Add some excitement to dinner with our best tofu recipes. These simple tofu recipes won't teach you how to make tofu but they have all been meticulously crafted to please your taste buds and redefine your perception of plant-based eating. From savoury mains to crispy, crunchy sides these recipes prove that tofu is one of the most versatile ingredients around. We've got silken tofu recipes and smoked tofu recipes that'll knock your socks off. These are the best tofu recipes for beginners looking to get to grips with this underrated ingredient. As for what pairs well with tofu? Well, just about everything. Not only are these tofu recipes pretty high protein but they're healthy, too. From tofu satay skewers to the ultimate tofu scramble recipe, we've got plenty of healthy tofu recipes here for you to enjoy. If you've always wondered what the best way to eat tofu is, you'll get a real kick out of the recipes here. The crispy tofu recipes, in particular, are some of our very best.
Mob's Tastiest Tofu Recipes
Crunchy Tofu Katsu
Tofu is a great swap here to keep this dish vegan. The katsu sauce is sublime.
Salt & Pepper Tofu
Nothing hits the spot like salt and pepper tofu. This fakeaway classic is the epitome of a crowdpleaser. Whip it up in just 20 minutes.
Noodle Bowl with Crispy Tofu and Charred Pak Choi
Doctor Rupy Aujla shows MOB how to make his crispy tofu noodle bowl, slathered with his special sweet-spicy sauce. A comforting bowl sure to cure any cold.
Crispy Chilli Tofu
Your takeaway favourite just went vegan. Crispy, craggly tofu in a hot and sticky sauce is out of this world. This crispy chilli tofu recipe is seriously delicious. And seriously easy to make.
Sweet n Sour Tofu
The takeaway classic cooked from the comfort of your own home. Perfectly sweet and sour. The sticky sauce takes your tofu to a whole new level.
The sweet pomegranate works so nicely with the teriyaki. The mint freshens it up perfectly. A great mouthful.
Crispy Smoked Tofu
The peanutty sauce in this is a straight 10/10. Poured all over that lovely crispy smoked tofu. It's too good.
Black Pepper Tofu
The butter & the pepper is a combo made in heaven. Warms you all the way down to your toes
High Protein Cauliflower Soup With Sticky Onions
This soup packs in some secret protein by swapping out coconut milk for silken tofu. It gives it a delicious creamy texture without an overpowering taste.
Tofu & Sweet Potato Curry
A lovely, rich curry. One for the vegan MOB. The fresh coriander at the end really lifts the dish.
Crispy Sesame Tofu with Sticky Sauce
Crispy tofu in a gingery, sticky sauce. One of the all time great tofu dishes for the MOB.
Tofu Milanese Ciabatta
A vegan twist on an exceedingly delicious Italian sandwich. Crispy tofu. Smoky peppers. Peppery rocket. Pesto spiked mayo. A total delight to eat.
Sesame Tofu Toast
My favourite takeaway side reinvented for vegans. Tofu is whizzed up with lots of lovely things, spread on bread and fried. Crispy, fragrant, just delightful.
Tofu Lok Lak
This Cambodian speciality is gorgeously peppery and a bit sweet, it’s dipped in a tangy lime dressing for a burst of flavour. You need to try this one MOB.
Chipotle Tofu Rice Bowl
We have slathered the best sticky, smoky sauce on crispy tofu. Charred corn and spiced salsa. Fluffy rice is essential to mop up all those glorious juices.
Tofu and Mushroom Dumplings
Dumplings can be a labour of love but, once you've got a knack for folding, they're fast to make (and eat). These are stuffed with fragrant tofu and mushroom
Tamarind and Mango Braised Tofu
Spicy and sweet tamarind and mango combined with soft silken tofu. It's a marriage you didn't know you needed.
Charred Tofu and Shiitake Pho
A really quick pho - the star anise is key here. Charred tofu brings the most delicious depth of flavour to this speedy dish.
Spicy, numbing and aromatic, this Sichuan classic will soon become one of your weeknight favourites. Served best with a bowl of Tilda Long Grain Rice.
Crispy Tofu Bites
This recipe is the perfect way to get the crispiest tofu.
Sizzling Spring Onion Tofu
Silken tofu topped with a chilli-spiked soy sauce, crispy spring onions, and spring onion oil. Hoping to convert some tofu haters with this one!
Tofu Noodle Traybake
Here's a firm vegan favourite that you can get on the table in just 30 mins. Picture a noodle stir-fry... but as a traybake. A sure-fire dinner table win.
Gochujang Tofu Rice Bowl
Crispy tofu coated in a sweet and spicy sauce, served with quick-pickled veg and sticky rice, an epic recipe that's perfect for meal prepping. Xien x
Vegan Creamy Tofu Curry
We've taken inspo from a curry favourite of ours made with halloumi, but made it vegan. Enter, Creamy Tofu Curry. Don't worry, it's just as delicious.
Vegan Mapo Tofu
Mapo tofu is the heart and soul of Sichuanese cuisine and is the perfect vehicle for punchy and bold Sichuanese flavours. This vegan version is incredible.
Teriyaki Aubergine with Whipped Tofu
The softest aubergines served with not one, but TWO delicious sauces. Silky whipped tofu for creaminess, glossy teriyaki for a sweet umami hit.
Squash and Tofu Red Curry
Our vegan version of a Thai takeaway classic. Flavoured with punchy dried chillies and lemongrass, and served up with sticky Tilda Fragrant Jasmine Rice.
Broccoli Pesto Pasta With Whipped Lemon Tofu
This broccoli pesto is made using the whole broccoli, tip to tip. The lemony whipped tofu is an optional extra but gives some creaminess and extra nutrition.
Kimchi and Tofu Noodle Soup
Inspired by kimchi-jjigae, this soup packs a maximal punch in minimal time. It’s soft, silky and so tangy from the fresh kimchi.
Scotch Bonnet Coconut and Crispy Tofu Noodles
Rich, creamy and a little bit spicy. Let the scotch bonnet do all the work in this simple noodle soup.
Tikka Masala Tofu Skewers
This is a 6-ingredient recipe that's full of flavour and so easy to make.
Tofu Curry Laksa
There are so many types of laksa in Malaysia but this one is my favourite. It's wonderfully aromatic, rich, creamy, spicy and only takes half an hour to make.
Crispy Tofu Miso Ramen
Joy Crookes came into the studio to whip up this absolute banger. The broth is deep and savoury, the tofu perfectly crisp, and the noodles beautifully chewy.
Brussels Sprout Pad Thai
A naughty little alternative to your traditional Pad Thai with charred Brussels and caramelised smoked tofu. Ohhhhhh the textures.
Roasted Miso Veg with Marinated Tofu
This is one of those dishes that can be served hot or cold, by itself or with something carby. Its versatility and ease make it the perfect weeknight dish. Z x
Sticky Mushrooms, Creamy Whipped Tofu & Herby Cashew Sprinkle
Sticky, sweet and umami mushrooms, creamy tofu and a crunchy herby cashew sprinkle - a great vegan dish to mop up with some flatbreads or naans.
Sriracha Crispy Tofu
Coating your tofu in cornflour before you fry it is a great kitchen hack to attain an optimal level of tofu crispiness.
Marinated Tofu Steak
A sweet and tangy vegan tofu recipe that's perfect for a date night in the flat. It's a plant-based banger.
Tofu Satay Skewers
This is our version of a Malaysian street-food snack. We’ve loaded it with bold anti-inflammatory spices, which, when combined with fresh cucumber pickles.
Mediterranean Marinated Tofu
This Mediterranean marinated tofu is a great way to easily sneak in some extra protein. It’s zingy and herby and makes a great swap for feta.
Ultimate Tofu Scramble
Here's my recipe for the ultimate tofu scramble. It's perfectly creamy, well seasoned, makes a great filling for sandwiches, a toast topping or a tasty side.
Udon Noodle Soup With Coconut Tofu
This curry udon soup is inspired by Japanese Curry Udon, Malaysian Massaman curry and my love for turning vegetables into sauces.
Spanakopita (Spinach Filo Pie)
This is my recipe for the perfect spanakopita, a spinach and tofu 'feta' pie. As close to the ones we eat at home in Cyprus as possible, it's a real treat.
Tofu Spinach Saag Curry
This is a vegan riff on saag paneer, an Indian dish using cheese and leafy greens. We’ve used tofu here which absorbs all the flavour from the spices perfectly and finished it off with a tarka. This one also has coconut milk, which is not traditional, but a creamy coconutty addition.
Charred Cabbage With Whipped Sesame Tofu
Turn the humble cabbage into a delicious dish that’s high in protein and jam packed full of flavours and textures. Serve with a side of rice for a complete meal
Mini Sesame Toasts
Filled with a delicious mushroom tofu mix and finished with a crispy sesame skin, these mini sesame toasts are so fun to make.
Smoky Sesame and Broccoli Noodles
Crispy charred broccoli with creamy tahini noodles. The smoky tofu makes these noodles something special, so get it in your Ocado shopping bag immediately.
Miso Mushroom Soba Noodle Soup
A light and refreshing soup, perfect for a summer's day. Filled with lots of crispy mushrooms and soft tofu, this one is super easy to throw together.