On the hunt for some delicious tofu recipes? You’ll love the variety and tasty simple tofu recipes you’ll find here!
I love cooking with tofu. Pan fried, stir fry, tofu cubes, extra firm tofu...you name it, I’ll cook it. (and eat it!) Not only will I cook it, but I actually prefer to cook with plant-based tofu as well.
And my kids love to eat tofu, too!
If you’ve never cooked with tofu, it’s not hard at all. AT ALL. The main thing to keep in mind is that you need to drain the tofu really well, but besides that, you’ll love this gluten free meat substitute.
What does tofu taste like?
This is the great part about tofu. It takes the flavor of what you’re cooking with easily. You can cook it with olive oil, soy sauce, or any other type of flavoring that you like, and it fits right in easily.
How do you know if you overcooked tofu?
Great question. Overcooking tofu can happen and one way to tell is if it’s mushy. I find that pan frying mine to a golden brown is one of the simplest ways to cook tofu for me!
Ready for some of the easiest tofu recipes, ever? I can’t wait for you to try them!
Super simple tofu recipes anyone can do
These recipes are so simple to make!
You guys know I love spice, right? These tofu bites are all that, and more. I seriously can’t get over how delicious and simple this recipe is, and I find that I make myself this dish quite often.
The flavor of this tofu dish is out of this world. If you love citrus flavors, this one is a must. So simple, so delicious and perfect for the nice upcoming warm weather.
Who doesn’t love the combination of sweet and salty? These tofu bowls will take your taste buds to the next level and make you wonder why you’ve never created this recipe before.
I love a good soup. Anytime I can find one that combines rice and tofu, I know I’ve got a hearty hit on my hands.
The flavor of curry is amazing in this tofu recipe. It literally takes your taste buds on a trip that they’ve probably never had, ever.
This is one tofu recipe that will have you coming back for more. It’s got a great flavor and kick and pairs perfectly with some delicious corn chips as a fun appetizer as well.
Pairing up garlic with your tofu is always a winning combination. The flavors of Asian are so good, and don’t forget to add some fun sesame seeds are toppings!
More Tofu Recipes
Light but still hearty, this tofu salad is great for lunch or dinner. It’s one that you can make ahead and enjoy throughout the day.
Can you eat tofu for breakfast? Absolutely! This recipe is the proof that you need! (and it’s also great for lunch or dinner, too!)
I love crispy tofu - and this recipe delivers. Plus, pairing it up with some amazing peanut sauce? Truly tasty and addictive.
Craving some Mexican food? Let this recipe take care of that need! With grilled tofu, you’ll love the flavors, taste, and texture.
This is a hit for the kiddos. While this recipe isn’t actually gluten free, you can make it gluten free easily by switching out and using gluten free all purpose flour or gluten free panko crumbs.
And there you have it! Some of the best and most simple tofu recipes there are! Who knew that cooking with tofu could be so versatile and so simple?
Tofu Recipes: Tofu Manchurian
- Tofu press
- Air Fryer
- Small bowl
- Large skillet
Air Fried Tofu
- 1 block firm or extra firm tofu
- 4 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce or coconut aminos
- ¼ cup cornmeal
- Press your tofu for 10 to 12 minutes, turning the knobs every 3 to 4 minutes. Dice into cubes.
- In a shallow dish, mix the tofu cubes with some soy sauce. Marinate for 10 minutes.
- Mix marinated tofu with cornmeal in a gallon ziptop bag. Toss to combine until evenly coated.
- Air fry tofu at 370 degrees F for 12 minutes. Shake basket halfway through cook time.
- While tofu cooks, make Manchurian sauce. Sauté onions and peppers until softened.
- In a small bowl, combine garlic, spicy peppers, soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, white vinegar, and honey. Whisk to combine, then add to skillet with onions and bell peppers, and simmer for 2 minutes.
- Stir in ketchup. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Add air fried tofu to the skillet and let it simmer another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Serve over rice.
- To make vegan, swap honey for maple syrup.
- If not on a gluten-free diet, can swap regular soy sauce.
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Do you have a favorite tofu recipe that you love? I’d love to hear all about it so I can try it, too!