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Simple vegetarian tofu recipes you can cook midweek

by Malou Herkes

published on 10 June 2019

Quick to prepare and a rich source of plant-based protein, tofu also happens to be an excellent flavour carrier. Fried, baked, marinated, simmered into a sauce, or grilled, it soaks up flavour like a dream, adding texture and substance to meat-free recipes. Here, we’ve gathered a few of our favourite easy midweek tofu recipes to inspire you to cook with this versatile ingredient, from a quick noodle bowl to a flavoursome traybake.

tofoo nachos

Loaded Spicy Tofoo Nachos

by The Tofoo Co.

For an indulgent sharing snack, whip up this tray of spicy nachos, loaded with vegan cheese, guacamole, and Cajun-spiced tofu chunks.

Gochujang Veggies Crispy Tofu

Gochujang Veggies with Crispy Tofu and Cashews

by Niki Webster

The sweet, savoury, and spicy flavour of gochujang takes this simple dish of stir-fried tofu, vegetables, and cashew nuts to the next level.

Tomato and Basil Silken Tofu

Tomato and Basil Silken Tofu

by Hannah Pemberton

Featuring tomato-baked silken tofu piled up on spiralised courgette and lemony bulgur, this is an easy, Italian-inspired dinner.

Meera Sodha’s Peanut Butter and Purple Sprouting Broccoli Pad Thai

Meera Sodha’s Peanut Butter and Purple Sprouting Broccoli Pad Thai

from EAST

Meera Sodha’s vegan tofu pad thai recipe is full of flavour thanks to a silky peanut butter sauce and the unusual addition of purple sprouting broccoli. You can add garnishes, if you like, such as fried shallots, pickled vegetables or crushed peanuts.

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Roasted Vegetable and Tofu Traybake

Roasted Vegetable and Tofu Traybake

by Heather Thomas

Combining crispy tofu and sweet roasted vegetables with an addictive soy, honey, and sesame sauce, this traybake is perfect for a busy weeknight.

My Favourite Quick Noodle Bowl

My Favourite Quick Noodle Bowl

by Georgina Hayden

Egg noodles, green leafy vegetables, avocado, tofu and chilli oil make up Georgina Hayden’s satisfying 10-minute supper.

Tofu Kebabs with Sweet Chilli Sauce

Tofu Kebabs with Sweet Chilli Sauce

by Heather Thomas

In this easy kebab recipe, the tofu is marinated in soy sauce, garlic, tomato and honey to impart an intense flavour, then served with a drizzle of sweet chilli sauce.

Teriyaki Tofu Stir-fry

Teriyaki Tofu Stir-fry

by Denise Smart

With tofu chunks and fresh vegetables coated in a moreish sticky sauce, this is an easy midweek stir-fry you can whip up in no time. 

Lemongrass Tofu Banh Mi

Lemongrass Tofu Banh Mi

by Alice Hart

This lemongrass-infused tofu banh mi is a meat-free twist on a Vietnamese classic. Serve it in soft, crusty baguettes for a quick, satisfying and flavourful lunch.

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