These Easy and Delicious Tofu Recipes are creative ways to use up this healthy plant-based protein. Even picky eaters will enjoy them!
Easy Tofu Recipes
If you’re looking for ways to add more plant-based protein to your diet, tofu is where it’s at! There are so many ways you can use this delicious and nutritious ingredient in your cooking, from buddha bowls to tacos and more. I rounded up some of the best tofu recipes that even the pickiest of eaters will love. Trust me – tofu is going to become your new favourite food!
Tofu recipe tips
Here are some of my top tips on how to make tofu for beginners:
- Squeeze out as much moisture as possible for the crispiest texture. Use a towel and place a heavy object over top to press out the liquid.
- Marinate the tofu (15 minutes to 12 hours) if you want lots of flavour!
- Make sure you're using the right kind of tofu – I find that extra-firm tofu is best as it has the least liquid.
- Coat your tofu in cornstarch so it's even crispier on the outside.
Frequently Asked Questions
Tofu is made of soy milk that’s pressed into blocks. There are different varieties of softness of tofu like silken, soft and extra-firm. Since it has a spongy texture, it’s great for soaking up flavours and marinades! It’s super healthy too. Tofu is low in calories and high in protein and iron.
You can eat tofu raw or cook it – it's a lot easier to make than you might think! You can pan fry it, bake it, scramble it, cook it in the air fryer and more.
If you're tofu isn't getting crispy, it likely still has too much moisture in it. Make sure you're pressing out as much liquid as possible before cooking it so it gets nice and crispy. You can also coat it in cornstarch for a crispier finish!
Tofu tastes fairly mild and bland, which means it goes with just about anything. It has a spongy texture that's great for soaking up marinades, so it will soak up all the flavours from whatever you're making, from curries to soups and stir fries!
Pack all your favourite ingredients into one delicious and nutritious meal! These recipes are a healthy plant-based lunch or dinner idea full of flavor, and are super customizable.
Tofu Stir Fries
Stir fries are a quick and easy dinner idea that you can easily add tofu too! These stir fry recipes with tofu are great weeknight dinner ideas. Just throw in some veggies, tofu, your favourite sauces like soy sauce, and serve it with rice or noodles.
Tofu Breakfast Recipes
Start your morning with a protein-packed breakfast. Tofu is a delicious vegan substitute for eggs, and these tofu breakfast ideas are a great way to start your day.
Tofu Tacos, Wraps & More
Who doesn't love taco night?! Make some yummy tofu tacos, wraps, burritos bowls and more – trust us, you won't even miss the meat.
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