Cooking Tofu: A Few Ideas to Give It Flavor
Do you ever feel like once the weather gets warmer, you end up needing to cut back on meat when it comes to your menu? If your answer is yes, then one idea would be cooking tofu as a healthy replacement to animal products. Here are some nice tofu dishes to try.
I have to admit, the idea for this recipe collection came from me spontaneously buying some tofu at the supermarket and then scratching my head (literally), thinking of what to make with it. Fortunately, we already have plenty of ideas on cooking tofu and the flavor options are almost endless.
7 great ideas for cooking tofu
Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup consisting of miso paste mixed with stock. Many ingredients are then added depending on the season, region, and, of course, preference. Our version has cabbage, tofu, veggies, and, a touch of spices. Along with a rice cake, it’s the main part of a traditional Japanese breakfast!
You should definitely try this vegetarian tortilla! It has tofu, veggies and pine nuts, and that’s not all! Everything is beautifully covered in a paste with contrasting tastes of peanut butter, soy sauce, agave syrup, and garlic.
Did you know that tofu is one of the oldest and most nutritious foods in the world? Not only that is a good alternative for meat thanks to its high protein content, but it’s delicious when properly cooked. For best results, marinate it with soy sauce and ginger, and pan-fry it to perfection! It’s best served with a fresh salad!
If you want to keep a balanced diet, it’s good to include a healthy ingredient like tofu. Give it a new and fresh flavor profile by cooking it in this Asian-inspired marinade, with soy sauce, and rice vinegar. Mix it with pineapple, which adds its sweet and exotic taste to a dish that may very well surprise you with its unique flavor!
What about a quick breakfast with an Asian touch? First, let’s prepare something spicy to season it with. Turmeric, cumin, and paprika seem like good choices. We mix it into the crumbled tofu and then saute them together. You can try serving it either spread on toast or bundled up in a grain wrap. If you’re not eating it right from the plate, that is.
Quinoa and tofu are extremely rich sources of protein, so you can give them a try if you’re planning to go meat-free today. Try them in this delicious combo, flavored with garlic, onion, and a few mushrooms. Maybe you won’t even go back to meat!
We’re so proud when we make a dessert that is healthy, and equally stunning to look at. And it’s all about layers for this one. The star ingredients are chia pudding, tofu, mango, and strawberries and they’re all set to shine in this fabulous dessert!