crispy Tofu Burgers with Rainbow Vegetables

These crispy tofu burgers are a lighter take on the classic meal: crunchy fried tofu with rainbow vegetables and a sweet chili sauce! Vegan and gluten-free.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 burgers
Calories 479kcal
Author Shivani Raja


For the crispy tofu burgers:

  • 3.5 oz/ 100 grams Firm Tofu silken tofu will not work for this recipe
  • 2 tbsp Cornstarch aka cornflour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 2 tbsp Sunflower Oil
  • 1/4 Red Cabbage shredded
  • 1 Carrot grated
  • 1 handful Spinach
  • 2 Wholemeal Bread Rolls

For the sticky sauce:

  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce can sub ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp Rice Vinegar


  • Firstly, cut the tofu into 1 cm thick slices. You can either cut 2-3 pieces of tofu for each burger, or one large slice.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the cornstarch, salt, and chilli powder. Set aside.
  • Add the sunflower oil to a frying pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, coat the tofu thoroughly in the cornstarch mixture, before adding to the frying pan.
  • Cook the tofu for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden and crisp.
  • Prepare the sticky sauce by mixing together the soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce and rice vinegar in a small bowl.
  • Layer up the bread rolls with the sauce, rainbow vegetables, and the crispy tofu. Serve immediately.


  • For a spicier kick, add 1/2 tsp chilli flakes to the cornstarch mixture.
  • The burgers are best served hot whilst the tofu is still crisp.
  • Feel free to swap the vegetables for whatever you have on hand!