Easy Ways to Use Baked Tofu
Here are top 5 favorite ways to use this healthy and delicious
1. “Tofuna” salad: This is far and away my favorite use for baked
tofu. For this, I like to use the Soy Boy Tofu Lin brand, as it is not
as “crusty” as some other brands of baked tofu (which are great for
other purposes). Simply crumble the entire block into a serving bowl
(you can use your clean hands to finely crumble it, I won’t tell); add
1/2 cup soy mayonnaise and a stalk or two of finely diced celery. Serve
in pita, on bread, or as a side dish. If you like, you can add a small
amount of thinly sliced scallion or minced chives. Any time I serve
this, it is practically inhaled, even by people who claim they don’t
2. Pasta salad: Combine with pasta to make a simple and tasty cold
salad. You can use any brand for this; finely dice a package of baked
tofu and combine with about 1/2 pound cooked pasta (chunky shapes like
rotini or cavatappi are good for this). Add whatever you’d like: diced
bell pepper, olives, celery, carrots, dried tomatoes…or whatever you
have in the produce drawer. Dress with soy mayonnaise or any sort of
dressing you find compatible with the ingredients you choose.
3. Easy fajitas: Cut baked tofu into strips and warm in a microwave
or toaster oven; have everyone make their own fajitas by placing a few
of the strips down the centers of warmed 8-inch flour tortillas.
Sprinkle with shredded lettuce, salsa, and shredded cheddar-style soy
cheese. Roll up and eat!
4. Toss into stir-fries: Cut the baked tofu into dice or short strips
and add to mixed vegetable stir-fries containing broccoli and seasonal
5. Oven barbecue: Combine diced baked tofu with bell pepper strips,
sliced zucchini, and thinly sliced red onion and toss with your favorite
all-natural barbecue sauce. Bake at 425 degrees, stirring every 10
minutes or so, until the vegetables are tender and starting to brown,
about 25 to 30 minutes. For a hearty meal, serve over brown rice with a
bountiful salad on the side.
Your question and comments are welcome