6 Tofu Recipes That Even Carnivores Will Love
Are you a meat lover looking to eat a more plant-based diet? Tofu could be your new best friend. (Seriously!) Tofu is made by curdling fresh soy milk, pressing it into a solid block and then cooling it. Depending on how you cook it, tofu can be smooth and soft or crispy and crunchy. It can also be manipulated to taste differently based on how you marinate it and what spices you use to season it. Since it’s so versatile, tofu is perfect for recreating a plant-based version of your favorite meat-based dish. Here are six tofu recipes that even carnivores will love.
1. Grilled Tofu Gyros
Pregame the warmer months by making this grilled tofu gyros recipe from Yup…It’s Vegan! Picture stuffed warm pita bread filled with grilled, spiced tofu, lettuce, tomatoes
2. Simple Roasted Barbecue Tofu
Tofu is pretty bland on its own, but it’s the kind of food that takes on the flavor of whatever sauce you choose to use as a marinade. For this simple roasted barbecue tofu recipe from Food Heaven Made Easy, you marinate your tofu with a four-ingredient barbecue sauce made with ketchup, maple syrup, cumin
3. Loaded Crispy Tofu Tacos
Switch up your #TacoTuesday dinner routine by making these loaded crispy tofu tacos. Marinating firm tofu in a mixture of honey and Sriracha, rolling it in a crispy coating and pan-frying it makes it crunchy and super flavorful. You then add your tofu to warm tortillas and top it with your favorite add-ons — shredded cheese, chopped tomatoes, chopped onions, sweet corn
4. Tofu Nuggets
These crispy vegan nuggets taste surprisingly similar to the real deal. They’re made by dunking extra firm tofu pieces into batter, coating them with bread crumbs and baking the final product in the oven. Serve them hot or cold with sweet chili sauce, ketchup, Sriracha or mayonnaise. Get the full recipe from Omnivore’s Cookbook.
5. Parmesan-Herb Crusted Tofu Sandwich
This parmesan-herb crusted tofu sandwich recipe from MyRecipes gives your regular BLT a run for its money. The parmesan-herb crusted tofu is made by dipping pan-fried, extra-firm tofu into a mixture of breadcrumbs, parmesan, marjoram, savory herb, thyme
6. San Bei Tofu And Ramen