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.
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.
3. Curried Tofu Scramble
This recipe is delicious, healthier, and no animals were harmed in the making of this 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!
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.
6. Miso Roasted Pumpkin and Grilled Tofu over Udon Noodles
Try this light and lovely Japanese-inspired meal in a bowl.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
13. Flourless Tofu-Zucchini Muffins
These muffins are light but nevertheless filling. Perfect for brunch, light dinner or buffet.
14. Sesame Tofu Broccoli Salad
The warm sesame dressing is so satisfying, and even seems like a comfort food – surprising, for a salad!