These 17 healthy and easy tofu recipes are great for anyone who needs some tofu inspiration. This complete list of recipes includes vegan options, crispy tofu or dessert recipes and more!
f you’ve found this post, chances are you’re a tofu lover, a plant-based eater or someone who is trying to add more tofu to their diet. Good for you because you’ve come to the right place! First, I encourage you to read everything you need to know about tofu, then dive right into these 17 game-changing tofu recipes.
There are options for lunch, dinner, dessert and beverages, so you can eat tofu all day long. Drop me a comment below and let me know if you try any of these! And don’t forget to pin them for later!
Butter Lettuce Salad with Tofu Croutons by Greenletes
This tasty vegan salad makes a vibrant and tasty side of simple or nutritious lunch. It’s a refreshing combination of sweet and tender butter lettuce, fresh corn, bell peppers and tofu croutons, topped with a lime vinaigrette.
Smoky Roasted Red Pepper and Gouda Soup by Snacking in Sneakers
This red pepper soup is perfect for the tofu-hesitant, since the rich flavors of the roasted red peppers and smoked gouda mask the flavor of the tofu. But the silken tofu makes the soup creamy and packed with protein.
Tofu Kale Power Bowl with Tahini Dressing by Sharon Palmer
This colorful power bowl of vegetables, tofu, and a creamy tahini dressing has 13 grams of protein! That means you’ll be full long after eating it!
Crispy Honey Mustard Tofu Sandwich by EatRealLiveWell
A hearty sandwich with no meat?! Yes please! This crispy tofu sandwich is the perfect filling work lunch that will keep your energy levels high and help you power through the afternoon slug.
Tofu Patty Melt by The Nutrition Adventure
A healthy twist on an all time classic! This tofu patty melt will leave you feeling nostalgic and satisfied.
Sweet Potato Soup by Nourish
Want to add a luscious and creamy texture to your soup? Then tofu is the right for you. This soup comes together in the instant pot and it’s nutritious and packed with protein.
Tofu Bahn Mi Bowls by Kara Lydon Nutrition
A vibrant bowl and fresh and pickled vegetables, topped with marinated tofu and spicy mayo will bring your palette to Vietnam. You need to make the pickled vegetables ahead of time, but it’s totally worth it!
Sheet Pan Garlic Tofu & Brussels Sprouts by Emily Kyle Nutrition
An easy sheet pan meal of brussels sprouts, tofu, cranberries, and pumpkin seeds with quick clean up is the perfect dinner for after a long and crazy workday.
General Tso’s Tofu by Lettuce Veg Out
Love take-out, but hate how it makes you feel? Me too! Instead, make your own healthier version at home with this simple recipe.
Greek Roasted Chickpeas with Tofu Feta and Freekeh by Grateful Grazer
Channel the flavors of the Mediterranean with tofu and chickpeas. This tofu “feta” looks so much like the real thing, you won’t even miss the cheese in this recipe.
Vietnamese Tofu Lettuce Wraps by Rachel Hartley Nutrition
These Asian lettuce wraps are the perfect combination of salty, savory, and fresh. Pro tip: make extra sauce to pour over rice, noodles, or salad bowls.
30 Minute Thai Peanut Noodles by Tara Rochford Nutrition
If you forgot to prep dinner or go grocery shopping, this 30 minute peanut noodle bowl is for you. It’s totally customizable, so you can use whatever vegetables or leftovers you have in your fridge.
Black Pepper Tofu by Dishing Out Health
Another 30-minute meal, this black pepper tofu has all the spicy and umami flavors of takeout without all the grease. Pair it with a grain and you’ve got a quick and tasty meal for any night of the week.
Drinks & Desserts
Wild Blueberry Peanutty Protein Smoothie by Nutrition Starring You
Tired of using protein powders in your smoothies? Try silken tofu! Not only does it give your breakfast a protein boost, but it will also make it extra creamy. Not to mention the recipe is totally adaptable to any smoothie recipe you already love!
Vegan Chocolate Mint Mousse by Julie Harrington RD
If you love the combination of chocolate and mint, you need this recipe in your life. This simple vegan mousse is made from silken tofu and tastes like a piece of Peppermint Patty!
Lemon Tofu Creme by Nutrition Starring You
More of a fruity dessert person? This Lemon Tofu Crème is a delicious addition to breakfast cereal or desserts.
Vegan Chocolate Pie by Snacking in Sneakers
This delectable dessert combines cold brew coffee concentrate, chocolate and silken tofu for a good-for-you dessert that tastes super decadent. Plus, the recipe has a simple 3-ingredient homemade crust that doesn’t require any baking!
Post by Nicole Garcia. Nicole is a senior at NYU studying Nutrition and Dietetics with a minor in Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology. She hopes to become a registered dietician soon and start up her own wellness based company. Follow her instagram to find out more @thenourishingpath.