5 Surprising Tofu Recipes

Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon

From sweet to spicy, tofu can be a healthy part of your plant-based vegan menu in ways you probably never realized. One of the great things about tofu is its ability to take on all kinds of flavors and foods, all with great results! These 5 recipes are surprisingly easy ways to add some protein, calcium and minerals to your snacks and meals – without sacrificing flavor and variety. Taste the smooth sweetness of our tofu yogurt and ice cream on their own or with some fresh fruit. Try our “fish” filet for a salty ocean treat, and don’t forget our tofu buffalo wings for the game -- with tofu “ranch” dip to complement the kick!
5 different flavors -- and 5 new ways to use tofu!

1. Tofu Yogurt

10 oz. silken tofu
1 whole banana, cold
2 tbsp non-dairy milk
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp pure maple syrup (or agave)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Taste and add more sweetener if desired.
  3. Top with fresh fruit and serve.


2. Tofu Ice Cream

12 oz. lite mori-nu tofu, extra firm
1 cup non-dairy milk
3 tbsp pure maple syrup


  1. Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth
  2. Add mixture to ice cream machine and and run until ice cream has formed, about 30 minutes.
  3. Serve immediately.


3. Tofu “Fish” Filet

12 oz. super protein tofu
2 whole wheat bread slices
1 tbsp kelp
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp Old Bay seasoning
½ cup non-dairy milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut tofu into 5 slices and set aside.
  3. In a food processor, blend bread until crumbs form.
  4. Add spices to processor and pulse until combined.
  5. Transfer bread mixture to a bowl.
  6. Dip tofu in nondairy milk and press both sides into breadcrumb mixture until evenly coated.
  7. Bake 25-30 minutes.


4. Buffalo Tofu Wings

12 oz. extra firm tofu
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp garlic powder
½ cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Wrap tofu in clean kitchen towel or cheese cloth and place a heavy pan on top for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Slice into chicken-wing sized portions.
  4. Place in a bowl and season with salt, onion powder and garlic powder.
  5. Place a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  6. Add tofu to skillet and brown on both sides, 3-5 minutes.
  7. Bake in oven 15 minutes longer.
  8. Add to a bowl and toss with hot sauce before serving with Tofu Ranch (see below)


5. Tofu “Ranch” Dip

12 oz. extra firm tofu
2 tbsp lemon juice
½ tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
2 tsp pure maple syrup
1 tsp nutritional yeast
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp green onion, chopped
½ tsp salt, add more to taste


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Refrigerate before serving.

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