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Easy Tofu Recipes

4 Easy Tofu Recipes That Taste Extremely Good

Tofu is high in protein and iron, and low in fat. It is greatly versatile in nature and can be cooked in various ways.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Sep 25, 2017
Tofu is the popular protein source for vegans. This sponge like food product is made by processing water, soybeans, and some coagulating agent. The most useful characteristic of tofu is that it does not have its own taste and absorbs the flavor of the ingredients it is mixed with. It is available in different forms that include silken tofu and regular tofu, where silken tofu is soft in texture while the regular tofu is firm. Different cooking techniques are required for both these types of tofu.

Tofu Vegetable Bake

Ingredients
  • Large onion, ½
  • Carrot, 1
  • Spinach, ½ cup
  • Firm tofu, ½-1 block
  • Olive oil, 1 tablespoon
  • Tomatoes, 1 or 2
  • Pepper and spices of your choice
  • Salt to taste
Cut all the vegetables and tofu into small pieces. Place them together in a baking pan and pour some olive oil over the mixture. Add the pepper, salt, and selected spices according to your requirements, and mix the ingredients together. Preheat the oven to 375 °F, and bake the mixture for approximately half an hour. Serve.

Tofu Salad

Ingredients
  • Mayonnaise, ⅓ cup
  • Lemon juice, ½ cup
  • Celery stalk (diced), ½
  • Garlic powder, ½ teaspoon
  • Onion powder, ½ teaspoon
  • Mustard, 1 tablespoon
  • Firm tofu, 1 block
First take the tofu block, drain the water from it, and mash it thoroughly. After mashing it, add all the ingredients to it, and stir the mixture so that all the ingredients get mixed properly. The tofu salad is ready. Use it to serve as a filling for sandwiches.

Tofu Souffle

Ingredients
  • Tofu (mashed), 1½ cups
  • Canned asparagus (drained and chopped), 1 cup
  • Green onion (chopped), 2 tablespoons
  • Dry mustard, ¼ teaspoon
  • Egg yolks, 4
  • Egg whites, 4
  • Whole wheat bread, 3 slices
  • Butter (melted), 2 tablespoons
First, beat the egg whites properly. In a blender, add all the ingredients (except the egg whites) and blend them to form a smooth paste. Add salt according to your requirement. Add the egg whites after the paste is formed. Take a souffle dish, oil its surface, and pour the mixture into it. Preheat the oven to 325 °F, and bake the mixture for 40-50 minutes to get a golden brown color.

Tofu Bites

Ingredients
  • Firm Tofu, 16 ounces
  • Maple syrup, 2 tablespoons
  • Vinegar, 1 tablespoon
  • Sesame seeds, 1 tablespoon
  • Ground black pepper, ¼ teaspoon
  • Soy sauce, ¼ cup
  • Garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon
  • Hot sauce, 1 dash
  • Ketchup, 2 tablespoons
  • Liquid smoke flavoring, 1 teaspoon
Cut the tofu into small cubes, and drain out the excess water from them. Add the maple syrup, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, and hot sauce in a bowl and stir them together. Then add the garlic powder, black pepper, liquid smoke flavoring, and sesame seeds to this mixture. Coat the tofu cubes with this mixture, and let them marinate for 5 minutes. Now, take a baking sheet and apply oil to its surface. Place the tofu cubes on this sheet and bake them in a 375 °F preheated oven for 15 minutes. Turn the tofu, and bake the other side to get golden brown color for 15 more minutes. Serve.