Good Food's associate food editor Barney says this is his favourite veggie summer dish, perfect for picnics
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Also known as bean curd, it’s high in protein, low in fat and calories, and free from cholesterol. Available in most supermarkets, tofu is made by soaking dried soy beans in water, then they’re crushed, the ‘milk’ is separated off and a coagulant is added so the mixture separates into curds and whey – a bit like making cheese. Tofu is a staple in Japanese cooking, where it is used in salads, noodle dishes and soups, as well as deep-fried.