Growing up in Hawaii gave me ample opportunity to appreciate exotic flowers, melodious Hawaiian music and tasty tofu. Yes, tofu! The island of Oahu is where I learned to love tofu in dishes such as Miso Soup with Garlic and Ginger opens in a new tab and Tofu Seaweed Wraps with Wasabi opens in a new tab.
Today many people are choosing plant-strong, vegetarian or vegan diets where tofu comes to the forefront. Made from soybeans, tofu delivers protein and easily takes on the flavors of the ingredients it’s cooked in. The beauty of tofu is in its amazing versatility! It’s fantastic marinated, baked or sautéed, and is used as a replacement for eggs or meat in hearty, warming recipes. It’s delicious in salads and adds creaminess to sauces like Tofu Pesto opens in a new tab. Try it in smoothies and dips like Caramelized Onion Dip opens in a new tab and desserts like non-dairy Silky Sweetheart Puddings opens in a new tab.
New to tofu? The texture varies from extra firm to soft. Recipes will indicate which variety to use. Some recipes require that you press the tofu before using; learn how in this How To Press Tofu video.
We have a super slew of great tofu dishes in our recipe database opens in a new tab, and here are my top suggestions:
Replace eggs in traditional dishes like quiche and frittata:
Swap out beef, chicken and pork for tofu:
Try these flavorful sandwiches:
Make hearty delicious salads:
Enjoy tofu takes on global favorites:
What’s your favorite recipe with tofu? Let me know.