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.
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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.
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.
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!
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.
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?