Tofu – a product made of fermented soybeans – has been a staple of some Asian cuisines for centuries. Tofu has a texture similar to cheese, but it’s nearly flavorless so it can easily take on the flavors of foods it’s cooked alongside. Tofu is vegan, high in protein and calcium and it’s an ideal way to add vegetarian protein to a wide variety of dishes. These are 15 delicious and surprising recipes that use tofu.
If you’re looking for a vegan alternative to a traditional bacon-and-eggs breakfast, go no further than a tofu scramble. Tofu has a similar texture to scrambled eggs, which makes it the perfect substitute for them.
The Food Network’s recipe for a Tofu-Potato Scramble makes a filling and flavorful start to your day.
Or boost your veggie intake by whipping up this Vegan Tofu and Spinach Scramble. It contains vitamin-rich spinach and turmeric, a spice that has anti-inflammatory properties.
Post Punk Kitchen’s Basic Tofu Scramble makes a delicious stuffing for a vegetarian breakfast burrito.
Would you like to sip a thick, creamy, protein-rich smoothie? Try using silkened tofu – it will blend beautifully into your next concoction!
Get a taste of the tropics by blending a Tofu Tropical Smoothie! A sweet mix of mango, pineapple and tofu, it’s high in protein and potassium.
The classic combination of strawberry and banana can be irresistible. Wellvegan.com’s Strawberry Banana Tofu recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Berries don’t just taste great – they’re antioxidant-rich and low in sugar. We recommend this Berry-Tofu Smoothie as a handy liquid breakfast on the go.
Backyard cookouts can be a challenge for vegetarians and vegans. Fortunately, tofu can be cooked on the grill while you enjoy the party alongside your burger-loving pals.
Cilantro Lime Grilled Tofu is the perfect summer grilling recipe. You can use it to make vegan kabobs or add its flavorful grilled tofu to a taco or burrito.
Searching for a vegan-friendly way to add protein to your salad? Try this wonderful recipe for Grilled Tofu with a Mediterranean Chopped Salad.
Perhaps you’d prefer something with a kick? Try the Vegetarian Times recipe for Spicy Grilled Tofu. Use extra-firm tofu and nonstick cooking spray to keep your slices of tofu from crumbling on the grill.
Since tofu takes on the flavor of other foods it’s cooked with, it’s the perfect ingredient for a casserole. Casseroles with bold, flavorful ingredients are an easy way to keep tofu interesting and save you time in the kitchen.
Mushrooms are extremely flavorful and are also a great source of vitamin D, a vitamin most Americans don’t get enough of. Try this simple Tofu Casserole with Mushrooms to add protein and vitamin D to your menu.
Unfortunately, a classic broccoli-cheese casserole is stuffed with unhealthy ingredients making it high in calories and low in nutrition. Broccoli and tofu are both great sources of protein and nutrients. So, instead of making a greasy broccoli casserole, try this recipe for Cheesy Broccoli Tofu Casserole.
Don’t have enough time to make dinner this evening? Give this Tofu Crockpot Casserole a try. The easy to follow recipe can be made hours ahead of time.
Most dessert recipes get their creamy texture from high-fat ingredients like cream cheese and heavy cream. But tofu’s texture and mellow taste make it the perfect substitute for diet-busting ingredients.
Cheesecake lovers rejoice! You don’t have to abandon your diet to enjoy a slice of cheesecake. Just bake up this Vegan Cheesecake that will help keep your calorie count in check.
This delicious recipe for Tofu Ice Cream is both vegan and high in protein. Best of all, you can make a fresh batch in just 15 minutes.
Ease your chocolate cravings with Chocolate Raspberry Tofu Pie. This chocolate-lover’s dream is high in fiber and protein and low in sodium and cholesterol.
Tofu is a truly versatile food. From savory casseroles to sweet and tangy smoothies, you can create almost any type of dish with this handy soy product. Enjoy!