This meaty soyrizo will blow your mind away! It is perfectly spicy and extremely flavorful, as well as ready in just 15 minutes with only 9 ingredients.
Are you ready to try this delicious soyrizo? I promise it’ll blow your mind away! It is extremely flavorful and easy to make, and it’s also packed with good-quality vegan protein since it’s made with tofu.
This vegan chorizo is perfectly spicy too. Although it may seem like a hard recipe to make, it is actually ready in just 15 minutes and only requires 9 ingredients. Hope you enjoy!
How to make soyrizo
- Chop the tofu and use a fork to crumble it into bite-sized pieces.
- Heat the oil in a skillet and cook the tofu over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes.
- Add all the remaining ingredients, stir until well combined, and cook over medium-high heat for another 5 to 10 minutes.
- Serve your soyrizo immediately.
Soyrizo ingredients and tips
- Firm tofu: firm or extra firm tofu work best for this soy chorizo recipe. Soft or silken tofu is not a good choice as it will fall apart easily.
- Extra virgin olive oil: I’m Spanish, so I use extra virgin olive oil to cook most of my dishes, including this soyrizo. However, any type of oil will work. I always use extra virgin oils when possible because they’re healthier. If you don’t eat oil, just use some vegetable stock or water instead.
- Soy sauce or tamari: you could also use coconut aminos.
- Apple cider vinegar: feel free to use white vinegar or lemon juice instead.
- Garlic powder.
- Liquid smoke: if you can’t find it, you could also use smoke powder or smoked paprika instead of the regular paprika. Omit this ingredient if you don’t like it.
- Salt: I used ionized salt, but any type of salt will do.
- Chili powder: this soy chorizo recipe calls for traditional American chili powder, not cayenne. Cayenne and international chili powders are usually incredibly spicy. So if you live outside of the United States, please keep that in mind. If you can only find cayenne, add it to taste until the sauce is okay for you, but not too spicy. Omit this ingredient if you’re not into spicy food.
What is soyrizo?
Soyrizo is a vegan version of regular chorizo. It is also called vegan chorizo and it is made with tofu, which gives it its distinctive texture.
Is soyrizo healthy?
It is definitely healthier than regular chorizo! Since it’s plant-based, this soy chorizo recipe is completely cholesterol-free and doesn’t contain artificial additives or preservatives. Besides, it’s packed with vegan protein!
Need some soyrizo recipes?
Soyrizo can be used in plenty of different recipes, such as vegan Spanish chorizo and potato stew, vegan chorizo and potato tacos, vegan Spanish tofu scramble with potatoes and chorizo, or vegan Mexican-style potatoes with chorizo. You can actually use it in any recipe that calls for vegan chorizo.
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Did you make this soy chorizo recipe?
- 14 oz firm tofu (400 g)
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
- 2 tbsp paprika
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp liquid smoke
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp chili powder
- This soy chorizo recipe will only work with firm or extra firm tofu, not soft or silken tofu.
- Feel free to use any oil you have on hand to make your soyrizo.
- Soy sauce or tamari can be replaced with coconut aminos, and the apple cider vinegar with white vinegar or lemon juice.
- If you can’t find liquid smoke, you could also use smoke powder or smoked paprika instead of the regular paprika. Omit this ingredient if you want.
- This soy chorizo recipe calls for traditional American chili powder, not cayenne. Cayenne and international chili powders are usually incredibly spicy. So if you live outside of the United States, please keep that in mind. If you can only find cayenne, add it to taste until the sauce is okay for you, but not too spicy. Omit this ingredient if you’re not into spicy food.