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Sofritas Style Spicy Shredded Tofu

Shredded Spicy Tofu is inspired from Chipotle Mexican Grill new vegan offering - Sofritas.

I am a big tofu fan and I often try lot of different flavors and cooking methods while cooking tofu. Chipotle Mexican Grill recently introduced Sofritas, the first vegan meal offered by a national fast food Chain. For vegetarians, this is a great addition by Chipotle Mexican Grill.

My shredded tofu recipe is quick version Sofritas and it tastes very good. I am not using roasted peppers or chilies in this version. It is very simple and easy to make sofritas version.

Update October 16, 2014- On popular demand, I have added a new Chipotle Sofritas Recipe which is sauce-y like chipotle's, also less spicy like chipotle's, and made with ONLY natural find-at-home ingredients, no tajin this time (as promised). Check it out!

Most Popular Chipotle Sofritas Copycat

Braised Chipotle Sofritas, vegan tofu sofritas like Chipotle Mexican Grill

Update - On demand, I added another Sofritas recipe, very close to Spicy Chipotle Mexican Grill Sofritas. Scrambled tofu marinated in chipotle chilies, roasted poblanos and a blend of aromatic spices. check it out.

Chipotle Sofritas

Update 2 - Everyone loved Chipotle Sofritas and asked me for more Sofritas recipes. On repeated demand, I have added another Sofritas recipe, very close to Spicy Chipotle Mexican Grill Sofritas but in Verde Style. Scrambled tofu marinated in roasted poblanos, lime, cilantro and a blend of aromatic spices. check it out.

Sofritas Verde

Update 3 - Chipotle Sofritas is close to Mexican Grill Sofritas in taste. If you also care for texture, try this new recipe, Chipotle Mexican Grill ā€“ Braised Chipotle Sofritas Recipe

Braised Chipotle Sofritas

Pairing Ideas:

Sofritas Style Spicy Shredded Tofu

Sofritas Style Spicy Shredded Tofu
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Cuisine Mexican Category Difficulty Easy Yields 2.5 Cups (Serves: 2)


  • 1 lbs Tofu (Firm Tofu wrapped in paper towel to remove excess water. )
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Sriracha
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Canola Oil


  • 1. Shred tofu with clean hands.
  • 2. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, when pan is very hot, add tofu and cook stirring continually till tofu starts to brown at edges.
  • 3. Add all the spices, salt except Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce and vinegar. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes. Now add siracah and vinegar. Continue frying for 2 more minutes. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot.
Savita's Notes:
I only trust plain tofu to make gluten-free meals for my friends who are on gluten-free diet. In one of my previous posts, I was sharing with one of my blog reader that Traditional Indian food has many gluten free options, so if you are looking for gluten-free meals, ChefDeHome is a place to be.

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9 comment(s)

  1. Savita, thanks for great collection of sofrita recipes! I love all of them!
  2. thanks @Steven, enjoy cooking at home. :)
  3. Looks great and easy to make. Can't wait to try this! I LOVE sofritas so I'm excited to make it home.
  4. Thanks @Brandan, I like Sofritas from Chipotle Grill a lot, so this Sofritas version was quick recipe to have it at home. I will still post one more version of sofritas soon which will be more like Chipotle's. Do check back again soon.
  5. Hi I tried you Sofritas version, was very good. My girl friend liked it a lot. Thanks for recipe.
  6. delicious
  7. My wife recently started using tofu in everything she makes with paneer. I had tofu in Mexican Chipotle grill once, this looks interesting to try at home. My wife will love it.
  8. Good recipes and nice pictures... Keep up the good work.
  9. this is exactly what i am looking for, thanks chefdehome, i will try this recipe today.