This list of tofu recipes is all vegetarian and mostly vegan. Tofu is a great option for anyone looking for a low-fat way to get a protein boost. There's no limit to what you can do with tofu, from tofu stir-fries to smoothies. Don't forget to press your tofu for most recipes, and, if you're hesitant about cooking with tofu, here's everything you need to know about tofu. You might also want to check out my tips for what to do with silken tofu or check out these other great ways... to get protein on a vegetarian diet.
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When making desserts using tofu, most recipes will call for silken tofu, rather than firm or extra-firm tofu. This makes a big difference, so be sure you've got the right kind of tofu! Though it may seem a bit odd to make creamy desserts out of soy bean curd, the tofu usually just acts as a carrier for all the other amazing flavors, in place of dairy, or heavy cream.
Pictured: Peanut butter tofu pie
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Tofu soups and salads
Round out a light meal of soup or salad with the addition of some vegetarian soy protein - tofu! Here's some easy vegetarian and vegan recipes for soups and salads all using tofu:
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Silken (sometimes called "soft") tofu is great to keep on hand, since you can buy the shelf-stable containers which keep foor a long time. If you keep two or three boxes of silken tofu in your cupboard, you'll always be halfway to a vegan dessert, a creamy vegan sauce, a protein shake or a baked breakfast casserole. Browse through this silken tofu recipe collection for dozens of ways to use silken tofu to add a bit of soy protein to your meals.
Pictured: Easy vegan chocolate rum pieContinue to 9 of 10 below.
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Miscellaneous tofu recipes
What an amazing food! Tofu can be transformed like magic into a variety of dairy substitutes, sauces, dips and more. Check out these recipes to find out how.
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If you're new to cooking with tofu, I highly recommend that you check out some of these helpful tofu resources to learn the tricks of the trade. Learn how to press tofu, when you might want to freeze it, the different types of tofu and just how healthy it is!