11 Tasty Vegan Tofu Meal Ideas

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Tofu lovers rejoice!

This blog post will explore eleven tasty vegan tofu meal ideas you can create in your own kitchen.

If you’re not a vegan, don’t fear because there are some delicious meat options included too.

From lunch to dinner and everything in between, this list of recipes is sure to please any palate. 

Black Pepper Tofu

As a lover of savory food, this tasty tofu dish is a great option for lunch and dinner meals. It’s quick and easy to prep and cook and very filling – you won’t need to cook anything else to go with it!

It’s of course vegan and is also gluten and nut-free. The recipe includes soy sauce which can be substituted out for gluten-free tamari. 

As long as you have tofu in stock, you’ll be able to whip up this meal using items you probably have in your kitchen and pantry already. 

Serve it with rice for a satisfying and substantial meal.

Discover the recipe here

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Tofu Buddha Bowl

This tofu buddha bowl is great for any health enthusiasts wanting to get good portions of protein, healthy fats and vegetables in their afternoon or evening meal.

All the ingredients used are tasty, and extra sauces and seasoning is added for an extra kick.

It features quinoa, sesame, avocado, spinach and roasted veggies such as peppers and broccoli.

if you’re looking to do minimal baking and want something you can cook in under 30 minutes, check out this amazing buddha bowl recipe here.

Vegan BBQ Tofu Bowls

Are you a fan of BBQ flavors and tofu? Why not combine them with this amazing BBQ tofu bowl recipe from Running on Real Food.

The best part about this recipe is that it just uses six ingredients and so is super easy and quick to prepare. 

You also don’t have to worry about it lacking in flavor or being too simple – you can the ability to customize it and add your own favorite ingredients.

It also works for people who are on a gluten and nut-free diet.

The recipe features two vegetables, one fruit, rice and tofu, as well as BBQ sauce of course! It makes a delicious sweet and sour meal. Discover the full recipe here.

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Baked Tofu Nuggets

These baked tofu nuggets from Vegan Huggs are the perfect way to turn tofu bars into snacks.

Similar to any type of nuggets, these involve covering the main ingredient with breadcrumbs (and potentially a little bit of oil for a golden crisp).

They’re so simple to make and use ingredients that are common in any well-stocked kitchen and pantry. These include garlic, onion, flour and milk.

With a total of eight ingredients, they only take 10-15 minutes to prep and then 20 minutes to bake. Try out these tasty snacks by following the full recipe here.

Tofu Quesadillas

If you love healthy quesadillas then you have to try this tofu recipe.

There are lots of different filling options that are available for you to choose from – but this recipe covers mushroom and tomatoes. 

After you’ve pressed the tofu, simply cook the other ingredients and add in the vegan tortilla and cheese. 

Discover the full recipe here.

Tofu Veggie Stir Fry

Many people agree that stir frying food is one of the best way to cook.

Cooking your vegetables and other ingredients in this way means they are done quickly and still packed with tons of flavor.

With this recipe, you prepare standard stir fry veg, tofu and add a little soy sauce. If you’re catering to a gluten-free diet, this can be swapped out for something similar.

The tofu really helps add some substance to the dish, especially if you’re starting to get bored of vegetable-only stir frys.

Discover the full recipe here.

Baked Peanut Sauce Tofu

This baked peanut sauce tofu recipe is a great lunch or dinner time option for everyone at home. 

We love it because if you’re short on time, you can complete all the prep while you set the tofu to bake.

Once the tofu is ready, you only need to use eight ingredients to produce a tasty meal.

Of course, this option is vegan and can be made for gluten-free diets too with one small substitution. However, it’s not suitable for nut-allergy sufferers unless you can find a fitting alternative to peanuts.

Discover the full list of ingredients and the recipe here.

Orange Tofu

Many meat-eaters love orange chicken, however we found that orange tofu is a more than worth substitute. Many people even prefer it!

Making the sticky orange sauce is arguably the most crucial part of the recipe, however, pressing and preparing the tofu is also equally as important! 

Preparing the tofu right will make each bite lovely and crispy, while the orange sauce adds a sticky texture and sweet flavor.

Check out the full recipe here.

Easy Marinated Tofu

This method of cooking tofu enhances its flavor when you use it in any dish.

It’s super easy to marinate tofu and if you follow this recipe, you will end up with crispy nuggets that burst with flavor.

You can then use these tofu blocks in dishes like stir fry, or with rice.

Discover how to perfectly marinate your tofu here.

Sesame-Ginger Grilled Tofu

When you’re grilling outside this summer, don’t forget the tofu!

This recipe from Vegan Huggs shows you how to make a sweet ginger glaze for your tofu blocks. When you grill it, the caramelized glaze tastes awesome.

It’s super simple to make and can be served with rice and vegetables.

Discover the full recipe here.

Herbed Tofu Ricotta

This recipe uses firm tofu to make a herby ricotta with only five other ingredients.

Everyone will be able to make this dish at home if they have tofu. All you need are pantry staples such as yeast, garlic and vinegar.

The herbs in this recipe too are a great touch too. It’s also gluten, oil and sugar-free as well.

Check out the full recipe on Running on Real Food here.


We hope you’ve enjoyed this round up of 11 vegan tofu recipes.

If so, please let us know in the comment section below and share these tasty dishes with your friends on social media!

Readers looking for more recipe ideas can check out our other posts that highlight different vegan meal ideas!

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