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15 Delicious Ways to Cook Tofu

15 Delicious Ways to Cook Tofu

Tofu, also called bean curd, is made by coagulating soy milk and pressing the resulting curds into a soft, white block. It originated in China over 2,000 years ago, and first appeared in the United States in the early 1800s. Tofu is a nutritious, versatile, convenient, and flavorful addition to any diet. Here are 15 delicious ways to cook tofu:

1. Low Fat Strawberry Tofu Ice Cream

The trick to thick and creamy low fat ice cream is letting the motor completely run, for a full 25-30 minutes, until the ice cream is so thick its no-longer moving around in the machine.


Low Fat Strawberry Tofu Ice Cream

2. Tofu Scramble with Spinach and Nutritional Yeast

This recipe uses a simple combination of oils, spices and one “secret ingredient” (nutritional yeast!) to create an extremely flavorful and satisfying dish.


Tofu Scramble with Spinach and Nutritional Yeast

3. Curried Tofu Scramble

This recipe is delicious, healthier, and no animals were harmed in the making of this scramble.


Curried Tofu Scramble

4. Smoky Tofu Sweet Potato Stacker

Smoky pan-seared tofu and a hearty sweet potato burger pair perfectly in this mouthwatering vegan stacker. A sweet, caramelized onion topping truly takes it to the next level of amazingness!


Smoky Tofu Sweet Potato Stacker

5. Pan Fried Tofu Tossed with Ginger, Spinach, and Mushrooms

The vegetables in this dish, pack a lot of good flavor from a light spark from the ginger and the woody softness of the mushrooms folded into the wilted spinach.


Pan Fried Tofu Tossed with Ginger, Spinach, and Mushrooms

6. Miso Roasted Pumpkin and Grilled Tofu over Udon Noodles

Try this light and lovely Japanese-inspired meal in a bowl.


Miso Roasted Pumpkin and Grilled Tofu over Udon Noodles

7. Lentil Crusted Tofu with Awesome Dipping Sauce

Well, here’s one dish that has a lot of ingredients you might already have in stock. But if not, it would be worth a quick trip to the store to make this Lentil Crusted Tofu with Awesome Dipping Sauce.


Lentil Crusted Tofu with Awesome Dipping Sauce

8. Carrot Scallion Soup Summer Tofu Salad

Quick to prepare, this light soup makes a great first course or light lunch. The orzo adds body, while the delicate flavor of the scallion adds depth of flavor.


Carrot Scallion Soup Summer Tofu Salad

9. Tofu Pakoras

Pakoras — also called bhujias – appear on Indian dinner tables during festivities or just as a snack on a rainy day with a hot cup of tea. They make great finger foods.


Tofu Pakoras

10. Sweet Potato Tofu Pizza

This Sweet Potato Tofu Pizza works great as breakfast, lunch or dinner. It also works for a healthy, portable snack.


Sweet Potato Tofu Pizza

11. Silken Tofu Mousse

It only takes a few minutes to make this delicious mousse. However, you have to wait at least 4 hours before you can devour it.


Silken Tofu Mousse

12. Stir Fried Tofu with Veggies and Shiitake with Arrowroot Sauce

Cooking with arrowroot is easy, and the result is a fantastic, viscous sauce. Just be aware that once on the hot skillet arrowroot will dense the food immediately: don´t let it unattended!


Stir Fried Tofu with Veggies and Shiitake with Arrowroot Sauce

13. Flourless Tofu-Zucchini Muffins

These muffins are light but nevertheless filling. Perfect for brunch, light dinner or buffet.


Flourless Tofu-Zucchini Muffins

14. Sesame Tofu Broccoli Salad

The warm sesame dressing is so satisfying, and even seems like a comfort food – surprising, for a salad!


Sesame Tofu Broccoli Salad

15. Thai Tofu-Vegetable Wrap

Filled with baked tofu strips, crisp fresh vegetables, and a creamy, zesty sauce these wraps make a yummy lunch or a light supper.


Thai Tofu-Vegetable Wrap

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3:31AM PDT on May 28, 2015

Love tofu; it's so versatile.

4:05PM PDT on Jun 22, 2014

Such delicious recipes. will have to come back to this article again and again !
Cooking tofu for dinner today :)

12:01AM PST on Dec 20, 2013


9:44AM PST on Dec 8, 2013

Thank you for sharing, Tofu has only just become available in this part of Spain, so I will be trying out some of these recipes.

9:28AM PST on Dec 8, 2013

Yummy... thank you!!

3:34PM PST on Nov 24, 2013

not for me...thanks

3:28AM PST on Nov 20, 2013

The ice-cream one looks amazing! Thank you

10:50AM PST on Nov 16, 2013

Some of these recipes sound really delicious. Thank you!

7:18AM PST on Nov 15, 2013

I love tofu. Great pictures and thank you for sharing.

8:07AM PST on Nov 8, 2013


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