Tofu is the star of many a meatless meal. Learn why you should be cooking with this soy standout, and try it in one of these delicious, protein-rich dishes.
Those who are new to cooking with tofu may view this squishy soy product with confusion and dismay. Really, though, tofu is a versatile ingredient that can replace meat in almost any type of dish. Tofu also tastes pretty darn good in creamy desserts.
Why is tofu so amazing? Well, it takes on the flavour of spices and marinades, making it a versatile virtuoso in the kitchen. Its protein content is nothing to scoff at, either; just one-quarter block of firm tofu contains 13 grams of protein. (However, protein amounts will vary depending on the type of tofu, with firmer varieties having the most.)
Before we get to the recipes, here’s a quick refresher on the most common types of tofu and the best ways to use them. Regardless of which type you’re using, remember to steer clear of genetically modified soy by choosing organic tofu.
Now that we’re all tofu-choosing pros, let’s get to the best part—Meatless Monday recipes!