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Sweet and Spicy Tofu Pizza

5 from 5 votes
Total: 55 minutes
Serves 2 PIZZAS

Sweet and Spicy Tofu Pizza made with homemade wheat crust and topped with spicy jerk tofu and homemade pineapple salsa. So crusty, flavorful and delicious! Sweet and Spicy Tofu Pizza

Sweet and Spicy Tofu Pizza | RuchiskitchenWho doesn’t love Friday? Friday means weekend and weekend means – “Family time”!! With growing kids and their busy schedules, the ritual of sitting together and sharing a meal seems pretty far-fetched. Sweet and Spicy Tofu Pizza

So, Friday evenings are always family pizza and movie night in our house. We bake and eat pizza, cuddle with kids, watch an old classic movie and try to cherish these little moments. 🙂

This Sweet and spicy tofu pizza is my family’s favorite pizza. If given a choice, my kids would really eat this pizza every night. 🙂

Sweet and Spicy Tofu Pizza | Ruchiskitchen

Inspiration!

This Sweet and Spicy Tofu Pizza is inspired by our local pizza eatery. They sell THE best spicy jerk tofu pizza in town. It’s so delicious that it will delight anyone who loves tofu and pineapple combo!

I have to let you in on a little secret here, I am not a huge fan of pineapple in my pizza but after tasting this one, I have to say – it’s amazing! The robust flavor of jerk tofu complements the sweet-and-spicy flavor of fresh pineapple salsa.

Sweet and Spicy Tofu Pizza | Ruchiskitchen

Now onto the recipe!

We begin by making our homemade pizza crust. I have posted the recipe in my veggie pizza recipe and the link is shared below in the ingredient section too. Feel free to take a shortcut and substitute homemade pizza base for a store-bought one. 

This recipe is quite different from the normal pizza!

It doesn’t use the traditional red sauce, instead, the base sauce is a combo of sweet and sour sauce (store bought) and homemade jerk sauce (recipe is given below).

Homemade jerk sauce is a hot and spicy chili sauce. To help offset the spiciness of the hot and spicy chili sauce, I have mixed-in some sweet and sour sauce. If you’re not a big fan of spicy food then you can certainly add more brown sugar to your jerk sauce to balance the heat. 

Cut and saute tofu until crispy. Crispy tofu is later tossed in homemade jerk sauce that adds a great layer of flavor and deliciousness to this pizza.

Homemade Jerk Tofu Pizza - Ruchiskitchen

Layer pizza as shown below. Finally, sprinkle mozzarella cheese and bake until cheese is all melted. I am sure you will love the multiple layers of flavors that are packed in this sweet and spicy tofu pizza. 

Feel like making changes to this pizza!

This recipe is very versatile and can be modified to your liking. You can –

  • substitute tofu for any kind of protein you like
  • not a tofu lover, no worries – simply substitute tofu for paneer
  • love the crunch of raw red onions, then add some on top.

Feel free to play around with the ingredients, if you desire. 

Sweet and Spicy Tofu Pizza | Ruchiskitchen

Do give this pizza a try and if you happen to make this recipe, please comment below and leave your feedback. You can also find me on social media. Be sure to tag @ruchiskitchen (one word) or #ruchiskitchen. I would love to see your creation! 

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Sweet and Spicy Tofu Pizza

5 from 5 votes
Sweet and Spicy Tofu Pizza made with homemade wheat crust and topped with spicy jerk tofu and homemade pineapple salsa. So crusty, flavorful and delicious.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Servings: 2 PIZZAS

INGREDIENTS 

FOR PIZZA

  • 1 recipe Pizza dough
  • 1 packet Extra firm tofu (340 grams)
  • 2 cups Homemade Pineapple salsa
  • 2 cups Low fat Shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup Sweet and sour sauce
  • 1 cup Gouda cheese or Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 2 medium Onions, thinly sliced

HOMEMADE JERK SAUCE

INSTRUCTIONS

HOW TO MAKE TOFU SAUCE

  • Follow the link above to make homemade pizza dough at home.
    Homemade whole wheat pizza dough - Ruchiskitchen
  • Use extra firm tofu for this recipe.
  • Cube or slice tofu.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan and add tofu to the pan. Cook until slight brown in color. Set it aside.
  • Assemble: ingredients for Jerk sauce.
  • Add tomato puree and red chilies (habanero chilies) to a mixer and grind it to paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add the grounded paste and cook for a minute. Mix in rest of the ingredients and cook.
  • Cook until sauce is thick and reduced in quantity.
  • Add tofu.
  • Mix until well blended.
  • Allow it to cool.

ASSEMBLING PIZZA

  • Preheat oven @350 degree F. Assemble: ingredients for pizza.
  • Roll the dough on a baking tray and poke holes at the base.
  • I prefer my base to be slightly toasted before adding the sauce. So I have covered the base with beans and baked @350 degree F for 8 -10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and spread both the sauces at the base.
  • Coat it well.
  • Sprinkle Gouda cheese.
  • Add pineapple salsa...
  • Add jerk tofu..
    Jerk Tofu Pizza - Ruchiskitchen
  • Finally add mozzarella cheese.
  • Transfer it to a preheated oven.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is all bubbly and melted.
  • Homemade sweet and spicy tofu pizza is ready.
  • Cut yourself a big slice and enjoy!!

RECIPE NOTES

Disclaimer: The nutritional information provided above is approximate. Variations may exist due to the ingredients/brands used. These numbers should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietician.
Author: Ruchi
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

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Comments

  1. Anu says:

    Looks yummy!!Can u pls share the recipe for sweet chili sauce.

    • Ruchi says:

      Thanks Anu! As mentioned in the recipe, I have used store bought sweet and sour sacue.

      • Anu says:

        Hi Ruchi. Thanks a lot for prompt reply. Can u pls share the pic of container/bottle if u have. Or specify the brand. Also can u pls tell me where can I get that. Thanks again.

      • Ruchi says:

        You can use any brand. I have used Kikkoman sweet and sour sauce. You can find these in any grocery store or supermarket near you.

      • Anu says:

        Thanks a lot ruchi

      • Ruchi says:

        Pleasure is all mine Anu. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. MANISHA says:

    HI RUCHI, WHY DID U USE BEANS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. THANKS A LOT. MANISHA

    • Ruchi says:

      Thanks for stopping by Manisha. Purpose of beans โ€“ it creates a small crater/depression during the first bake. When pizza base is baked with toppings, everything stays within that crater (made by beans) and gives a clean look to the pizza. Hope that helps. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. richa shah says:

    hi ruchi,at what temperature do i have to bake the pizza