30 surprising ways to use tofu

Enjoy meat-free meals with these simple tofu recipes.
Published 22 October 2020 | Updated 11 April 2024
Sticky tofu with bok choy

When you think about tofu, you may think of a sad, soggy, grey square. The truth is: tofu is a super food in the kitchen and is a ZeroPoint food on the Points Program. This soy ingredient is a blank flavour slate making it the perfect protein-filled partner to other foods. It takes on the flavours of other foods and spices.

Tofu isn't just great for stir-fry and scrambles, but also dips, dressings, and other yummy dishes. Here are some additional tips and ideas to help you make the most of this superfood:

  • Try marinating tofu in your favourite sauce or seasoning blend before cooking it. This will infuse it with flavour and make it even more delicious.
  • Use tofu as a substitute for ricotta or cottage cheese in lasagnas or other baked pasta dishes. It adds protein and creaminess without the extra fat.
  • Blend silken tofu with fruit, sweetener, and vanilla extract to make a creamy and healthy dessert pudding.
  • Crumble firm tofu and use it as a vegan substitute for scrambled eggs in breakfast dishes.
  • Use blended tofu as a base for creamy dressings or dips, such as ranch or hummus.
  • Add tofu to smoothies for an extra boost of protein.

Scroll down for 30 easy tofu recipes, perfect for vegetarians or if you fancy a meat-free day, week or month.