Tofu is a staple for many vegans. It is super versatile and can have so many different tastes depending on how you cook it! You can use it in sweet or savory and hot or cold dishes. It can also be used in a multitude of cuisines! With so many different tofu recipes, there’s something for everyone! While tofu can sometimes get a bad rap, the neutral flavor is what’s so great about it. Marinate it in soy sauce, coat it in breadcrumbs, or blend it for a creamy dessert base. The point it, you have control over the flavor and can just use it for the texture if you so choose. Tofu is a great source of plant-based protein to add to veggie bowls and stir-frys!
Need some ideas? Check out these 15 vegan tofu recipes from our Food Monster App!
1. Green Tea Sesame Soba Noodles With Stir Fried Tofu
This easy recipe for Green Tea Sesame Soba Noodles With Stir Fried Tofu by Medha Swaminathan combines vibrant green tea soba noodles, toasted sesame seeds, and umami baked tofu stir fried in a spicy and flavorful sauce!
2. Crispy Marinated Tofu
Source: Crispy Marinated Tofu
3. Grilled Cuban Tofu Sandwich
Source: Grilled Cuban Tofu Sandwich
This Grilled Cuban Tofu Sandwich by Zsu Dever will transport you straight to the winding streets of Havana. The tofu is marinated in a zesty mojo sauce that is just the right mixture of sweet and tangy, then it’s sandwiched between toasty bread that’s stuffed with fresh watercress, bread and butter pickles, spicy mustard, and melty vegan cheese before being grilled to perfection.
4. Lemon Raspberry Tofu Cream
Source: Lemon Raspberry Tofu Cream
Lemon Raspberry Tofu Cream by Fabio Gallo is a quick and easy recipe for a healthy, delicious dessert. The base is a lemon silken tofu cream served with a fresh and tangy raspberry sauce. All you need are a few ingredients.
5. Tofu Steaks
Source: Tofu Steaks
6. ‘Chicken’ Thai Red Curry With Fried Rice
7. Mushroom and Kale Quiche
Source: Mushroom and Kale Quiche
A good quiche is hard to find – especially if you don’t eat eggs. However, this Mushroom and Kale Quiche recipe by Talida Voinea will take care of your quiche craving. It has crispy quinoa and almond meal crust with a creamy mushroom and tofu filling. It takes a little bit of time, but it is so worth it. This vegan quiche recipe is perfect to keep on hand for breakfast or to make for brunch! When you bring out this classic mushroom and kale quiche, it will impress vegans and non-vegans alike!
8. Fried “Chicken” and Gravy
Source: Fried “Chicken” and Gravy
9. Tofu and Vegetable Noodle Bowl
Source: Tofu and Vegetable Noodle Bowl
This Tofu and Vegetable Noodle Bowl by Valentina Chiappa is absolutely delicious and super easy to make! All you need to do is cook the noodles and fry everything up in a wok. The ginger, lemon juice, and array of spices give the vegetables a delicious flavorful. The cashews also add a much needed crunch. If you like to cook dinner for yourself after work, this vegan noodle bowl is the perfect dish––easy, tasty, filling, and flavorful! Besides, who doesn’t want noodles after a long day?
10. Tofu Bacon
Source: Tofu Bacon
11. Piña Colada Slice
Source: Piña Colada Slice
This Piña Colada Slice by Lauren Wright is one of the tastiest pineapple dessert recipes out there! Chewy coconut crust is topped with silky coconut cream and a fried pineapple. What could be more delicious? It’s like the sibling of pineapple-upside down cake and Piña Colada cake––the perfect tropical treat! Eating one is the next best thing to sitting on a beach and drinking the real thing. You will fall in love with these littles slices of coconut pineapple heaven. They’re a vacation in every bite.
12. Peanut Tofu Stir-Fry
Source: Peanut Tofu Stir-Fry
Bursting with flavour and coated in a tasty peanut butter sauce, this vegan Peanut Tofu Stir-Fry by Vicky Coates avoids excessive saturates and sugars found in many takeaway dishes! Tofu is such a great source of protein and when paired with the black bean spaghetti and peanut sauce you get a whopping 30g of Protein with this meal. It’s the perfect heathy alternative and doesn’t sacrifice any of the flavour. Everyone at the dinner table will want seconds of this peanut tofu stir-fry!
13. Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos
These vegan breakfast burritos are easy, hearty, and fun, packing a whopping 20 grams of protein each, which will help you power through your busy mornings. They’re also economical. Not a fan of tofu? Substitute crumbled tempeh. Need a soy-free option? Substitute crumbled seitan. Make the spice blend in advance to save time—double the recipe to keep extra on hand for spicing up a basic tofu scramble or roasted potatoes. This Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos by Compassionate Cuisine, Linda Soper-Kolton and Sara Boan seriously delicious!
14. Sweet Lime Glazed Tofu
Source: Sweet Lime Glazed Tofu
This Sweet Lime Glazed Tofu by Jessica Uly has the perfect blend sweet and sour goodness. Plus, who doesn’t love crisp tofu? The technique of coating the tofu with some cornstarch before pan-frying them helps to create a crisp crust.
15. Mini Chocolate Raspberry Tofu Pies
Silken tofu has a smooth and ‘silky’ appearance, which makes it ideal to use in creams and pudding. No baking required for this recipe for Mini Chocolate Raspberry Tofu Pies by Fabio Gallo, which makes it perfect on a hot summer day when you feel like enjoying a lighter dessert, but still packed with lots of different flavors.
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