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Learn how to make the most flavourful vegan chorizo by following this easy Soyrizo Recipe! Use it for tacos, pizza, pasta, burritos and more.

homemade soyrizo in a bowl

Pizza with vegan chorizo = life. Seriously guys, I tried this the other day and it was the yummiest vegan pizza I’ve had in LONG time.

Chewy, spicy and made the pizza so much more delish.

The store bought ones are great but they can get a little expensive so I made a homemade version that is a fraction of the cost! Plus, you can adjust the seasonings and spice levels to how you like it.

ingredients for soyrizo recipe

Ingredients for Soyrizo Recipe

I was debating whether I wanted to make homemade soyrizo using TVP (textured vegetable protein AKA defatted soy flour) or tofu but thought tofu was much more accessible to most people. Plus, it’s a lot more budget friendly!

The next main ingredient is walnuts. To be honest, you can omit the walnuts all together if you really wanted to. It just adds a nice texture but it’s still tasty without it.

And then we have the seasonings:

Soy sauce, liquid smoke, apple cider vinegar, onion powder, garlic, oregano, thyme, cinnamon, cloves, smoked paprika, chili powder and cumin.

I admit, there are a lot of seasonings that go into this soyrizo but it’s so worth it. And if you don’t have 1-3 of the seasoning ingredients, don’t worry– because theres so many spices going in it won’t affect the flavour that much.

step by step how to make vegan chorizo

How to Make Soyrizo

  1. Mix all the seasonings together until it forms a paste.
  2. Crumble in the extra firm tofu and add in the walnuts.
  3. Mix everything well until the seasoning covers all the crumbles.
  4. Transfer onto a baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 F.
vegan tofu crumbles in a bowl with chorizo seasonings

Ways to Use this Soyrizo Recipe

There are so many different ways you can use this soyrizo. Here are just a few ideas:

How to Store Soyrizo

Store any left overs in a air tight container for up to 1 week. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months.

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More Tasty Tofu Recipes to Try:

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Easy Soyrizo Recipe

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  • Author: Lisa Kitahara
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Learn how to make the most flavourful vegan chorizo by following this easy Soyrizo Recipe! Use it for tacos, pizza, pasta, burritos and more.


Units Scale
  • 1 block extra firm tofu, pressed (400g)
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts (50g)

Chorizo Seasoning


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F. 
  2. Freeze extra firm tofu. Defrost and squeeze out excess water. Alternatively, press extra firm tofu for 30 minutes. 
  3. Add all the chorizo seasonings into a bowl and mix together until a paste forms. 
  4. Crumble in extra firm tofu using your fingers. Add in chopped walnuts and mix until all the tofu and walnuts are covered in the paste. 
  5. Spread tofu crumbles on a silicon/parchment lined baking tray.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  7. Let it cool for 10 minutes on the pan before using. 


  • Nutritional Information Disclaimer: Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated on an online tool (Cronometer). 
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: vegan, gluten free


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 166
  • Sugar: 0.3
  • Sodium: 580mg
  • Fat: 11.7
  • Saturated Fat: 1.7
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 4.2
  • Fiber: 1.3
  • Protein: 12.2
  • Cholesterol: 0


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I'm Lisa, a home cook, recipe developer and founder of Okonomi Kitchen. Here, you'll find a mix of classic and modernized Japanese recipes, and creative, plant-forward meal inspiration using seasonal ingredients. I hope to share more about Japanese cuisine and culture through food and recipes.

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    1. I haven’t tried so I can’t guarantee it will work but I think if you Cook over medium high to ‘dry’ it out it may work 🙂

  1. This turned out really good! I actually already had a chorizo paste recipe I liked but wanted to try it with tofu mince. This turned out great. I put it under the broiler for a few extra minutes to crisp up at the end. Will definitely use this tofu/walnut combo for any future vegan mince variations.

  2. Such an easy recipe and can’t believe how convincing this is as a meat substitute, plus freezing tofu it turns out is life changing! I used it in the hummus pasta bake recipe and it worked a treat, the texture is really similar to crumbled sausage or ground beef and the spices are delicious. Trying to plan some other ways to use it now! It also keeps well – I made it on a Thursday to take with us for a self catered trio and used it on the Sunday and it was still perfect. 👌🏻