A collection of our BEST Tofu Recipes, these vegetarian tofu recipes will satisfy! Whether you are looking for easy tofu dinners, Asian Tofu recipes, Indian tofu recipes, tofu soups, tofu salads, or tofu sandwiches and wraps, there are many fun options to choose from!
Plus, learn how to cook tofu perfectly every time. Say goodbye to bland, boring tofu forever. Yay!
Whether you are a lover of all things tofu or want to add more plant protein to your meals, these tofu recipes will inspire and hopefully surprise you with their amazing capacity for flavor and incredible versatility.
Here we show you the best tips and tricks to get your tofu to be perfectly seasoned, full of flavor and cooked flawlessly every time!
A delicious plant-based option for the grill! Grilled Tofu is fast, easy and perfect for grilling on the barbecue. This recipe uses a dry rub, making it very adaptable to different spice mixes and fun flavor profiles.
Here’s an easy recipe for Crispy Tofu that can be made on the stovetop in 20 minutes with just 3 ingredients. You’ll find a million uses for this crispy tofu and fun ways to season it – adding it to meals you are already making!
How to BAKE Tofu with 3 FLAVORFUL marinades! Never have bland tofu again, with these three variations – Sesame Ginger Miso, Spicy Mexican Tofu, and BBQ Tofu. Simple, vegan, and easy recipes! Great for meal prep!
Pressing Tofu: Blot with paper towels (FYI: pressing all the liquid out will make it dry and chewy. So just lightly press.)
Searing Tofu: Sear in a well-seasoned (salted and pepper) skillet (or wok) with oil (olive, avocado, coconut, peanut, etc.) Let it crisp up before turning. (Tofu likes to stick, but once it crisps, it will naturally contract and release itself from the pan. If it is sticking, it is not ready to turn.)
Soups, curries and stews with Tofu: tofu can be seared first or just added in the broth to soak up the flavor.
Baking Tofu: baking coated in a marinade will deepen flavor absorption.
Tofu Breakfast Recipes
Savory breakfast dishes starring tofu that are full of flavor and healthy protein.
The Ultimate Vegan Breakfast Tacos
Vegan Breakfast Tacos with flavorful Mexican scrambled tofu, toasty tortillas, avocado, radishes, cilantro and pico de gayo.
Healthy (Vegan) Baked French Toast – made with fresh berries, orange zest and almonds with a silken tofu and vanilla base. An adaptable foundation recipe for different seasons and your own creations. A healthy version of our favorite brunch recipe! Can be made ahead! Vegan!
These healthy tofu recipes are bursting with delicious flavor, tasty sauces and lots of veggies.
Coconut Rice Bowls
Delicious Coconut Rice Bowl is healthy and adaptable! Curried jasmine rice cooked in coconut milk and topped with tofu or your choice of protein and seasonal vegetables. All tossed with a simple, flavorful sauce, fresh cilantro, mint and toasted coconut flakes. Vegan.
An easy recipe for Pad Thai with simple accessible ingredients with the most amazing flavor! The best part … once you have your ingredients prepped it only takes 15 minutes of actual cooking time! See recipe notes for tips and tricks! Read the directions all the way through before starting. Watch the video above!
An easy authentic recipe for Thai Green Curry with eggplant and tofu. A fast and easy weeknight dinner that can be made in 30 minutes! Use store-bought green curry paste or make your own homemade green curry paste.
Zen Noodle Bowl- loaded up with fresh seasonal veggies and a delicious Ponzu Dressing, this healthy bowl is made with sesame ginger tofu. Vegan and Grain-free adaptable! ( Try it with zucchini noodles!)
Delicious Singapore Noodle Stir Fry with Curry Powder
A tasty recipe for Singapore Noodles! Stir-fried rice noodles with madras curry powder, vegetables and tofu—a Chinese take-out menu classic that is easy to make at home – vegetarian adaptable and full of authentic flavor!
Fast, easy recipe for Vegan Lo Mein that can be made in under 20 minutes. Loaded up with healthy vegetables, this VEGAN dinner recipe is perfect for busy weeknights! Keep it vegan or add chicken breast or shrimp. Gluten-free adaptable.
This Baked Miso Tofu Bowl is healthy, vegan, and full of incredible umami flavor. The tofu and veggies are tossed in an orange and ginger-infused miso marinade (which doubles as dressing) and baked on a sheet pan in the oven. Serve it over a bed of rice with avocado, radishes, microgreens, and cashews for a healthy, delicious, vegan meal.
Savory oven-roasted Indian Cauliflower with Chickpeas and Caramelized Tofu, seasoned with a simple Madras Curry dressing. Serve it with fluffy basmati rice and cilantro mint chutney to create a hearty vegan bowl. A simple dish rich with fragrant spice and amazing flavors. Healthy, flavorful, and vegan!
Voted “Best Vegan Recipe” on Food 52, these Vegan Lentil Meatballs are bound together with silken tofu. Bathed in an Indian Coconut Curry Sauce it’s a delicious meal infused with fragrant Indian spices.
20-Minute Miso Soup with Leeks, Tofu, Mushrooms and Greens
A 20-minuteMiso Soup Recipe with leeks, shiitake mushrooms, wilted greens, and tofu makes for a fast and easy weeknight dinner. Full of flavor and nutrients it is highly nourishing while remaining light and lean. Vegan and GF adaptable.
A non-traditional version of Kimchi Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms, Silken Tofu and Kale that is vegan and gluten-free adaptable. Spicy, hot and sour, serve over rice, noodles or on its own, with a drizzle of sesame oil. (See notes.)
A simple delicious recipe for Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce, loaded up with healthy veggies. Vegan and Gluten free, this make-ahead salad is perfect for midweek lunches or large gatherings. Add Sesame Ginger Tofu for added protein!
This recipe for Vegan Cilantro Crema really couldn’t be any easier. It’s nut-free, made with silken tofu. I love it because it feels rich and creamy without a whole lot of calories or dairy. Spoon it over tacos, enchiladas or even baked potatoes ….you’ll find a million things to do with it!
Creamy Vegan Mayo! A fast and easy, low-fat recipe for homemade vegan mayonnaise (like Vegenaise)! Healthy, easy and flavorful! See notes for all the variations! Basil Aioli, Cilantro Aioli, Sriracha Aioli!
A delicious recipe for Creamy Vegan Ranch Dressing that can be made without oil! Low calorie & made with silken tofu. Dairy-free, Nut-free, Gluten-Free and ZERO Cholesterol! Perfect for salads, wraps, bowls or as a veggie dip!
Delicious Thai Burritos with Peanut Sauce, baked peanut Tofu, black rice, spicy sriracha black beans and shredded crunchy veggies all wrapped up in a warm, whole wheat tortilla. Makes 4 hearty burritos
How to make the most delicious, authentic Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwich – fresh, light, complex, and flavorful with lots of umami goodness, made with your choice of tofu, mushrooms, chicken or pork, and simple pantry ingredients. Vegan-adaptable!
Silken Tofu- has not been drained or pressed and has high moisture content resulting in a very creamy, silky, jelly-like consistency. Silken tofu blends up perfectly smooth in sauces, dressings and desserts.
Soft Tofu- has a little more substance but crumbles easily. Making it a perfect choice for scrambles and stir-fries. It mimics the look and feel of scrambled eggs.
Firm and Extra Firm- has been pressed and drained of liquid. It has a firm texture that holds up well to marinades. Great for baking, grilling and pan frying.
How is Tofu made?
The process of making tofu is similar to making cheese. Soy milk is coagulated into curds with magnesium and calcium salts which is then pressed into blocks. The texture varies depending on how much water is pressed out.
What is the difference between Tofu and Tempeh?
Tofu is made from soy milk curds that are pressed. It is soft and crumbly with a very bland flavor.
Tempeh is made from whole soybeans that are cooked, fermented and molded into a block. It has a chewy, hearty texture with an earthy pungent flavor.
Is Tofu healthy?
Tofu is a complete protein, gluten-free, low in calories. It is a good source of calcium and omega-3 fatty acids.
Many brands of tofu are made with GMO soybeans (genetically modified organisms). These have been engineered to resist herbicides and fungi, to tolerate pesticides and provide a longer shelf life. The long-term health implications of this is still unknown. Look for USDA-certified organic tofu products for the purest option. Here’s a great article on the health benefits of tofu.
What is the best tofu to buy?
Always look for non-GMO, organic tofu for the purest option. Some brands of tofu are made with GMO soybeans (genetically modified organisms) which have been engineered to resist herbicides and fungi, to tolerate pesticides and provide a longer shelf life. The long-term health implications of this are still unknown.
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Here are 50 of our top Tofu Recipes the whole family will love. Everything from tofu breakfasts to savory tofu soups, creamy sauces, flavorful tofu stir-fries, to healthy tofu dinners, find inspiration here! Crispy Garlic Pepper Tofu
8 ounces firm tofu, patted dry, cut into 3/4-inch cubes (do not use silken tofu)