Tofu Recipes: Easy and Versatile
The contrast of warm, spicy triangles of pan-browned tofu with cool, crisp lettuce is quite enticing. Serve this easy tofu dish with a simply prepared brown rice, quinoa, or noodles, and a platter of raw veggies. Photos by Evan Atlas.
These tofu nuggets become firm and chewy as they bake. Kids enjoy dipping them into their favorite sauce. My favorite for this is the Quick Tartar Sauce. But it’s not just for the younger crowd — given the right presentation, this can also be served as a simple appetizer as well. With the oven running at 425 degrees F, consider roasting a few vegetables at the same time. Photos by Evan Atlas.
Fresh corn and tomatoes are highlighted in this easy skillet stew, making it a great way to serve tofu for warm weather meals. It’s such a delightful quick dish that I’ve provided an option for using frozen corn and canned tomatoes, so that it can be enjoyed any time of year. Adapted from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook. more→
This easy stir-fry highlights fresh, quick-cooking spring greens, combined with tofu. See the note below for suggestions on which leafy greens to use; you can vary it each time. My favorite is baby bok choy! more→
Tofu is a culinary chameleon, taking on many forms, depending on what it’s surrounded by and flavored with. Here, it takes on the form of egg salad, which, when made with eggs and regular mayonnaise, is a high-fat, high-cholesterol combination that’s best avoided. But this version, made with tofu and vegan mayonnaise, is a treat that won’t rub you and your healthy eating habits the wrong way.
The real beauty of this recipe is its versatility–as long as the volumes stay the same, you can use pretty much any vegetables in place of those listed. more→
Tofu fans will love the sprightly citrusy flavors that permeate this elegant presentation, and it just might make converts from those who are new to tofu dishes. Easy enough to make for an everyday meal, this is also special enough to serve as a holiday main dish. The carrots, citrusy flavors, and fresh herbs make it a wonderful choice for Easter dinner. Recipe adapted from Vegan Holiday Kitchen by Nava Atlas. Photo by Susan Voisin, FatFree Vegan Kitchen.
Sometimes I get unexplainable cravings for a spicy stir-fry. The last time the hankering hit, I checked the fridge to find I had a tub of tofu and plethora of broccoli, so Kung Pao Tofu happened. This recipe is based on a Kung Pao Vegetable dish I posted a few years ago. Contributed by Dianne Wenz, from VeggieGirl. more→