Thai Basil Chili Tofu

Thai Basil Chili Tofu recipe displayed in a bowl with chopsticks.
Thai Basil Chili Tofu recipe displayed in a bowl with chopsticks.

Thai Basil Chili Tofu

Thai basil chili tofu, anyone? This finger-licking good dish might be your next go-to quick meal.
4.56 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian-Inspired, Thai-Inspired
Keyword: Plant-Based, Recipe, Spicy, Tofu, Vegan
Author: WoonHeng
Servings: 2 persons


  • 16 oz firm tofu drained & cut into cubes
  • 1 tbsp ginger finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp red jalapeño chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed Thai basil
  • neutral oil
  • salt to taste
  • grain your favorite



  • Mix all the sauce ingredients together until they're well combined. Then set aside.
  • In a heated non-stick pan with 2 teaspoons oil, pan fry tofu cubes until lightly brown on all sides by flipping occasionally, then season with a pinch of salt. Transfer tofu to a bowl & let cool.⁣⁣
  • Using the same pan, add another teaspoon of oil, saute ginger, then garlic until fragrant & add in chopped red jalapeno. Add in tofu, sauce then basil & toss them quickly using a spatula until all tofu is coated with sauce.
  • Season accordingly if needed. Serve warm with your favorite grain.⁣⁣
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