Tofu Recipes You Can Cook At Home
If you’ve just started out on a vegetarian diet, then it would be great if you paid attention to what’s prepared for you in this piece. This is because most vegetarians are very keen on their tofu recipes. So, what would you need to know about tofu? Well, to start with, it’s one of the most nutritious and healthy foods you can invest in. In addition to this, tofu contains no cholesterol and is a great source of iron. This means that ladies who are experiencing heavy menses or pregnant can benefit from such a diet.
Now, there are so many ways to incorporate tofu into your diet. But this may all depend on the recipes you use. One thing to note is that most, if not all tofu diets are not easy to hack. As you may have noticed on various cooking channels, tofu recipes require resourcefulness, patience, and creativity.
In this piece, we’ll be sharing some of the easiest tofu recipes you can cook at home.
For the many of you who may be garlic lovers, it’s most likely that you are always looking for ways to add garlic in your recipes. This is given and there’s no need to be ashamed of it. Adding garlic to your tofu recipe will be a great plus as it will bring out the flavors and in addition to this, add the same nutrients and vitamins found in garlic. You can always find out more about tofu recipes and how to make them last longer by adding certain ingredients. Unlike onions and tomatoes, garlic can stay much longer and when cooked with other ingredients, it can contribute to the food lasting longer. Though not proven, it's still worth trying out. Below is a garlic tofu recipe:
- 1 pack of Tofu cubes
- 2 teaspoons of minced garlic
- 1/4 teaspoons of chili powder
- 1/4 hoisin sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 4 tablespoons of soy sauce
Cut the tofu cubes and press them using a paper towel or a heavy kitchen fabric. This will help to remove excess moisture from them.
Combine the other ingredients except for the olive oil in a bowl and mix them well. When you’ve mixed them right, add pressed tofu and continue mixing to an evened out the mixture.
Put the mixture in the fridge and let it sit for two hours.
Heat the olive oil in a pan and when heated up, pour your mixture in and let it cook for 5 minutes.
When ready, serve when hot and garnish with your choice of vegetables or fruits. This is a great source of fiber and other vitamins.
Veggie Tofu Soup
This is a great recipe for vegetarians or anyone who’s embracing a vegan diet. If you’re not into a vegan diet, you can always incorporate some pieces of meat but they must be prepared beforehand.
- 5 pieces of shallot
- 1 pack of tofu cubes
- 2 cups of cucumber cubes. (you can choose other ingredients in this section including mushrooms, baby corn, or pumpkin)
- 3 ½ of your favorite animal stock
- 1 ½ tablespoon of coconut milk
- 1/2 cup of basil lime
Grind the shallots to an even mixture and add it into the boiling stock and allow it to simmer for 5 minutes
Add the remaining ingredients - with the exception of the coconut milk - into the mixture and let it boil for 7 minutes
When done, add the coconut milk and serve when warm. You can garnish it with coriander or your other favorite vegetables.
You’ll agree that some of the best recipes that you’ve tried so far are fruit smoothie, right? Well, this is given considering that fruits are not only sweet but are also packed with vital nutrients. When making tofu smoothies, you can always try your best with any of your favorite fruits. But it’s important if you could avoid sour fruits.
- 200 grams of pressed tofu
- 1 cup of your favorite frozen fruit
- I cup of almond or soy milk
- Honey for sweetening
Throw all the ingredients into your blender and blend till all the ingredients are smoothened out.
Add a bit of salt (preference) to bring out the sweetness in the smoothie
Garnish with a leafy veggie – you can serve these smoothies extra cold or depending on your inclinations.
Tofu is a great ingredient, when added to your diet and will most definitely become one of your favorite meals. But considering the fact that it won’t last for long, you must store anything made of tofu in the right way. The most preferred would be refrigerating it. Happy feasting people!