10 Recipes That Will Make You Fall in Love with Tofu

It's time that we all gave tofu a second chance.

Tofu is like any misunderstood ingredient in that people think they don't like it because they don't know how to cook it. Remember when everyone thought that cauliflower was boring? Well, now it's used in everything! Tofu is similar because it is a bland ingredient, but that means it's a blank canvas for whatever you want. You can add it in stir-fries, curries, tacos, pasta and  even smoothies—yes, you read that right.

There are many types of tofu, from silken and soft to medium, firm, extra firm and super firm. The different styles work best with different recipes, but they all contain the same nutritional benefits. One serving of firm tofu has 14 grams of plant-based protein. Tofu is also a great source of calcium, iron, magnesium, copper, zinc and vitamin B1. Your taste buds and your body will thank you. Tofu is about to rebrand itself as your new favorite food.

1. Vegan Chicken Nuggets

You don't have to give up chicken nuggets with a plant-based diet. These crispy tofu nuggets taste exactly like the real thing, if not better!

Jessica in the Kitchen: vegan chicken tofu nuggets

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2. Tofu Mocha Frappuccino

Tofu in a smoothie sounds terrible, but you can't even taste it in this addicting chocolate mocha frappuccino. This is an energy-boosting smoothie with caffeine and an added boost of plant-based protein.

Live Eat Learn: tofu mocha frappuccino

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3. Sesame-Ginger Grilled Tofu

This zesty and straightforward sesame ginger grilled tofu is the perfect addition to salad and stir-frys. The marinade coats the tofu and caramelizes during the grilling process, making the recipe irresistible.

Minimalist Baker: easy vegan chorizo

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4. Baked Tofu and Pesto Sandwich

This delicious and nutritious pesto sandwich will be your new go-to lunch. The flavorful Italian seasoned baked tofu pairs perfectly with the homemade herby pesto.

Sweet Simple Vegan: baked tofu and pesto sandwich

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5. Creamy Baked Tofu Feta Pasta

Are you a plant-based eater who feels left out of the viral baked tofu feta pasta trend on TikTok? Well, thankfully, Catherine from Plant-Based RD made a tasty vegan version!

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6. Tofu Butter Masala Recipe

Vegan Richa is famously known for her incredible Indian vegan recipes, and she does not disappoint with this Tofu Butter Masala recipe. This comforting, rich meal is perfect when paired with rice or freshly baked nan-bread.

Vegan Richa: vegan tofu butter masala

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7. The Best Vegan Lasagna

Alexis from Hummusapien gives a vegan twist to this favorite comfort meal. This recipe replaces ricotta cheese with crumbled tofu, and it's so convincing even the most dedicated pasta-lover will be won over.

Hummusapien: Best Vegan Tofu Lasagna

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8. Pan-Fried Tofu with Black Bean Sauce

This traditional Chinese dish has crispy pan-fried tofu mixed with soy sauce, fermented black beans, garlic and scallions. Pair this savory vegan dish with steamed white rice and you'll be in heaven.

The Plant-Based Wok: pan-fried tofu with black bean sauce

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9. Scrambled Tofu

This easy, protein-packed breakfast is a great way to start any day. You can dress it up with spices, vegan cheese, vegetables, beans, or any other savory topping and pair it with avocado toast.

Sweetpeas and Saffron: vegan tofu scramble

(via Sweetpeas and Saffron)


10. Everything Bagel Crusted Tofu Sandwich

You will never want to eat tofu without everything bagel seasoning after you try this sandwich! The crunchy-baked tofu is topped with creamy fresh avocado and fresh radish slices.

Veggiekins: everything bagel crusted sandwich
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