Easy Tofu Bacon

Easy Tofu Bacon


This easy tofu bacon is smoky, crispy, and a little bit chewy – perfect for a vegan BLT!



  • 1 block extra firm tofu (drained and patted dry)

For the Marinade

  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons Vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Liquid Smoke
  • 2 cups water


  1. Slice the tofu as thinly as possible.
  2. Mix marinade ingredients together in a tall resealable container.
  3. Add sliced tofu to the marinade and set aside for 4 hours or overnight. (see note for a quick marinade option)
  4. Strain tofu slices out of the marinade (reserve marinade for another use if desired).
  5. Cook tofu bacon slices in a skillet or griddle over medium heat until browned and crispy.
  6. Serve as desired, but I must recommend a TBLAT (Tofu Bacon Lettuce Avocado Tomato sandwich, of course!)


Quick Marinade Option: Microwave tofu slices in marinade for 10 minutes on medium power, or simmer tofu and marinade in a saucepan for 10-15 minutes before straining and cooking the slices.

Reuse marinade as many times as you like, but discard after 3 days (keep refrigerated).