Creamy Lemon-Herb Dressing
This salad dressing is a delicious, non-fat alternative to mayonnaise-based dressings. Serve it with vegetable crudites, or with hearty greens like endive and radicchio.
Vegetable and Tofu Pad Thai
Make this healthy version of the tasty Thai classic in less time than it takes to have it delivered. If you have fish sauce and aren't a strict vegetarian, substitute it for the soy sauce. It will give the dish deeper flavor.
Winter Cobb Salad
Savory tamari-laced tofu and crispy shiitake mushrooms take the place of chicken and bacon in this vegetarian spin on a classic cobb salad. Kale is used as the green home base, and in addition to the plant-based proteins mentioned, it gets topped off with the usual suspects of creamy avocado, cherry tomatoes, hard-cooked eggs, and blue cheese.
Lemon Cream with Blackberries
Silken tofu makes this dessert smooth, while fresh lemon juice adds a burst of tart flavor.
Ginger-Lemongrass Broth with Noodles, Silken Tofu, and Broccoli
Cozy up with this warming, Southeast-Asian-inspired soup that features a lemongrass-scented broth, silken tofu, and tender noodles. To ward away any sign of a cold, a serving of vitamin C-packed broccolini is stirred in at the end.
Tofu with Ginger-Cilantro Sauce
A quick vegan main that will satisfy meat eaters too. Brushed with a zesty cilantro, jalapeno, ginger, and lime sauce this tofu just needs a short stint on the grill. This recipe comes from Martha Stewart's Grilling: 125+ Recipes for Gatherings Large and Small.
Smoky Tofu Chili
This vegan recipe shows off the chameleon-like qualities of a longstanding protein alternative: tofu. Big flavors from aromatics including garlic, tomato paste, chipotle, and cumin are simmered together with the extra-firm tofu, which holds its shape through cooking and while soaking up every bit of the big chili flavor at the same time.
Hot and Sour Soup with Tofu
In this Chinese soup recipe, an egg is stirred in at the end to form tiny ribbons. For more flavor, add a teaspoon of toasted sesame oil just before serving.Note: Be sure to drain the tofu thoroughly before adding it to the soup so it will soak up the flavor of the broth.