Gluten Free Recipes - Gluten-Free Vegan Tofu Stir-Fry

Here's a simple and flavorful recipe for "Gluten-Free Vegan Tofu Stir-Fry with Garlic, Onions, and Chilies" using coconut oil. This dish is easy to prepare and packed with delicious flavors:

Recipe with a bit more customization in terms of veggies used


  • 1 block (14 oz) extra-firm tofu, pressed and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-3 red or green chilies, thinly sliced (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables (e.g., bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, snap peas)
  • 3 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch (or arrowroot powder) dissolved in 2 tablespoons of water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooked gluten-free rice or rice noodles for serving


  1. Prepare the Tofu:
    • Start by pressing the tofu to remove excess water. Place the tofu block between paper towels or a clean kitchen towel and place something heavy on top (like a cast-iron skillet). Let it press for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour. Then, cube the tofu into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Prepare the Sauce:
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the gluten-free soy sauce, maple syrup, and the dissolved cornstarch. Set aside.
  3. Stir-Fry:
    • Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the cubed tofu and stir-fry until it becomes golden brown on all sides. This should take about 5-7 minutes. Remove the tofu from the skillet and set it aside.
  4. Cook the Vegetables:
    • In the same skillet, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Add the sliced onions, minced garlic, and sliced chilies. Sauté for 2-3 minutes or until the onions become translucent and fragrant.
  5. Add Mixed Vegetables:
    • Add your choice of mixed vegetables to the skillet. Stir-fry for another 5-7 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and slightly crispy. You can adjust the cooking time based on your preferred level of tenderness.
  6. Combine Tofu and Sauce:
    • Return the tofu to the skillet with the sautéed vegetables. Pour the sauce over the tofu and vegetables. Stir well to coat everything evenly. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the sauce thickens.
  7. Serve:
    • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve the gluten-free vegan tofu stir-fry over cooked gluten-free rice or rice noodles.
  8. Enjoy!
    • Garnish with fresh herbs, such as cilantro or basil, if desired, and serve your delicious gluten-free vegan stir-fry hot.
You can make it as spicy as required

Feel free to adjust the level of spiciness by adding more or fewer chilies, and you can customize the vegetable selection to your liking. This dish is a delightful combination of flavors and textures and is perfect for a quick and satisfying gluten-free vegan meal.