10 Simple Tofu Recipes for Beginner Vegetarians
So, you've decided to cut down on or even eliminate meat from your diet. Here's some advice: embrace tofu. Though you might be used to thinking of it as a stand-in for meat, tofu is at its most delicious when it does its own thing. Here are a few super simple, delicious recipes to get you started.
Crunchy Tofu Tacos
These quick, crispy tacos are stuffed with fried tofu, crunchy peanuts, kimchi, and Asian pear.
Vegetarian Butter Tofu
Soft tofu, which is similar to the paneer, makes for a vegetarian-friendly variation on the traditional Indian butter chicken recipe.
Glazed Tofu-Mushroom Salad
Ketchup helps form a sweet glaze on both the mushrooms and the tofu in this fast, warm salad.
Scrambled Tofu with Potatoes, Mushrooms, and Peppers
This silky mix of mushrooms, potatoes, roasted bell peppers, and tofu is topped with brightly flavored pesto sauce.
Get a ton of flavor with minimal effort with this simple combination of crisped tofu and homemade teriyaki.
Sriracha-Garlic Tofu with Mint
This super-easy dish gets amped up with spicy Sriracha sauce and cooled with fresh mint and cilantro.
Vegan Tofu Biryani
Made with fragrant basmati rice and aromatic spices, this hearty, protein-packed biryani smells as good as it tastes.
Miso and Shiitake Mushroom Tofu
Shiitake mushrooms add a woodsy, earthy flavor to this rich miso and seared tofu dish.
Tofu, Kale, and Cherry Tomatoes in White Wine Sauce
To make this superfast dish, you simmer kale and cherry tomatoes in a white wine sauce before adding crispy tofu.
Curried Pan-Seared Tofu with Bell Peppers
Pan seared tofu and crunchy bell peppers are especially delicious when simmered in a soupy coconut curry sauce.