45 Best Tofu Recipes to Try. Stir-fries, Marinated and Baked, Curries, Pasta, Crispy Breaded Tofu, Sandwiches & More. No Bland tofu! Gluten-free Options. Delicious Vegan Tofu Recipes.
Tofu is an interesting ingredient. In the initial years when we transitioned to eating vegan, I used to dislike tofu. That was probably because of the tofu I tried in restaurants which was bland or just fried and added to things. No marination, no spices or herbs. Then, I started cooking with it myself and the challenge was to see if would like tofu. Challenge accepted and then some.
What is Tofu?
Tofu is basically bean curd. It is made by curdling soy milk (milk from soybeans) and then pressing the resulting curds into blocks. The process is similar to making cheese curds from dairy milk.
During transition, I didn’t particularly eat much Tofu or miss eating it. There were plenty of beans, lentils and legumes in our diet. Tofu is easily more available in restaurants and when travelling, so its a good protein to get to like. And that’s what happened when I started to prepare it in various ways.
If you are avoiding soy, you can use other protein subs in most of these recipes, such as chickpea tofu, cooked chickpeas or beans, roasted veggies, seitan, meat subs etc. Most recipes have the alternatives mentioned to make them soyfree when possible.
Tofu in Stir-fries
Orange Tofu GF
Cashew Tofu GF
Crispy Korean Fried Tofu – Rabbits and wolves
Tofu in Curries
Achari Tofu GF
Marinates, Baked Tofu
General Tsos Tofu GF option
Tofu Short Ribs – Isa Chandra
Crispy Baked Teriyaki tofu – Connoiseurus Veg.
Tofu in Pasta Sauce, Pizza
Lemon Asparagus Pasta GF option
Sundried Tomato, Mushroom, Tofu Quiche – Oh she glows
Appetizers, Rolls, Wraps, Sandwiches
Curried Tofu Banh Mi GF option
Tofu Scramble Breakfast Burrito GF option
Tofu BLT – My Darling Vegan
GF Vegan Fried Chicken with Tofu! – Mary’s test kitchen
Tofu in Soups
Hot and sour Soup – Vedged Out.