50 Vegan Recipes using Tofu

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50 Vegan Recipes using Tofu!  Tofu, a versatile and protein-packed ingredient, is the star of the show in these mouth-watering 50 vegan recipes. Whether you’re a long-time vegan or just interested in incorporating more plant-based options into your diet, these tofu recipes will not disappoint.

When it comes to versatile and nutritious foods, tofu is at the top of the list! This humble white block, also known as bean curd, has been a staple ingredient in Thai and Chinese cookery for centuries. Derived from soya, tofu is made by creating fresh soya milk and then curdling it into a solid block. This process is similar to traditional dairy cheese-making, where milk is curdled and solidified.

Tofu also boasts an impressive nutritional profile. Packed with high-quality protein, tofu is a go-to option for vegetarians and vegans. It is also rich in iron, calcium, and other essential vitamins and minerals. Plus, unlike traditional dairy cheese, tofu is low in saturated fat and calories, making it a healthier alternative.

With tofu as the main ingredient here, you can expect dishes that are both satisfying and nutritious. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and expand your culinary horizons with these amazing tofu-based recipes. Let’s dive in and discover how this simple ingredient can revolutionize your meals.

Let’s dive in and discover how this simple ingredient can revolutionize your meals, plus at the end of the post, there are tips how to prepare your tofu to make it super easy to use if you’re new to tofu!

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50 Vegan Recipes using Tofu

50 Vegan Recipes using Tofu

Tofu Scramble and Veggie Hash Recipe @ Daily Vegan Meal

This Tofu Scramble and Veggie Hash Recipe is a perfect introduction for an amazing vegan breakfast, packed with nutritious veggies and protein-packed tofu, this recipe is both hearty and healthy.

A white plate on a dining table showcasing tofu scramble with turmeric-yellow hue on the left and crispy veggie hash with potatoes, zucchini, and yellow squash on the right, garnished with fresh herbs and accompanied by a saucer of hot sauce.

Kimchi Tofu Soup @ In The Kitch

This kimchi tofu soup combines a savory miso-flavored broth, spicy kimchi and firm tofu to create a delicious soup that simmers with Eastern flavors. It takes about 30 minutes to prepare, most of which is marinating time for the tofu.

kimchi soup

Vegan Egg Roll Soup with Tofu @ Avocado Skillet

Vegan Egg Roll Soup with Tofu – a delicious fall or winter soup. This soup is so easy to make and made in one pot. It is also packed with veggies and fiber. Tofu also makes this soup high in protein. This soup takes all of the ingredients in an egg roll but transforms it into a delicious soup.

tofu soup

Nutritional Yeast Tofu @ A Virtual Vegan

The most delicious, crispy and golden Nutritional Yeast Tofu. Super quick and easy to make in an oven or air fryer, this crunchy, golden, seasoned tofu is ready to grace a multitude of dishes, or be enjoyed as a tasty snack!


Sesame Crusted Tofu @ Vegan Huggs

This Crunchy and flavorful Sesame Crusted Tofu makes a tasty addition to almost any meal. It’s soaked in a savory marinade, then coated in a panko-sesame seed mix, and served with a zesty dipping sauce. Each bite contains layers of flavor that you would never get from your usual takeout order.

sesame crusted tofu

Buffalo Tofu Chicken Wings @ Earthly Provisions

Buffalo Tofu Chicken Wings are baked until crispy and tossed with buffalo sauce for an easy and delicious snack, appetizer or part of a meal! They are easy to make, have big flavor and only require 6 ingredients. Even tofu skeptics will love this recipe!

tofu buffalo wings

Spicy Korean Tofu Wings @ NaturAllie Plant Based

Grab some napkins because you are going to go crazy for these sticky, crispy and Spicy Korean Tofu Wings! The crisp outer layer is baked or air fried to perfection, then coated in a sweet and spicy Korean-inspired sauce made from Gochujang.

Korean tofu wings

Tofu Fried Chicken @ The Hidden Veggies

These crispy tofu fried chicken nuggets are perfectly seasoned, breaded, and fried to perfection. This vegan KFC fried chicken copycat will simply amaze you with a crispy seasoned breading and fried to perfection.

Vegan Recipes using Tofu

Crispy Coconut Crusted Tofu with Pineapple Dipping Sauce @ Very Vegan Val

The most delicious, sweet and savory, super crispy, crunchy coconut crusted tofu! It’s served with a savory pineapple dipping sauce. Vegan and gluten-free, this super simple recipe uses only a handful of easy to find ingredients. You have been warned- once you make your first batch of coconut fried tofu, it might be the only way you ever want to make tofu again.

crispy tofu with pineapple sauce

Baked Tofu Tacos @ Veggie Inspired

These Baked Tofu Tacos feature cubed firm tofu marinated, baked and then stuffed into tortillas with fresh toppings and a creamy avocado lime sauce. They make a high-protein lunch or dinner that’s easy enough for any day of the week. Gluten-free and vegan.

baked tofu tacos

Easy Spicy Noodle Spring Rolls with Chili Lime Sauce @ At My Table

Our spicy noodle spring rolls are packed with zesty spicy noodles, fresh vibrant veggies, and crispy tofu. This recipe is a game-changer for anyone looking to elevate their appetizer game or need a fun weeknight recipe.

spicy noodle spring rolls Vegan Recipes using Tofu

Barbeque Shredded Tofu Tacos @ Avocado Skillet

If you don’t like tofu, you need to try shredded tofu. Shredding tofu gets rid of all of the texture that some people do not like. These barbecue shredded tofu tacos are a vegan and high in protein. They are so flavorful and good, the perfect recipe for a tofu hater! These tacos are also topped with a delicious red cabbage slaw you will love.

tofu bbq Vegan Recipes using Tofu

Tofu Summer Rolls @ Our Happy Mess

Fresh tofu summer rolls are packed with crunchy vegetables, seasoned rice noodles and fresh herbs. Served with peanut sauce, they are a perfect appetizer or light lunch.

Tofu Summer Rolls Vegan Recipes using Tofu

Pesto Tofu Hero Sandwich @ Veggie Inspired

Herbaceous pesto and savory tofu come together with fresh veggies and toasted bread to create the most delicious texture and flavor combo. This Pesto Tofu Sandwich is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. Ready in just 30 minutes!


Sesame Tofu Buddha Bowl With Citrus Vinaigrette @ Joyful Balance Online

A delicious air fried tofu (though it can also be made in the oven), paired with some vibrant veggies and a hearty grain, topped with an insanely flavorful oil-free citrus dressing. A favorite Buddha bowl recipe!

buddha bowl

Vegan Tofu Poke Bowl @ Gathering Dreams

This vegan tofu poke bowl recipe is quickly going to become one of your favorite meals. Made with crispy tofu marinated in a delicious ginger soy sauce, crunchy rainbow veggies, and sweet mango, it’s light and healthy while still filling and satisfying. The best part? It’s easy to make too!

Vegan Tofu Bowl

Easy Thai Sweet Chili Tofu @ Our Happy Mess

This easy 30-minute sweet chili tofu features crispy tofu cubes and tender broccoli coated in a sweet, sticky sauce. Serve with rice for a simple and satisfying plant-based dinner.

sweet chili Vegan Recipes using Tofu

Maple Garlic Tofu @ A Virtual Vegan

Sticky, saucy, sweet and savoury pan-fried Maple Garlic Tofu. Easy to make in about 20 minutes, packed with flavour, and so good served with rice and veggies for a quick dinner!


Thai Green Curry With Tofu @ The Hidden Veggies

This vegan Thai green curry with tofu recipe is a quick and easy meal that’s bursting with flavor. Coconut curry is simple to make with a can of coconut milk, green curry paste, vegetables of your choice, and some extra firm tofu. Put it over rice and you will have a mouthwatering dish in about 30 minutes!

Vegan Recipes using Tofu

Vegetable Fried Rice with Crispy Tofu @ Joyful Balance Online

This Vegetable Fried Rice with Crispy Tofu is simple to make, super flavorful, and has some great nutrients packed in. This can be served as a side dish, or as a small meal since the added tofu makes it more filling. Enjoy!

fried rice Vegan Recipes using Tofu

Vegan Tofu Fajitas @ J Cooking Oddyssey

This Vegan Tofu Fajitas recipe is packed with plant-based protein and crunchy fajita vegetables. Spoon into warm tortillas and serve with your favorite toppings! It is quick and easy to make, great for busy weeknights.

fajitas Vegan Recipes using Tofu

Spicy Sriracha Tofu Bowl @ Plates By Nat

This spicy Sriracha tofu bowl has firm tofu cubes tossed in delicious spicy sauce, served with edamame, rice and salad leaves. Enjoy this plant protein packed meal on any occasion!

spicy siriracha bowl

Crispy Tofu & Kale Stir Fry @ Healthy Green Kitchen

This quick and healthy Crispy Tofu and Kale Stir Fry recipe features hearty winter greens and vegetables and protein-packed, marinated tofu. It’s vegan and makes a perfect weeknight dinner that can be thrown together in just 30 minutes.

Kale stir fry

Vegan Kung Pao with Tofu, Vegetables & Cashews @ XOXO Bella

Kung Pao with tofu makes a wonderful vegan dinner recipe. If you love Chinese flavours you are going to love this vegan Kung Pao. You don’t have to use chicken to make this. A vegetarian Chinese inspired dinner with tofu is just as good! If you are looking for a Chinese food tofu recipe, this is for you!

kung pao

Orange Tofu @ Vegan In The Freezer

Orange tofu is a vegan alternative to orange chicken, with the same delicious flavors but with a healthier twist. It’s easy to prepare, high in protein and may taste even better than the original.

orange tofu

Slow Cooker Vegan Miso Ramen Soup with Tofu @ XOXO Bella

Tasty, warming and bursting with hearty Asian flavours, slow cooker vegan miso ramen soup is a simple dish to prepare. This crock pot ramen soup pairs tofu as the protein with a range of fresh veggies like celery, carrot, bok choy and mushrooms. As well, there is sesame oil, chilli sauce, garlic, and more, for a robust flavour. You will love this easy slow cooker ramen soup with tofu recipe.


Honey Garlic Tofu @ Watch Learn Eat

This Honey Garlic Tofu Recipe is an easy-to-make dish that’s packed with flavor! It’s sweet, salty, tangy, and comes together in just 20 minutes!

honey garlic tofu rice

Tofu Curry with Cashew Coconut Sauce @ The Cook Report

This creamy vegan tofu curry is an easy and healthy weeknight dinner. It has a rich coconut cashew sauce and extra vegetables like cauliflower and red pepper.


Chipotle Sofritas @ Joyful Dumplings

This Sofritas recipe is our copycat of Chipotle Sofritas. A lime-infused hearty plant-based protein enjoyed rain or shine, will quickly become your weekly go-to meal, I’m sure!


Tofu Meatballs @ Veggies Save The Day

Tofu meatballs are easy to make in an oven or air fryer. Serve these hearty vegan meatballs with your favorite sauce, pasta, or on their own.

vegan meatballs Vegan Recipes using Tofu

Mediterranean Crumbled Tofu Tacos @ Veggies Save The Day

Seasoned and baked tofu crumbles stand in for meat in these quick and easy Mediterranean inspired vegan tacos. Top your Crumbled Tofu Tacos with your favorite veggies, herbs, and garlicky vegan yogurt sauce for a unique and flavorful meal.

mediterranean tacos

Pipian Verde with Mexican Jackfruit & Tofu @ Very Vegan Val

Bright, zingy and flavorful, today we’re making Mexican jackfruit and crispy tofu in a pipián verde sauce. Celebrating pepitas (pumpkin seeds), this sauce is simple to make, but surprisingly complex in flavor and oh-so delicious! The toasted pumpkin seed flavor mixes with the spices, charred chili peppers, and fresh herbs in the most craveable way. You’ll be drizzling a little pipián on all of your favorite dishes!

Chili Crisp Tofu Bowl @ NaturAllie Plant Based

Spice up your dinners with this Chili Crisp Tofu Bowl that is packed with bold flavor! The tofu is marinated in a savory, spicy chili crisp sauce and pan-fried to perfection. It is paired with complimentary Chinese-inspired veg like bok choy and snow peas.

chili crisp tofu bowls Vegan Recipes using Tofu

Mongolian Tofu Stir Fry @ NaturAllie Plant Based

This flavorful Mongolian Tofu Stir Fry combines a savory, sweet, and spicy sauce with crispy tofu and vibrant stir fry veggies. It’s inspired by the popular Mongolian beef – but vegan!

mongolian stir fry Vegan Recipes using Tofu

Sheet Pan Tofu Fajitas (Vegan + Easy) @ Nourished By Nic

You need sheet pan tofu fajitas for your next weeknight meal. Easy, delicious and so flavorful, they’re tasty for vegans, flexitarians and meat-lovers alike!

sheet pan fajitas Vegan Recipes using Tofu

Vegan Fish and Chips, Tofish (Battered Tofu) @ Oh My Veg

This tofish recipe might just be the best vegan fish and chips you’ll eat. The tofu is moist and flaky, coated in a crispy and golden batter.

tofish Vegan Recipes using Tofu

Salt and Pepper Tofu @ Oh My Veg

Salt and pepper tofu is a Chinese-style dish made from crispy tofu cubes cooked with onions, bell peppers, and chilies, all tossed in an aromatic seasoning mixture full of fragrant spices and unique flavors.

salt and pepper tofu

 Vegan Peanut Curry @ The Cook Report

Vegan peanut curry is made with a mixture of Thai curry paste and coconut milk for a creamy sauce which is perfect with crispy tofu. This peanut butter curry is such an easy dinner!

peanut curry

Tofu-Stuffed Squash with Shiitake Mushrooms @ Sofa Dinners

This tofu-stuffed squash is the perfect comfort food for the holidays. Caramelized onions meld with shiitake mushrooms and crumbled tofu for a hearty and warming meal.

squash Vegan Recipes using Tofu

Hoisin Tofu @ Zardy Plants

Sweet, salty, and tangy, this Hoisin Tofu is the ultimate easy tofu recipe. Serve it over rice with your favorite veggie (or however you like). You will love this recipe!

hoisin tofu

Thai Drunken Noodles @ Ooh La La It’s Vegan 

Thai Drunken Noodles (Pad Kee Mao Recipe) top the list of my all-time favorite Thai recipes in Thai cuisine. Spicy, saucy, with a hint of sweet, and packed with healthy vegetables and fresh Thai holy basil, this Drunken Noodles Recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prepare in one pot (perfect for busy nights), is gluten-free, non-dairy and meatless.

thai drunken noodles Vegan Recipes using Tofu

Vegan Baked Cheesecake (no vegan cream cheese) @ Rainbow Nourishments

This vegan baked cheesecake is creamy and rich and uses NO dairy-free cream cheese! It is easy to make and you even don’t need a water bath. Also, the cheesecake can easily be made gluten-free, refined sugar-free and coconut free.

baked cheesecake

Easy Vegan Tiramisu @ Rainbow Nourishments

Easy vegan tiramisu using only 5 key ingredients, no cashews, no vegan cream cheese or added coconut oil! It takes only 20 minutes to prepare and is as creamy and delicious as the classic Italian dessert!

easy tiramisu

Vegan Burnt Basque Cheesecake @ J Cooking Oddysey

This Vegan Burnt Basque Cheesecake is so creamy and silky with the perfect gooey centre and is flavoured with orange and sweet vanilla for a burst of spring-time freshness. It is light, creamy and made without dairy or nuts.

cheesecake Vegan Recipes using Tofu

Vegan Chocolate Mousse Tart @ Rainbow Nourishments

Vegan chocolate mousse tart made with less than 10 ingredients! The no-bake tart features a silky smooth tofu chocolate mousse, customizable crust and tangy layer of raspberry jam.

chocolate mousse Vegan Recipes using Tofu

Vegan Sweet Potato Pie @ Addicted to Dates

This delicious vegan sweet potato pie is made without dairy or eggs, and no coconut. With a spiced sweet potato filling in a homemade flaky pie crust, it’s the perfect vegan Thanksgiving dessert.

sweet potato pie

Tofu is a versatile and delicious ingredient that can elevate any vegan dish. From amazing stir-fries & curry dishes to golden tofu fried chicken to dreamy cheesecakes, there are endless possibilities for incorporating this plant-based protein into your meals.

So, next time you’re looking for some vegan tofu recipes or experimenting with new ways to incorporate tofu into your vegan cooking, these 50 Best Tofu recipes will definitely guide you to finding exactly what you need! Enjoy!

If You’re New To Cooking Tofu, Here Are Some Easy Ways To Make It:

Tofu comes in different types, like firm and extra-firm. In Western recipes, we usually use these types because they are easy to cut, fry, grill, and eat since they have a solid texture.

You can make tofu firmer and denser by pressing out the excess water. You can use a special tool called a tofu press, or you can use some items you may have at home. Wrap the tofu in a towel or paper towels, put it on a plate, and place something heavy on top of it, like a cast-iron skillet. Use your hands to gently press down on the tofu. Let it sit for 10-30 minutes to get the best results.

  • How to Bake
    First, press the extra firm tofu for 30 minutes to reduce the moisture, then cut it into cubes or slices. Next, marinate it for 30 minutes in a sauce or marinade. Put the tofu on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake it at 400°F for 35-40 minutes. Flip it halfway through and you can brush more marinade on it for extra flavor. Baking is a simple method that gives you a chewy dish without needing to do much.
  • How to Pan-fry
    For pan-fried tofu – Dry the firm tofu by gently pressing it, then slice it into fingers or slices. Heat some olive oil in a pan and cook the tofu until it’s crispy. Add some salt and pepper for flavor. If you want a crunchy crust, coat the tofu with cornstarch and spices before pan-frying it.
  • How to Simmer
    To get a firmer and bouncier texture, cube the tofu and simmer it in salted water for 60 seconds. This will remove the extra liquid and make the proteins tighter.

50 Vegan Recipes using Tofu

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