53 Healthy and Flavorful Recipes to Make With Tofu

Healthy Food

Maybe it’s because Meatless Mondays are growing ever more popular; maybe it’s because more and more people are becoming aware of the costs of eating factory-farmed meat; or maybe it’s because the U.N. keeps warning that meat lovers will soon need to start eating insects (or skip the meat altogether). Whatever the explanation, alternative proteins are all the rage these days — and tofu is no exception. Stay ahead of the curve with these 53 healthy recipes for preparing delicious tofu at any time of day and in any season.

1. Mini Crustless Tofu Quiches
What to Use: Silken
These melt-in-your mouth vegan quiches are packed with flavor thanks to a host of nutritional ingredients, including superfoods, garlic and turmeric, as well as bell pepper, mushrooms, chives, rosemary, tahini, and nutritional yeast. Pair them with a big salad to make a meal or eat a few for an easy make-ahead savory breakfast.

2. Avocado Tofu Toasts
What to Use: Firm
These cute, simple snack bites aren’t just tasty — they’re also vegan, full of healthy fats (courtesy of avocado), and extremely flavorful. A combination of chili powder, agave (or maple syrup), lemon juice, and a dash of black pepper lend exciting, complimentary flavors.

3. Tofu and Avocado Dip with Rosemary Pita Chips
What to Use: Silken
What’s better than (or at least just as good as) avocado dip? Tofu-avocado dip, of course. A heap of protein, seasonings, and flavors (including Greek yogurt, lime zest, curry powder, chopped mint, and honey) make this dip a real showstopper.

4. Garlic-Chili Tofu Burger
What to Use: Firm
Burgers aren’t just for carnivores. Tofu packs in the protein for this meal while mixed with onion, mushrooms, garlic, cilantro, whole-grain flaxseed breadcrumbs, tomato paste, chili garlic sauce, and balsamic vinegar. Top these flavorful burgers with spinach, a little mayo, and sun-dried tomatoes, and you’ve got yourself a hearty meal that’ll keep you nearly as full as a steak would have.

5. Secretly Healthy Cappuccino Cloud Cheesecake
What to Use: Silken
Here’s a fancy way to enjoy your coffee: Mix it up with vanilla extract, maple syrup, tofu, stevia, coconut butter, a pinch of salt, and some optional chocolate chips, then bake for a relatively healthy, crustless pie with a caffeine kick.