Five Best Tofu Recipes

Five Best Tofu Recipes

Five Best Tofu Recipes

It’s always great to have some meat alternatives for the holiday season.

Maybe you want a lighter, but substantial dish to complement meat dishes. Maybe you’ve got some vegetarians or vegans coming over for Christmas and you need some veggie-friendly dishes.

Or maybe you’re a vegan or veggie and want to try something different out this year than your usual repertoire.

Here are some of our favourite tofu dishes that you can try this holiday season.

If you’re concerned about the effects of soy, please read this article, that explains where anti soy myths come from and dispels them.

1.  Tofu & Kale Dumplings

Five Best Tofu Recipes - Tofu and kale dumplings

Want an appetizer outside of the Western staples that will satisfy meat-eaters and plant lovers? These plump dumplings are naughty, yet good for you: fried, yet filled with fresh leafy greens and protein packed tofu.

Pair them with a chili, garlicky, or ginger packed dipping sauce, and you’ll be off to a great holiday start.

2. Satay Tofu with Noodles 

Five Best Tofu Recipes - Satay Tofu Salad

This dish is my favourite tofu recipe. Nothing, nothing beats satay sauce on cold, marinated tofu.

I know the idea of cold, uncooked tofu seems crazy, but it’s delicious. The warm noodles and satay sauce heats the tofu up, and the cold layer of cucumber and tomato provides the perfect contrast. Serve it with a ledge of lemon or lime, and some chopped cilantro or peanuts, and it’s the perfect meal.

3. Baked Tofu & Baby Brussell Sprouts

Five Best Tofu Recipes - Baked Tofu & Baby Brussell Sprouts

If healthy food appeals to you, you’ll love this recipe. Baked tofu and brussell sprouts alone would be pretty boring. But baby brussel sprouts have a sweetness to them when roasted that you’ll be delighted with.

Lug olive oil, lemon juice, and sumac liberally over these in a roasting dish, pop them in the oven, and half an hour later you’ve got your tasty tofu ready!

4. Scrambled Tofu, Spinach & Cherry Tomatoes

Five Best Tofu Recipes - Scrambled tofu, spinach & cherry tomatoes

Christmas Day Breakfast is a big tradition with our family in Australia. The men eat ham and eggs cooked on the BBQ, the women tend to have poached eggs with toast, and I… well, I’ve been away from my Mum and Dad for a few Christmases now. This will be our first Aussie Christmas in a while! And my first one as a vegan. So what can I have while everyone’s enjoying their bacon and eggs?

Scrambled tofu, spinach and cheery tomatoes is a fantastic veganised version of scrambled eggs. It’s one of my favourite healthy breakfasts when I really feel like something substantial.

5. Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Five Best Tofu Recipes - Vegan Chocolate Mousse

It wouldn’t be the holiday season without some decadence and dessert. Silken tofu works wonderfully as an egg replacement for vegan puddings and custards. And it tastes NOTHING LIKE AVOCADO. Dessert should never taste like avocado! This may seem like a strange thing to say, but many vegan chocolate desserts are made with avocado and I really hate them, in case you couldn’t tell. 😉

And I know I said five best tofu recipes, but check out tofu mayonnaise and sour cream, too. It’s such a handy replacement and so easy to whip up.

What are you planning on eating for the holiday season?

17 thoughts on “Five Best Tofu Recipes

    • These are soo soo easy, Farrah! If you get the dumpling wrappers from Chinatown or your supermarket (I think they’re even in Walmart) these are so easy to make. And so satisfying. 😀

    • Bree, I have a serious aversion to avocado. It’s weird, you know, I try avocado at least 3-4 times a year, and have been doing so for the past 15 years or so. I really want to like it, but I just don’t!

  1. That first recipe looks to die for! My friends are usually scared to try tofu but I LOVE it on pasta dishes sauteed. And I’m not even vegan or vegetarian! Great post!

    • Thanks Emma! You know, I used to be one of those people scared to try tofu! I always loved chickpeas and beans but I got the idea in my head soy was bad for you (that’s why I linked to the dr’s article about soy myths, so anyone like me could read it and fee better).

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    • No worries at all Heather! Yep, it can be hazardous trying to get veggie dumplings when you’re dining out. These are so good that they taste like the real thing 😀

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