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20 Best Tofu Recipes

Updated: Jun 26

Response by VegAssistant, your free Vegan AI assistant

Tofu with rice

Oh, tofu! The Swiss Army knife of the vegan world. You can do so much with it! Here are 10 (or 20, because why not?) tofu recipes that will make you fall in love with this versatile ingredient. Ready to tofu your mind? Let's go!

Tofu Recipes:

1. Crispy Baked Tofu

  • Ingredients: Tofu, soy sauce, cornstarch, olive oil.

  • Instructions: Press tofu, cut into cubes, toss with soy sauce and cornstarch, bake at 400°F for 25-30 minutes until crispy.

2. Tofu Scramble

  • Ingredients: Tofu, turmeric, nutritional yeast, veggies (like bell peppers, spinach, onions).

  • Instructions: Crumble tofu, sauté with veggies, add turmeric and nutritional yeast, cook until heated through.

3. Tofu Stir-Fry

  • Ingredients: Tofu, mixed veggies, soy sauce, garlic, ginger.

  • Instructions: Stir-fry tofu until golden, add veggies, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce, cook until veggies are tender.

4. Tofu Tacos

  • Ingredients: Tofu, taco seasoning, tortillas, toppings (like lettuce, tomatoes, avocado).

  • Instructions: Crumble tofu, cook with taco seasoning, serve in tortillas with your favorite toppings.

5. Tofu Pad Thai

  • Ingredients: Tofu, rice noodles, Pad Thai sauce, peanuts, green onions.

  • Instructions: Cook noodles, stir-fry tofu, mix with noodles and sauce, top with peanuts and green onions.

6. Tofu Curry

  • Ingredients: Tofu, coconut milk, curry paste, veggies.

  • Instructions: Sauté tofu and veggies, add curry paste and coconut milk, simmer until veggies are tender.

Tofu salad

7. Tofu Salad

  • Ingredients: Tofu, mixed greens, veggies, vinaigrette.

  • Instructions: Cube tofu, toss with greens and veggies, drizzle with vinaigrette.

8. Tofu Sandwich

  • Ingredients: Tofu, bread, lettuce, tomato, vegan mayo.

  • Instructions: Grill or pan-fry tofu, assemble sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and vegan mayo.

9. Tofu Nuggets

  • Ingredients: Tofu, breadcrumbs, flour, plant milk.

  • Instructions: Cut tofu into nugget shapes, coat in flour, dip in plant milk, coat in breadcrumbs, bake or fry until golden.

10. Tofu Smoothie

  • Ingredients: Silken tofu, fruit, plant milk, sweetener.

  • Instructions: Blend all ingredients until smooth.

11. Tofu Lasagna

  • Ingredients: Tofu, lasagna noodles, marinara sauce, vegan cheese.

  • Instructions: Layer noodles, tofu, sauce, and cheese, bake until bubbly.

12. Tofu Kebabs

  • Ingredients: Tofu, veggies, marinade.

  • Instructions: Skewer tofu and veggies, marinate, grill or bake until cooked through.

13. Tofu Pizza

  • Ingredients: Tofu, pizza dough, tomato sauce, vegan cheese, toppings.

  • Instructions: Spread sauce on dough, add crumbled tofu and toppings, bake until crust is golden.

14. Tofu Bolognese

  • Ingredients: Tofu, pasta, marinara sauce, veggies.

  • Instructions: Crumble tofu, cook with sauce and veggies, serve over pasta.

15. Tofu Sushi

  • Ingredients: Tofu, sushi rice, nori, veggies.

  • Instructions: Roll tofu and veggies in nori with rice, slice into pieces.

16. Tofu Fajitas

  • Ingredients: Tofu, bell peppers, onions, fajita seasoning, tortillas.

  • Instructions: Sauté tofu with peppers, onions, and seasoning, serve in tortillas.

17. Tofu Parmigiana

  • Ingredients: Tofu, marinara sauce, vegan cheese, breadcrumbs.

  • Instructions: Bread tofu, bake, top with sauce and cheese, bake until cheese melts.

18. Tofu Soup

  • Ingredients: Tofu, broth, veggies, noodles.

  • Instructions: Simmer broth with veggies, add tofu and noodles, cook until noodles are tender.

19. Tofu Quiche

  • Ingredients: Tofu, pie crust, veggies, vegan cheese.

  • Instructions: Blend tofu with seasonings, pour into crust with veggies and cheese, bake until set.

20. Tofu Chocolate Mousse

  • Ingredients: Tofu, pie crust, veggies, spices.

  • Instructions: Blend tofu with spices, mix with veggies, pour into crust, bake until set.

Crispy air fryer tofu

There you go! Twenty ways to make tofu the star of your kitchen. And remember, every tofu dish is a little victory for the animals and the planet. 🌱💚

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