5 Creative Ways to Incorporate Tofu into Your Vegan Cooking

Wanna know what we love about tofu? Well, everything - but specifically we love tofu for the flexibility and diversity it offers vegan dishes. Tofu is so versatile and rich in nutrients, it’s without a doubt a cornerstone in vegan cuisine. With its remarkable protein content, it’s a great meat substitute. Despite it being so awesome, let's face it, tofu can sometimes stump even the most seasoned cooks. While scrambles are a tofu classic, there's a whole world of tofu - creativity waiting to be explored! Let’s dive a bit deeper beyond the ordinary and uncover five deliciously inventive ways to incorporate tofu into your vegan dishes. It's time to banish those tofu uncertainties.

  • Use as a topping for noodle bowls - Tofu is a fantastic addition to noodle bowls, adding a protein boost and a creamy texture to your favorite broth-based dishes. This easy and nutritious ramen noodle bowl is filled with tons of flavors and texture! Delicious plant-based crispy tofu pairs perfectly with the perfectly chewy plant-based ramen noodles and thick & savory sauce. The flavor packet from the Right Foods Vegan Miso Ramen helps to add lots of flavor and umami to the bowl.
  • Incorporate into soups - Add tofu to soups for an extra layer of flavor and texture. Its ability to absorb the flavors of the broth makes it a versatile ingredient in any soup recipe. This bowl is just hot water added to Right Foods vegan ‘chicken’ ramen, with fresh arugula, garbanzo beans, avocado, cilantro and red chili flakes added in. We love how the tofu and avocado adds a little extra texture, without using any animal products.
vegan chicken noodle soup
  • Stir-fry with your favorite vegetables - Stir-frying tofu with vegetables creates a quick and nutritious meal. Tofu's mild flavor pairs well with a variety of sauces and seasonings, making it perfect for stir-fry dishes.
  • Bake tofu for a crispy texture - If you're craving that meaty texture but want to keep it plant-based, you're in for a treat with this effortless oven-baked recipe! With just a handful of simple ingredients and a pinch of prep time, pop your tofu cubes into the oven, and voila! Get ready for your taste buds to start a chorus of "gimme more oven-baked tofu" every night.
crispy baked tofu
  • Use as a filling for rolls and wraps - Use tofu as a filling for rolls and wraps for a satisfying and portable meal. Its versatility allows you to customize fillings with your favorite vegetables, sauces, and condiments. Like these cabbage rolls filled with Right Foods Pad Thai noodles and crumbled up tofu. Bake them in the oven with sriracha and soy sauce for a delicious dinner. Check out the recipe below.
pad thai cabbage rollsPad Thai Cabbage Rolls
pad thai noodles
Pad Thai Noodles

With its versatility and nutritional benefits, tofu is a must-have ingredient in any vegan kitchen. Whether you're making breakfast, lunch, or dinner,  tofu can add flavor, texture, and protein to your favorite recipes. Experiment with these creative tofu recipes to elevate your vegan cooking and discover new ways to enjoy this plant-based staple.