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10 Surprising Tofu Recipes That Don't Include Stir-Fry
Tofu: Either you avoid it like the plague—likely because you don't know what to do with it—or you simply toss it in a stir-fry because, again, you don't know what to do with it. It's time to change all that. After all, when you have an ingredient that's gluten-free and chock-full of protein, iron, and calcium, you've gotta find a way to enjoy it. So put the wok away and try one of these 10 tofu recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner—even dessert.
Healthy Tipping Point
Tofu Recipes: Scrambled Tofu
Serve up a batch of these "eggs" as a flavorful alternative to real eggs (they get their yellow color from a hit of turmeric). Vegan or not, the recipe from Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point will help you break out of any breakfast rut. Or you can mix them into veggies for a heartier dinner.
Gluten Free Vegan Pantry
Tofu Recipes: Faux French Toast
Nosh and Nourish
Tofu Recipes: Lemon Garlic Hummus
Grab that food processor (or immersion blender) and bust out the chickpeas. This homemade hummus recipe from Kelly at Nosh and Nourish has plenty of zing, even without tahini, and a punch of protein thanks to extra-firm tofu.
Tofu Recipes: Lentil Salad
Forget bland, boring chicken for your typical lunch salad. Anna at Door Sixteen used sriracha-covered tofu instead to curb an addiction to takeout (and to fatten up her wallet). But pairing it with lentils and greens fosters a whole new food frenzy—one we totally approve of.
Tofu Recipes: Mushroom-Tofu Potstickers
Whether you need finger-food on the fly or a freezer-friendly meal for busy weeknights, these potstickers from Jaden at Steamy Kitchen qualify. The classic Asian recipe goes vegetarian by swapping out pork for tofu. And opting for dumpling wrappers over wonton ones lets you steam instead of fry—not to mention the extra surface layer provides a hefty bite of crunch. Dip 'em into hot sauce or sriracha to add an extra kick.
Two Peas and Their Pod
Tofu Recipes: Tofu Tostadas
Husband and wife duo Maria and Josh, from Two Peas and Their Pod, whip up this tofu recipe whenever they're hosting guests, especially when dietary restrictions are at play. Automatically a crowd-friendly treat because of the homemade baked shells, the choose-your-own toppings bar full of classic Mexican toppings makes this meal totally customizable.
An Edible Mosaic
Tofu Recipes: Blueberry Cheesecake Dip
If you're jonesing for the sweetness of cheesecake without all the heavy calories, opt for this dip from Faith at An Edible Mosaic. "It whips up literally in a matter of minutes and tastes just like cheesecake," she says. The tofu helps lighten it up, making it the perfect dessert to pair with fresh fruit for warmer weather.
Tofu Recipes: Chocolate Stout Cake
Yep, there's tofu in this drool-worthy cake from Ashlae at Oh, Ladycakes. That's what gives it a moist, thick texture. Topping the stout-filled cake with a whiskey ganache practically makes it a dream, so make sure you serve a slice for yourself before the guy in your house gobbles up the rest.
Chocolate Covered Katie
Tofu Recipes: Cappuccino Cloud Cheesecake
Perfect for those who need a late-night coffee fix, this dessert from Katie at Chocolate Covered Katie works wonders on those who think they don't like tofu. "I made this for a guy who claimed to hate anything healthy, without telling him it was low in calories, low in sugar, and high in protein," she says. "I finally mentioned the secret ingredient after he'd devoured a slice and was going in for seconds." If that's not a ringing endorsement, we don't know what is.