This one is for all of the tofu haters out there! If you don’t like tofu, you’re probably not making it right. Don’t worry – with the help of these recipes, you will be falling in love with tofu in no time. It’s all about the texture and seasoning. That’s why these recipes are so amazing! They combine baked, fried, and breaded tofu with a variety of sauces, broths, and seasonings! These 15 crispy tofu recipes can win any tofu hater over! Try them out!
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1. Coconut Curry Ramen with Crispy Tofu
A simple coconut curry ramen, topped with crispy tofu. Basically the best vegan noodle soup. This dish is done in under 30 minutes and is packed with flavor. Use gluten-free ramen or rice noodles to make it gluten-free! You will love Caroline Doucet‘s Coconut Curry Ramen with Crispy Tofu!
2. Tofu Chick’n Nuggets
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Crispy, extremely flavorful, vegan Tofu Chick’n Nuggets by Taavi Moore. This recipe is layered with flavor and crunch. The trick to an ultra flavorful tofu nugget? Marinate that soybean block overnight.
3. Perfect Oil-Free Baked Tofu
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This oven-baked tofu is so delicious that you’ll probably want to double or triple this recipe from the get-go. How do you do it? First, the tofu is pressed to remove all excess liquid, and then it’s marinated in a sauce of garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and rice vinegar with a sprinkle of sesame seeds. As it bakes, the edges get crispy and slightly caramelized. This Perfect Oil-Free Baked Tofu by Molly Patrick is perfect for serving in sandwiches, topping on salads, or as your protein for a meal with vegetables! So flavorful and filling!
4. Crispy Tofu and Choy Sum
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What a simple yet delicious dish this is, not just that the texture of this dish is so playful, with the super crispy deep-fried tofu soaking all that savory-sweet goodness of the sauce then the soft yet crunchy choy sum is a pleasure to your palate. With just a few ingredients to use and a few minutes to spare you are in for a great veggie treat. You will love Raymund Macaalay‘s Crispy Tofu and Choy Sum!
5. Crispy Tofu and Fried Rice
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Fried rice is peak comfort food! Fortunately, fried rice is one of the easiest dishes you can make. This dish cooks up quick, so make sure you’ve got all of your ingredients gathered and ready to go before you begin! This recipe for Crispy Tofu and Fried Rice is reprinted with permission from Effortless Vegan by Sarah Nevins, Page Street Publishing Co. 2020. Photo credit: Sarah Nevins
6. Cozy Winter Salad with Crispy Tofu and Rice
The BEST cozy winter salad with crispy tofu and rice. This Cozy Winter Salad with Crispy Tofu and Rice by Caroline Doucet is made with warm crispy cast-iron tofu, rice, fresh lettuce, carrots, and beets. Serve it with sunflower seeds and the most amazing nutritional yeast dressing. The hot and cold combination is perfect for winter!
7. Greek Lemon Herb Tofu Naanwiches
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These vegan Greek Lemon Herb Tofu Naanwiches by Allie Penner are inspired by Greek chicken souvlaki. Crispy lemon-herb baked tofu, tzatziki, hummus, and Greek kale salad are loaded onto naan bread for the ultimate hearty summer meal.
8. Crispy Tofu
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If you’ve been looking for a way to make Crispy Tofu by Julie Zimmer, this is the recipe for you! To obtain a crispy texture and lots of flavour, there are different ways to prepare and cook it and this is one that works well!
9. Crispy Tofu Stone Fruit Veggie Rolls With Dipping Sauces
These spring rolls are infused with fruit, herbs, and a delicious dipping sauce, you’ll be sure to get all the veggies with amazing flavors, crispy tofu, and a yummy dipping sauce. You can certainly play around with the veggies; mix and match to your delight. Alana Herlands‘ Crispy Tofu Stone Fruit Veggie Rolls With Dipping Sauces are approachable, for even the most beginner of cook. You’ll be eating colorfully, happy, well, and feel well afterward!
10. Picnic Perfect Crispy Tofu Sandwiches
Now that the picnic season has officially started, these wholemeal rolls with crispy sesame tofu, creamy avocado, and crunchy carrots, red cabbage & toasted peanuts are THE ULTIMATE VEGAN SANDWICHES to pack in your picnic basket! When it comes to packing the picnic basket, it’s nice to swap the same old boring sandwiches with something a little more exciting and fresh like these wholemeal rolls with crispy sesame tofu, creamy avocado, and crunchy carrots, red cabbage & toasted peanuts. You will love Tania Pilcher‘s Picnic Perfect Crispy Tofu Sandwiches!
11. Crispy Buffalo Tofu Bites
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These Crispy Buffalo Tofu Bites by Dana Sandonato will have even the most snobbish chicken wing connoisseur switching to a plant-based diet – they are that good. The crispy exterior offers the texture of that fried goodness you expect in a chicken wing, and the tofu delivers on the tenderness you expect from perfectly cooked chicken. If you love wings, this dish will provide you with a healthier alternative, plus, it’s to die for.
12. Tofu Fries with Chili Lime Ketchup
Looking for a healthy alternative to your beloved potato fries and ketchup? Look no further than these lightly browned tofu batons for a filling snack or light meal. Air frying the tofu ensures the finish is perfect and the amount of oil minimal. Tossing the tofu in cornstarch creates a coating that crisps up, and the added spices infuse every bite. Don’t skip the homemade ketchup dipping sauce; you might want to double the recipe because it is absolutely addictive. You will love these Tofu Fries with Chili Lime Ketchup by Michelle Anderson!
13. Crispy Baked Peanut Tofu
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This Crispy Baked Peanut Tofu by Mitra Shirmohammadi might be one of your new favorite meals. It’s super easy to prepare in less than 10 minutes and requires only 7 ingredients. Feel free to substitute the peanut butter with almond butter, cashew butter, sunflower seed butter, or even tahini if you have an allergy
14. Crispy Tofu Bowl
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Tofu can sometimes be difficult to capture the right taste, but this Crispy Tofu Bowl by Julia Verkuil & Ellen Landman has no problem with it! These tofu slices are crispy, full of flavor, and a great way to take in your protein.
15. Fried “Chicken” and Gravy
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