I have to say that I was a little leery when I tried tofu for the first time. I didn't really know what to expect, but I was most pleasantly surprised when I had my first bite. The trick with tofu, though, is that it doesn't really have a taste until you add other ingredients. Basically, it's a blank canvas.
When cooking with tofu, how it will taste is all in how you flavor it. Below are some amazing vegetarian tofu recipes that you can try. Experiment with flavors and seasoning to see just how amazing tofu can be. Of course, if you are not vegetarian, you can easily make any of these recipes with meat as well.
1. Vegetarian tofu and veggie stir-fry
Tofu and veggies make a wholesome, complete meal. In this recipe, they're seasoned with sesame, ginger, garlic and a touch of chile. The best part? This recipe is very easy to make. Get the full recipe here.
2. Vegetarian peanut tofu veggie Buddha bowl
Getting in the required amount of fruits and vegetables every day can seem like a lot of work, but a Buddha bowl is an easy way to start. The recipe below features a host of different colors, flavors and nutrients for a healthy dinner the whole family will love. Get the full recipe here.
3. Vegetarian sesame tofu with broccoli
This recipe can be made with frozen or fresh broccoli, making it an easy last-minute supper for when you think you have nothing in the fridge. Serve it over a bed of brown rice or noodles for a complete meal (and to soak up all the delicious sauce). It can be made quite quickly as well, but for even more flavor, consider draining and marinating the tofu in the morning. Get the full recipe here.
4. Vegetarian baked BBQ tofu
Summer barbecues don't need to mean ho-hum food for vegetarian friends. In the recipe below, tofu is flavored with a sweet, homemade barbecue sauce that will have your friends salivating. The sauce can even be made in a big batch and used for vegetarian or meat-based dishes. Get the full recipe here.
5. Vegetarian mushroom and spinach tofu wrap
For a quick-and-easy vegetarian lunch you can enjoy on the go, consider making these delicious wraps. A combination of earthy mushrooms, nutrient-rich spinach and filling tofu is seasoned with herbed cream cheese for a creamy, flavorful meal. Get the full recipe here.