Ah, tofu. Some love it and some can’t stand it. But as vegetarians it should make out a big part of our diet. Tofu is healthy and can be dressed up pretty well, trust us. And, if you find tofu to be a bit bland, why not buy some pre-marinated tofu?
In this post we take a look at our top pick of delicious tofu recipes you won’t be able to refuse.
1. Chinese Cabbage Salad
This yummy salad with curried tofu is irresistible. It is pretty straight forward to make, but will take you up to one hour and twenty minutes in total
- Coconut milk
- Curry powder
- Curry paste
- Rice vinegar
- Soy sauce
- Vegetable stock
Cut the tofu in smaller pieces. Chop and mix the onion, ginger, curry paste, curry powder and coconut milk in a blender. Put the tofu in a bowl and add the puree, place it in the refrigerator to marinade for about half an hour.
Mix the ingredients for the dressing. Chop and shred the cabbage, scallion and carrot and mix them roughly together in a bowl. Fry the marinated tofu in some oil until golden brown. Dish cabbage salad into bowls and place tofu slices on top of the salad. Eat and enjoy!
2. Tofu Tacos
These deliciously crunchy tofu tacos will be a hit with the kids and only takes twenty minutes to prepare!
- Chili powder
- Corn starch
- Toasted sesame oil
Drain the tofu on paper towels for about fifteen minutes. Mix the chili powder, pepper paste, sesame oil, garlic and ginger in a bowl. In a separate bowl mix some of the chili powder and salt with the corn starch. Next, heat oil in a frying pan.
The tofu should be drained now, add it to the chili powder mix and coat it with the sauce. Next, toss the tofu in the cornstarch mix and coat it. Fry the tofu in the pan until golden brown. Once it is done, remove and drain the excess oil with paper towels. Serve with the tortillas, kimchi, pear and peanuts.
3. Scrambled Tofu
The best option for a wholesome breakfast is scrambled tofu. This yummy recipe calls for zucchini and won’t take you half an hour to make!
Heat some oil in a pan and fry the tomato, zucchini, onion and garlic. Add the tofu by crumbling it into the pan with the vegetables. Add the turmeric and mix it well. Cook for about eight minutes or until all the vegetables are nice and soft. Serve and enjoy!
There are many ways you can play with tofu. We hope our favorite three recipes have inspired you to experiment and play around with tofu and different types of spices and flavors.